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Most Recent ISSA News

Grow GM potatoes in Ireland……

Teagasc (Irish Research and Advisory Body for Agriculture) have recently applied to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for a license to grow GM potatoes in Ireland, to be planted this Spring. This is at a time when most other EU Countries are imposing restrictions, if not outright bans on GM crop. Growing GM crops in ...

Raspberries – Pruning

Pruning out the old canes. After fruiting, untie the canes that have fruited and cut them out at ground level. Remove the weakest of the new canes. Aim to have three or four good canes per 30 centimetres of row. Autumn fruiting types should be pruned in February. Tie in the new canes to the ...

Recommended seeds for winter salads & veg.

If you  have a raised bed in your garden or have set up gardens at school. Overwintering salads are: salad rocket, winter purslane, corn salad and some hardier lettuces and endive. The problem though is that they should have been sowed in August, early September at the latest to be transplanted before mid October. Other overwintering vegs would be swedes, leeks, ...

A world without cancer – The story of vitamin B17

Someone sent this in an email, I thought you may be interested?

Cider varieties

Question? I wonder do you have cider apple tree's similar to these below please.I would appreciate your help. Bitter sweet. Bisquet. Binet rouge. Frequin. Douce Moen. Mettais. Noel des Champs. Sweet varieties Rouge Duret. Douce coetigne Acid varieties Petit Jaune. Rambault. Cidor. Bitter varieties Judor. Avrolles. Answer: Best to try English’s nursery in Wexford: or Matthews in the UK:

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Back Issues – 2011

15th June 2011 - Cross-Pollination, Causes of Fruit Tree Stress,  Horse Power 1st July 2011 - Interpretive Panels, Volunteers Sought For Open Day, Apple-Potato Barn Dedication, Seed Training Field Trip To Brown Envelope Seeds 14th July 2011 - Start of the Seed Harvest, Public Talk on Bees at ISSA by Tim ...

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