The Spring 2021 edition of Vegetables Australia features over 100 pages of vegetable industry news, R&D project updates, event wrap-ups, grower and industry member profiles, and much more!

The 108-page spring edition features comprehensive coverage of Hort Connections 2021, which was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in June.

It also acknowledges the winners at this year’s National Awards for Excellence that include the grower profile feature Andrew and David Moon, and women in horticulture subject Catherine Velisha.

AUSVEG Biosecurity Officer Zali Mahony goes behind the scenes at the Federal Government-operated post entry quarantine facility in Melbourne’s north, while Projects Officer Ian Thomas introduces readers to the ‘Boosting Diagnostics’ project. This is a multi-industry initiative looking to increase Australia’s ability to detect, contain, and eradicate plant pest and disease outbreaks.

In 2020, Western Sydney University joined forces with Hort Innovation and five industry partners to establish the Masterclass in Protected Cropping. This edition delves into the Masterclass and three students reflect on their learning experience as a result of their participation.

There is also an important update from AUSVEG National Public Affairs Manager Tyson Cattle about the Australian Agriculture Visa.

This is only a small taste of what is in this edition of Vegetables Australia.

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