PHASERS TO STUN
28/08/2008 Word is that the latest Monaghan Mushroom operation at Carbury in Co.Kildare is about to come on stream with it’s first load of phase 3 compost.
28/08/2008 Stalker has been keeping an eye on BBC2 over the summer for the new ag-mag programme that is Jimmy Doherty's Farming Heroes...
HOT NOT BOTHERED
28/08/2008 David Totten was out of the country lately on a business trip.
28/08/2008 Stalker is often asked the question - what about yer man, what's he doing now?
NATURAL FLY CONTROL
28/08/2008 We are well into summer (what summer Stalker hears the cry!) and crops being cased now will be cropping into early autumn – so growers need to think about their fly control measures now.
28/08/2008 It's funny the way that certain names leap out at one.
28/08/2008 Summer is the time for getting away from it all, especially with the kind of summer we've just experienced.
STRIKING RING OF GOLD
28/08/2008 Seems like Reen Compost's Sean Mc Ardle is marrying off daughters at a phenomenal rate.
28/08/2008 The oil price rollercoaster continued in August, with prices spiking and dipping before taking a longer plunge than has been seen in a while.
JACK & JILL
A former mushroom grower is currently involved in raising funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation in Ireland.
28/08/2008 Stalker has heard that more suppliers within the mushroom industry are becoming increasingly concerned over the extended credit periods being taken by some growers.
28/08/2008 There was a CMP meeting in The Kilmore Hotel not far outside Cavan town, in the County Cavan, during the middle of August.
28/08/2008 Stalker has learned that Dofra have just appointed JF McKenna as their UK and Irish distributor.
28/08/2008 Any pollster posing questions to the composting community at present on the question of straw and the late harvest would no doubt get some gloomy results.
28/08/2008 Congratulations are extended to Robert Wilson, technical consultant at Reen Compost, on the birth of baby number four.