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June 2018 eNews

Our desire to CHANGE must be greater the our desire to stay the SAME

Biosecurity Capacity Building @ Lardner

AUSVEG Biosecurity, meet Select Produce …  Our forum on 2 May saw 32 attendees come together.  The report will soon be available.  Click to request a copy HERE

Responsible Chemical Handlers @ Wonthaggi

VegPRO & Duff Consulting deliver accredited skills training at the Workmen’s Club over two days – 5 & 6 June. Reserve you place for Lindenow on 12 & 13 Sept HERE

Gippsland’s Great Achievements @ AUSVEG VIC Awards for Excellence

Gippsland’s vegetable industry must be proud to work alongside these winners:

Michael Bogicevic ~ GROWER OF THE YEAR ~ Coolibah Herbs (Warragul & Pearcedale)

Daniel Hammond ~ YOUNG GROWER OF THE YEAR ~ Bulmer Farms (Lindenow)

East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days ~ COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Schreurs & Sons ~ R&D ADOPTION AWARD ~ (Middle Tarwin & Clyde)

Congratulations to all and best wishes for the National Awards to be announced on 20 June 2018 at the Hort Connections convention in Brisbane

R&D Adoption Award

Schreurs & Sons, now growing in Gippsland at Middle Tarwin (and Clyde) won the R&D Adoption Award at the AUSVEG VIC Awards for Excellence 2018.  Here’s why …

Training & Event Reminders – Save The Dates

Learn Process Mapping Skills – Wednesday 18 July – Leongatha (TBA)

Pests & Disease in Babyleaf Veg – Monday 30 July – Longford (TBA)

VegInnovations (All New) – Thursday 2 August – Sale BOOK HERE

Learn Process Mapping Skills – Wednesday 15 August – Bairnsdale (TBA)

Gippsland Women In Horticulture Conference 2018 – Thursday 23 August

Tips, Tricks & A Little Bit of Extension Magic – Wednesday 29 August – CBD

Chemical Handling – 12 & 13 September – Lindenow (TBA)

Post Harvest Management of Vegetables – Maffra & Korumburra (TBA)

Bunching Veg & Cucurbit Growers

NSW DPI Field Guides available for growers – limited number.  Request your free copy HERE

It’s not too late to register …  Call (03) 9882 0277 or by email here

IDO Returns From USA 

Three weeks flew by as my partner & I motored about 5,000kms of California, Arizona, Nevada & Utah.  The scale of vegetable production in California and Arizona beggars belief!  So too does cultivating one sand dune away from the Pacific Ocean.  I found a new love, this oft forgotten brassica – Kohlrabi – is delicious raw or cooked.  I saw these at Delta Farmers’ Market, Isleton, California, for $2 each.