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July 2018 eNews

Are you harvesting the best from the vegetable capacity building project?  Is your business more profitable?  Is your operation more productive?  Call your Industry Development Officer, Shayne Hyman on 0417 330 081 for more answers than questions …

HortConnections 2018 Memories

The Lockyer Valley Field Trip was fabulous but chilly (no kidding!)  See the Koala Farms seedling operation below. Some stand-out speakers, thought-provoking like Drew Yancey, Innovation Strategist for Clareo.  And Rachael Robertson on leading a team in Antarctica.  Check out her “No Triangles” tool for effective teamwork and practical communication HERE

Gippsland Women In Horticulture are …. 

Growers, service providers, policy makers, processors, agronomists, employees, suppliers, trainees and supporters of a vibrant and growing industry. To give our best we need to leave the pack house, office or field for a day to recharge & re-invent with other women.  A packed program of speakers, discussions, prizes, networking and more for the price of a counter meal.  Book HERE today and don’t forget to share with other women.

Improving Through Process Mapping

Leongatha hosted a room full of growers on 18 July for the half day course delivered by Toby Cook.  Reserve your place for Bairnsdale on 15 August at 8:30am HERE

Speaking of thought-provoking, consider these opportunities ….

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

Current AUSVEG Biosecurity Survey takes just 5 minutes and will inform future on-farm biosecurity initiatives.  Can we afford not to complete it … HERE

MyPestGuide app is now available on the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store – Designed for WA there is much that is applicable in VIC

Webinar on Robotics & Intelligent Systems on 23 August 12:30-1:30pm  Register HERE and view the preliminary video below

Rural Water Awards nominations for clever/adaptive Victorian users close on 31 August.  Cash prizes at regional & State levels.  More information HERE or contact Julie Logan at Southern Rural Water HERE

HarvestFest 2018 at Lardner Park from 9-11 November is looking for exhibitors & demonstrators on the theme Grow, Make, Eat, Live More details HERE

They’re back …

Recent decisions made by retailers about the supply of ‘single-use’ carry bags has seen the demand for alternatives, like string bags, surge.  How wise were our grandmothers?