Spring 2010

The weather cycle has turned and the long awaited rainfall has arrived and provided more than normal averages.

This has presented growers with difficult working conditions for planting and harvesting, with some crops suffering from the wet conditions.

Although there are still plenty of vegetables available, we can look forward to warmer weather during summer.


Annual General Meeting 2010
Growers, members and guests were privy to the highs and lows of the Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria’s past 12 months at the recent Annual General Meeting….

Collaborative Industry Organistions Project
The VGA will participate in the Collaborative Industry Organistions project funded through Horticulture Australia and the National Vegetable R&D levy…

Bunyip Food Belt
Melbourne’s south east is set to become a major fresh food production centre for the population, with plans to establish a food belt on the city’s fringe…

Golf Day 2010
The annual VGA Golf Day, now in its third year, was held at the Lang Lang Golf Club in August. There was no shortage of willing participants and early showers did not deter competitors…

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Reports :

IPM disease program findings
A recent series of workshops held in East Gippsland and Cranbourne have highlighted the importance of soil health in the fight against plant diseases affecting the Victorian vegetable industry…

Vegetable industry thrives in Mildura
The Mildura region is well known as a horticultural production hub with some of the State’s largest and most productive vegetable farms…

Make Safety a Priority
Farmers are being urged to check that their machinery has adequate safety guarding as part of a state-wide WorkSafe campaign launched in July….

Healthy soils workshop
Growers attended a popular workshop last month highlighting the importance ol maintaining healthy soils for maximum productivity…

Supporting consumer marketing
The VGA continues to provide support to the Melbourne Market Authority marketing team in the numerous promotional programs and events held in Victoria…

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