AUSVEG launches ‘InfoVeg Radio’ to drive uptake of cutting-edge R&D initiatives
AUSVEG has today launched ‘InfoVeg Radio’, a R&D-focused podcast specifically for Australian vegetable producers.
“InfoVeg Radio will provide industry R&D in an audio format so that vegetable growers can more easily digest the latest research findings,” said AUSVEG Manager of Industry Development and Communications, Mr Andrew White.
“InfoVeg Radio will release regular audio programs focusing on cutting-edge research and development being undertaken within the industry.”
AUSVEG is the leading horticulture body representing Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers.
“Whether it is access to the latest findings regarding innovative soil health measures to manage plant diseases, the feasibility of biogas generation as an electricity source, or innovative mechanised equipment that could drive labour efficiencies, InfoVeg Radio will be available to download, providing a regular and reliable update on the most recent discoveries,” said Mr White.
Mr White said that InfoVeg Radio podcasts would be around 10 minutes long and would include interviews with leading researchers in order to provide a snapshot of the latest R&D occurring across the sector.
“The vegetable industry invests around $15 million each year, including matched Commonwealth funds, to try and find the answers to the big questions that are affecting growers, from critical technical issues like pests and diseases, to game changing programs that investigate trade opportunities to open up new markets,” Mr White said.