Dr Jeff Mitchell (UCD) – visit for workshops on new technologies and approaches to sustainable vegetable production
This tour report details Dr Mitchell’s visit to a number of vegetable farms in Tasmania and gave a seminar to growers and service providers in Devonport. This was followed by attendance and presentations at a Partnering with Innovation workshop and field day at Cowra in NSW. The workshop also featured other speakers from Tasmania and Queensland. Topics included soil management for maintaining soil carbon, benefits of controlled traffic in the vegetable industry, use of biofumigant crops, cover crop selection in tropical environments, and conservation tillage techniques, equipment and economics in California.