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Events listed in bold are part of the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET), a strategic levy investment project under the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund which is communicating research and development information to Australian growers.

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Food extrusion and leafminer workshop (Tyabb)

28 March 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

re you interested in how to turn vegetable waste into nutrient-dense, value-added products that can help supplement your business’s profitability, or how to protect against the vegetable leafminer?

As part of the levy-funded VegNET program being delivered in northern, western and south-eastern Victoria, a workshop is being held by AUSVEG, CSIRO and RMCG to show growers the latest in food extrusion technology and walk industry members through a mock surveillance exercise designed to prepare for the arrival of vegetable leafminer.

The workshop will include:

  • An introduction to the vegetable leafminer, where it is found, the damage it causes and how to protect against it, with a mock surveillance exercise (Dr Jessica Lye, AUSVEG)
  • An extrusion demonstration of broccoli and carrot, where participants will see, touch and taste crops that have been turned into snack products and discuss opportunities for value added products within their businesses (Dr Danyang Ying, CSIRO)

A flyer for this workshop has been produced if you know anyone in your networks who would be interested in attending.

For more information about the partnership program for control, eradication and preparedness for vegetable leafminer in Australia, take a look at the project page on the Plant Health Australia website.

The VegNET program and CSIRO food extrusion technology for the vegetable industry are both strategic levy investments under the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund.

The strategic levy investment project RD&E program for control, eradication and preparedness for vegetable leafminer (MT16004) is a part of the Hort Innovation Vegetable and Nursery Funds. This project has been funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable and nursery research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.


Taranto Farms
57 The Crescent
Tyabb, VIC 3913 Australia
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