VGA-Victoria hosted a popular seminar series over the two days of the National Vegetable Expo held at Werribee, earlier this month.
Growers, their staff and industry suppliers took the opportunity to chat with both VGA-Victoria Industry Development Officers (IDO), Slobodan Vujovic and Helena Whitman, and browse a wide selection of useful booklets and posters.
Guest presenters gave short informative talks on their work including, pest & disease management, weather trends and farm safety in the vegetable industry.
Growers also took the opportunity to discuss their particular issues with the presenters.
Speakers included :
Liz Minchinton – White Blister
Nic Gowans – Precision Horticulture
Pam Strange – Weather Patterns
Dianne Fullelove - People Development
Caroline Donald – Soilborne Diseases
Andrew Sullivan – Farm Worker Injuries
Andrew White - EnviroVeg Program
Growers attending the seminars said that they were very interesting and informative.
Liz Minchinton discusses White Blister at the Expo
“Now I know what the’re saying when they talk about the Oscillation Index,” said one grower.
“I’ve heard about precision horticulture before, but didn’t know it was possible in the vegetable industry,” said another.
VGA-Victoria, wishes to thank all speakers for their informative presentations to growers.
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