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Leafy variety trials (Gingin)

3 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Western Australian growers looking to learn more about managing problem soilborne diseases in their vegetable crops are encouraged to attend the vegetablesWA Leafy Variety Trial day, which will also see the WA launch of Phase 2 of the Soil Wealth/ICP projects.

Dr Doris Blaesing (RMCG) and Dr Len Tesoriero (NSW DPI) will be presenting a practical session focusing on damping off diseases and their control, with plenty of in-field demonstrations, tips and tools.

Hosted by Maureen Dobra and Kevan Dobra from the Loose Leaf Lettuce Company, the day will also offer attendees a chance to tour seed plots where new green leaf varieties are being trialed, including head lettuce and baby leaf varieties.

Growers will also have the chance to speak to representatives from participating seed companies, including Bayer, South Pacific Seeds, Seminis and Rijk Zwaan.

For more information on the trial, you can view the flyer online. To RSVP, contact vegetablesWA’s Christina Ford on 08 9486 7515 or at


Loose Leaf Lettuce Company
198 Ashby Road
Gingin, WA 6503 Australia
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08 9481 0834
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