Keep an eye out for the latest Vegetables Australia magazine, which is due to reach mailboxes shortly. At 76 pages, this will be the biggest levy-funded magazine for the Australian vegetable industry.

Vegetables Australia – Winter 2020 explores the COVID-19 pandemic and how this has impacted our vegetable and potato industries, from businesses and growers to wholesale, food service, processors, supply chain and export.

This bumper edition also features the latest in research and development, a recap of recent industry events and profiles industry members from across the vegetable sector.

Headlining the biosecurity news is the detection of the fall armyworm in Australia and details about the invasive pest, and the industry’s response to its detection.

The winter edition introduces phase two of VegNET and what this means for the vegetable industry, while Dr Cherie Gambley from DAF, QLD provides an update on a multi-million-dollar research project that was established to address high-priority viral and bacterial diseases affecting vegetable crops.

AUSVEG’s Shakira Johnson also provides the latest on the iMapPESTS Program, which has seen the unveiling of three sentinels, and we hear from Applied Horticultural Research scientist Dr Jenny Ekman, who is leading a project that is exploring internal fruit rot of capsicum.

Vegetables Australia – Winter 2020 features numerous grower profiles. We also chat to Jo Van Niekerk from Boomaroo Nurseries about her passion for the vegetable industry, while agronomists Stuart Grigg and Kaushal Gunasekara speak about their foray into precision agriculture technologies.

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