Tasmanian growers and industry members are invited to this year’s Precision Ag EXPO, a great way to learn about the new technologies and practices that are shaping modern agriculture and helping growers maximise productivity.

This one-day event is hosted by the Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group (TAPG) and is a fantastic opportunity to keep up with the latest industry developments, as well as to meet up with other growers and get some fresh perspectives on the industry.

Time/date: 9:00am-6:00pm, Thursday 19 April 2018
Location: Hagley Farm School, 2508 Meander Valley Road, Hagley TAS

It boasts an exciting line-up of speakers, in-field demonstrations and exhibitors that can help you identify new ways of tackling the challenges that affect your business, including:

  • Field demonstrations of potato equipment
  • Field demonstrations of the RIPPA
  • Discussions about the economics of drainage with Frank Mulcahy (Simplot), Reuben Wells (Ag Logic) and Will Bignell (DroneAg)
  • An update on the tomato potato psyllid by National Tomato Potato Psyllid Coordinator Alan Nankivell
  • The launch of Phase 2 of the levy-funded Soil Wealth/ICP projects
  • A presentation about the Strategic Investment Plan for potato growers

AUSVEG Environment Coordinator Andy Shaw will have a booth at the event for any growers looking to learn more about how the levy-funded EnviroVeg program can help you attain Freshcare Environmental certification. He’s also available to chat to anyone looking to learn more about sustainable resource use in vegetable production, so swing by his booth on the day!

For more information about the TAPG Precision Ag EXPO, see the event flyer here. This is a free event, but if you’re interested in coming along, RSVP for catering purposes to terry.brient@gmail.com.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 10 April 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!