The boddies will collaborate on development strategies for horticulture, on co-funding research projects, sharing information and hosting joint events.
Teagasc horticulture head Jim O’Mahony said:
"We are delighted with this very progressive development which is already inspiring our Research and Advisory Staff by opening up access to vast resources and possibilities of joint projects. This is an important agreement for Teagasc whereby the collaboration of the research and advisory resources of the two organisations will improve the service delivered to commercial horticulture producers in Ireland and will support the development of the sector into the future."
HDC horticulture director Dr Bill Parker said:
"I look forward to collaborating with Teagasc staff to identify future horticultural prospects of mutual interest and working together to bring them to fruition for the benefit of HDC levy payers."