VegNET Gippsland e-news issue 7 – July 2019

July  2019


Introducing Amna

Amna is passionate about horticulture, particularly vegetable production.  Recently she completed her Masters in Agricultural Science at University of Melbourne and is wanting to start work asap so that she can build on her experience.  Amna is happy to move where work is available.  To view Amna’s resume call Julie Tuhi, Programme Manager, Gippsland Regional Agrifood Employment Programme (GRAEP) on 0448 880 824 or email HERE

Agrichemical Pest Management

Time is running out to complete the survey.  Some vegetable surveys are already closed. Patrick Arratia, the project  leader, has been to Gippsland and spoken with several growers but maybe you want more information on the benefits of this project. If so, information is available HERE or contact Patrick at AUSVEG on 0418 982 572

Venessa Moodley on Biostimulants

Sorry about the very late notice for this event but Venessa is such an engaging speaker and a leader in her field.

On Thursday 1 August (day after tomorrow) from 9:00am there’s a seminar and then a site tour at Omnia in Morwell, if you happen to be in that area. It’s FREE & includes morning coffee.

Save your place by calling Ian Perryman straight away on 0499 018 485 or email him HERE

Award Winning Advice from Growers

VegNET Gippsland in collaboration with VegNET South East, West & North sponsor the AUSVEG VIC Award for R&D Adoption and this year it was won by Devon Meadow growers, Mark & Darren Schreurs.  To top that off, they went on to win the National Award for Industry Impact.  Learn more here ….

The Wardian Case Legacy

Who knew a simple wood and glass box would play such a complex role in globalisation through the transportation of live plants? These miniature greenhouses brought pleasure to the 3,000 Melbourne people who turned out to greet an English primrose in the 1850s.  They also delivered other unwanted visitors and were later phased out due to the biosecurity issues.

There’s more to read on the Wardian Case HERE


Masterclass at Taylors Lake Hotel

Vegetable growers & agronomists will benefit from this 1.5 day program which aims to inspire changes in thinking and practices in crop nutrition.  Not for the uninitiated, participants must have a basic understanding of the management of crop nutrition.

Part of Phase 2 of the Soil Wealth & ICP project, complete an Expression of Interest Form HERE or call Applied Horticultural Research on 02 8627 1040


How Can I Support Fellow Gippslanders in Agribusiness?

Here’s a fun way to do just that … Join other producers, processors and service providers at this inaugural event in the iconic “The Stables” venue at Sale to meet the award nominees, congratulate them, shake hands with the award winners and have a darn good time in the company of like minds.

Tickets are available HERE

Maybe get a table together?


Win a spot at the Food & Hotel China 2019 expo valued at $3,000+

Shanghai is a magical place & this year’s destination for the Food & Hotel China exposition.

If you’re already exporting or you’re ‘export ready’ and considering attendance at the expo, this opportunity could position your brand and your products in the thick of it.

More information is available HERE and best of luck !!

Maybe get a table together?


A Truly Wonderful Opportunity …

Young people are our future & involving them in problem solving in agribusiness is a great way to attract them to the industry.

There are a couple of spots left to become an Industry Mentor so contact GippyAG ‘s Amy Cosby HERE or call her mobile on 0405 824 112 or jump straight to registration.


Closing with Riviera Farms Carrots ….