Your R&D Levy at Work

Organic Vegetable Producers

Recently, a meeting of organic vegetable growers was organised at Koo Wee Rup by Slobodan Vujovic, VGA Vic IDO-East.

Information from a past research project: “Disease management strategies for downy mildew on spring onions and white blister on radish” HAL VG01045 by author,.Dr Liz Minchinton, DPI Victoria

The project was completed in 2005 but the projects findings and recommendations are still current practice.

The main interest for organic growers was the disease prediction model that was successfully used in managing Downy Mildew in Spring Onions.

As a result of this meeting DPI & VGA Victoria will be assist organic onion growers in trialling of the DownCast predictive model..

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About the Vegetable R&D Levy

The National Research and Development Vegetable Levy provides funding for research and development on behalf of industry.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is responsible for managing industry funds and matching funds from the Commonwealth Government.

State Grower representatives on the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), recommend which research and development projects should be funded by HAL.

During the life of a project many extension activities are conducted for Growers and their advisors, including demonstration field days, workshops, presentations, newsletters, magazine articles and a final report that is tabled with HAL.

The VGA Industry Development Officers are available to assist all vegetable growers.

If you need to get in touch with current research, or research that has been completed in the past and would like more information, please contact :

                      Slobodan Vujovic

                                  Mobile : 0422 583 784

                                  Email :

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