ICL announces its Hort Science Live (HSL) event is coming to Ireland for the first time and will be held at Yellow Furze Nurseries, Co. Meath, on Wednesday, October 5.
“HSL Ireland will deliver interesting and thought-provoking content on the key practical themes of growing, nurturing, and protecting ornamental crops,” says ICL’s sales development manager for Ireland, Brendan Howell.
ICL’s highly experienced technical teams will lead workstations tackling topical themes, including the transition to sustainable growing media, how to reduce peat without compromising plant quality, and the importance of wetting agent technology.
“As the industry gradually reduces its reliance on peat and turns to more sustainable raw materials, it’s vital growers understand where these materials come from, how they work, and how to manage them to get the best results,” says Brendan. “At HSL Ireland, we will discuss the pros and cons of different materials and explain how they are mixed to suit different plant types and growing systems.”
The HSL nurture workstation will feature Osmocote 5 and how it delivers super-efficient and effective nutrient release. “Osmocote 5 has been painstakingly designed and developed to overcome the specific nutritional challenges faced by growers using peat-reduced and peat-free mixes,” explains Brendan.
With the loss of chemical vine weevil controls, HSL Ireland will highlight the integrated tools at growers’ disposal – including the launch of Lalguard M52 GR – a metarhrizium product for incorporation into growing media.
“HSL has proved to be a very popular event in the UK,” says Brendan. “We’re delighted to be bringing it to Ireland. Aside from providing technical and practical insight, it provides a welcome networking opportunity and a chance to visit Yellow Furze Nurseries - one of Ireland’s leading wholesale suppliers of quality hardy nursery stock. Spaces for HSL Ireland are limited, so don’t delay registering.” Free to attend, to register and receive regular updates, visit https://www.hort-science.com/live/