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- Teelt Specialist Potplanten
- Sales Manager Bio / Netherlands
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Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Significantly better results with new Iron fertilizers”
- What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?
- Race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation pushes growers to keep innovating
- BASF’s vegetable seeds and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for hydroponic lettuce
- Infarm to make strategy shift, cuts 500 jobs
Top 5 -last month
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
- Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation
Association needs to raise €250,000 to remain open
Ireland: Seed Savers threatened with closure due to funding cuts
Its marketing co-ordinator Geraldine Tobin said funding, from the Department of Agriculture has been drastically cut. “We’ve really been treading water frantically for 18 or 24 months. Every cut has been extremely difficult. We’ve tried everything from cutting as much as we can off daily operational expenses, to cutting staff hours and wages. Those cutbacks have been coupled with a decrease in sales and workshop bookings, giving us a typical perfect storm.”
“In short, our funding, which was previously as much as €250,000, has been cut to €147,000 which is over 40 per cent,” she added.
The association maintains a seed bank containing more than 600 rare and endangered vegetable varieties. Its native apple collection has more than 140 varieties while a native Irish grain collection has 48 varieties. The association has also set up a colony of hives with the native black bee. It runs workshops and hosts school tours and sells seeds, trees, flowers and plants to the public.
Ms Tobin said the protection of heritage seeds was “vitally important” work for the State. “A seed bank is a really important piece of infrastructure as it contains, should the need arise, emergency seed stocks.”
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