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March 2014

It’s been a long 10-week period with extreme dryness and heat. It certainly has been a challenge for growers to maintain the expected quality for buyers and consumers ...

David Wallace - President, VGA-Victoria

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Horticulture industry networks on the peninsula
The Horticulture Industry Network Program, of which VGA-Vic is a member, met recently on the Mornington Peninsula. The agenda for the workshop included a presentation from Richard Bennett of Horticulture Australia Limited on emergency management ...

Smarter Resources, Smarter Business
The Victorian Government is committed to helping business reduce costs and environmental impact. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to undertake an energy or materials efficiency assessment - the first step on the road to savings ...

Growing Leaders Program
Last year saw four Victorian participants take part in the Growing Leaders program. The program is a vegetable levy funded program that has been running for several years and seen many graduates from all states and aspects of vegetable production participate ...

Water availability for vegetable production
Concerned growers from the Clyde, Cranbourne and Devon Meadows areas held a meeting last month with Richard Anderson, Chair of the VFF Water Council ...

Upcoming Events

Leafy Veg Demo Day, 9 May 2014, Lindenow

2014 Produce Innovation Seminar, 19 June 2014, Cairns Queensland

PMA Fresh Connections, 24-26 June 2014, Auckland NZ

AUSVEG 2014 National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence, 19-21 June 2014, Cairns

2014 The International Year of Family Farming
Tasmanian colleague Jan Davis provided us with a great reminder and I quote from that article: "The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Family Farming" ...

New Technology Manager appointed by PMA Australia & New Zealand
Produce Marketing Association Australia - New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) has appointed Richard Bennett as its new Technology Manager, commencing on 1 March ...

The Right to Farm
It is interesting to listen to the many operational complaints levelled at growers from residential dwellers as suburban housing developments and an increased population move steadily into new areas ...

Vegetable Industry Training
It is disappointing to see so few of our younger growers taking up the opportunity of programs such as Growing Leaders – a program that helps participants gain confidence in their dealings with others, especially those that they view as their superiors ...

Vegetable Growers Golf Day
Although we have experienced very successful days at Lang Lang where the event has attracted over 80 golfers, the majority in the past two years have been industry associates and Lang Lang Club members ...

E.E. Muir & Sons hold a successful bi-annual growers golf day in May at the Werribee Golf Club and this will take place this year on Friday 2 May 2014 ...

Protecting your Property
Vegetable Growers Association has held a long and proud alliance with Wesfarmers Insurance and has been working together to serve the Victorian vegetable industry ...

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July 2015

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