Summer 2010

What unusual weather we have had since my spring report.

Good rains in some areas, with none in others and also record breaking heat waves in November.

What next? We can only hope that this is not a taste of things to come this summer.

Thank God for the good rains in most areas at the end of November.


State returns IDO’s to Victoria
The Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria has formed a partnership with the Victorian DPI – Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) project, that will bring Industry Development Officers back to Victoria.

Young Leader Recognised
Congratulations to Rick Butler for receiving the Young Leader of the Year Award. At just 31, this innovative sixth generation Victorian vegetable grower is a keen to “give back” to the Industry…

IDO team complete
The Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria has brought together a team of highly competent Industry Development Officers who each bring a different set of skills to the table…

Leafy Veg R&D ‘Think Tank’
A forum of researchers and grower representatives spent two days in Adelaide last month discussing the priorities of the Leafy Vegetable Industry…

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Carbon Emissions
Since Launceston’s “Keep it Real” Conference – the Federal Government’s Environment Minister, Penny Wong, has announced that carbon emissions in agriculture would be put off the agenda indefinitely…

Property Identification
Another VGA priority is working with the local Victorian DPI with regards to “Property Identification Numbers” for vegetable growers…

New Market design
The Fruit and Vegetable Market Community has welcomed the design changes to the trading area of the new market, to be relocated to Epping, from a T shape to a M or anchor shape…

AusVeg CEO
There has been a positive turn around in the activities and operations of the National Vegetable and Potato Industry’s peak body, AUSVEG, since the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Richard Mulcahy

Chemical review
The Department of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries (DAFF) is continuing its review into the implementation of a National Chemical Model with respect to the individual models currently valid in each state…

VGA Annual General Meeting
The VGA Vic AGM held in October received good attendance with industry reports and presentations from invited guests being well received by members…

South East Growers’ Dinner Dance
More than 200 guests attended the Villa Adriana at Dandenong South on Saturday 25 October for a vegetable grower regional event…

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