Winter 2009

Congratulation to all organisers of the 2009 AUSVEG
Conference and National Vegetable Expo at Werribee.

In this edition
of Vegetables Victoria we give you a full
account through stories and photos of both events.


National Vegetable Conference 2009
It was a week the Victorian Vegetable Industry can be very proud of after being the host state of AUSVEG’s National Conference and National Vegetable Expo…

Consumers – the key to growth
The consumer must be the number one focus and they need to be convinced to eat more ‘home grown’ vegetables, echoed key speakers at this year’s National Vegetable Industry Conference…

Profiles – Victorian Award Winners

Peter DalSanto – Industry Recognition Award
Paul Horne
– Researcher of the Year
Steve Skopilianos
– Innovative Marketing Award

Photos – National Vegetable EXPO 2009

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Promotion & Marketing
The Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria is working on a new Strategic Plan for the Industry …

Strategic Plan
The Victorian Vegetable Industry Strategic Plan is now in the final draft stages and will be shortly published in booklet format and distributed Industry-wide…

Market Relocation
Market relocation is still a big concern for all growers as well as the Market Community. In a business that is as big as the Footscray Wholesale Market with hundreds of businesses involved,

Heat Wave
The record heat wave we had in March did more damage than was initially suspected.
Some crops survived better than others and we have all had to either resow or re-plant so now there are quality crops to harvest…

Climate Change
My experience on the land for the past 55 years and what my father taught me from his own experiences identified that Mother Nature is a cycle…

Farewell to IDO’s
It was great to have our own IDO and has been the best way to communicate with growers on the ground.

Unfortunately Horticulture Australia Limited see the future differently and have designed a completely new structure.
Only time will tell if it will be an improvement…

Vegetables Victoria website
Our re-vamped website has become the forefront of our Victorian Vegetable Industry and would have to rank as one of the most up-to-date sites in the Industry…

Working with DPI Victoria
We welcome the initiative of the Victorian Government in its new model for Better Services to the Horticultural Industry by the DPI.

The Association is very keen to be involved in projects and in assisting to provide vegetable growers with opportunities of regular industry briefings and forums…

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