Expo Seminars Inform Growers

VGA-Victoria hosted a popular seminar series over the two days of the National Vegetable Expo held at Werribee, earlier this month.

Growers, their staff and industry suppliers took the opportunity to chat with both VGA-Victoria Industry Development Officers (IDO), Slobodan Vujovic and Helena Whitman, and browse a wide selection of useful booklets and posters.

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Guest presenters gave short informative talks on their work including, pest & disease management, weather trends and farm safety in the vegetable industry.

Growers also took the opportunity to discuss their particular issues with the presenters.

Speakers included :

Liz Minchinton – White Blister

Nic Gowans – Precision Horticulture

Pam Strange – Weather Patterns

Dianne Fullelove – People Development

Caroline Donald – Soilborne Diseases

Andrew Sullivan – Farm Worker Injuries

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Growers attending the seminars said that they were very interesting and informative.

2011 Expo Seminar Series
Liz Minchinton discusses White Blister at the Expo

“Now I know what the’re saying when they talk about the Oscillation Index,” said one grower.

2011 Expo Seminar Series

“I’ve heard about precision horticulture before, but didn’t know it was possible in the vegetable industry,” said another.

VGA-Victoria, wishes to thank all speakers for their informative presentations to growers.

For more information contact your Industry Development Officers :

Slobodan Vujovic
IDO – East
Helena Whitman
IDO – West

0422 583 784

0407 772 299



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