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.

“We recognise that growers are time poor and want an overview of the latest R&D so that they can pick and choose the research findings that are relevant to their businesses,” said Mr 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.

“The first edition of the InfoVeg Radio features an update on a recent levy funded program from DAFF Queensland that is looking at managing soil health, as well as an interview with a researcher from Victoria who has investigated the future potential for electricity generation using biogas,” said Mr White.
Each edition of InfoVeg Radio will include the very latest research discoveries and will be available for vegetable levy payers to stream online from the AUSVEG website (, or to subscribe to via a portable audio device, such as a smartphone.
Growers with tractors equipped with a USB input in the cab stereo, such as those in the John Deere range, can also listen to the programs while out in the field.
This communication has been funded by HAL using the National Vegetable Levy with matched funds from the Australia Government.
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