Winter 2008

Victoria’s fruit and vegetable growers were slowly being pushed out of the State’s Central Market by new restrictions on pre-order deliveries prior to daily trading hours.


AusVeg 2008 National Vegetable Awards

Peter Cochrane – AUSVEG Chairman’s Award
Peter Schreurs
– Grower of the Year
Chris Millis
– Young
Grower of the Year Award

All three winners are terrific ambassadors for the Victorian industry and had shown strong leadership and capabilities in their sector.

Succession planning
Many farmers feel succession planning is about selling the farm. Actually, it’s more about handing it over to the children in a structured manner, so they have a better chance of success…

Vegetable disease research
A new national research project is set to help Australian vegetable growers in the fight against fungal diseases.

Smarter ways to combat disease
Ian Willert, Operations Manager at Boomaroo Nurseries is hoping to use some new practices to manage white blister and downy mildew at the nursery…

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Challenging times at market
The new hours have made it very hard for country buyers to get home in time for same-day FRESH deliveries, the main advantage of grocers over supermarkets.

Policy Council
The Melbourne Market’s self-appointed Policy Council was formed by four wholesalers and retailers for the sole purpose of discussing market hours.

Epping 2011
The new market at Epping is still on-track for business in 2011. Growers have the opportunity to view plans of the new market complex…

Golf Day a MUST !
Mark it in red in your diary, Friday 1 August is the 2008 Golf Day, at Lang Lang in South Gippsland, hosted by the VGA and proudly sponsored by EE Muir & Sons

Just add Fruit and Vegetables
The ‘Go for your Life’ programme continues to campaign its strong message and the second stage kicked off at Carlton in late May…

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