Upcoming webinars on redbacks and pumpkin etch
Research scientists at Applied Horticultural Research invite you to register to two upcoming webinars:
Redback spiders in vegetables — Friday 3 April, 1pm (AEST)
From April to June is ‘redback season’, where consumer complaints about redback spiders in vegetables, are most likely to surface on social media.
Where do the spiders come from? Why are they there? And, most importantly, what can you do about it?
These questions and more will be answered in an AHR webinar featuring Dr Jenny Ekman.
Please register to the redback webinar here.
Brown etch in butternut pumpkin — Friday 17 April, 1pm (AEST)
The development of “brown etch” blotches and blemishes on butternut pumpkin skin relegates it to pig food or landfill, even though on the inside, the pumpkin’s bright orange flesh remains fine for human consumption.
To improve sustainability and minimise waste, a study funded by Hort Innovation has been investigating the causes of the markings.
To learn more and register to Dr Ekman’s webinar on brown etch, click here.