Trial Training Program For Granite Belt Vegetable Growers On Pest And Beneficials
This project aimed at developing a training program consisting of laboratory and field workshops and a manual for Granite belt vegetable growers on pests and beneficials. Growers who participated in the training program were trained to identify major insect and arachnid orders and have an understanding of their lifecycle and damage. The insect collections they developed as part of the program were to be retained by participants for use as an on-farm reference tool. The use of adult education principles and the involvement of growers in the development of the training program were employed to maximise the success of the program.