Bundaberg vegetable growers will be coming together on August 9 to canvass options for managing farms with special regard to environmental considerations, according to AUSVEG Environment Coordinator Mr Darcy Boyd.
AUSVEG is Australia’s peak industry body for Australia’s 6,000 vegetable growers and will be funding the free afternoon seminar for growers in the region in association with Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers.
The seminar will be Chaired by Peter Peterson, Executive Officer for Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers.

“EnviroVeg has been developed as the industry’s own environmental management program, which places EnviroVeg in a unique position to best service the needs of Australian growers and this seminar will provide the necessary information to help growers improve their environmental performance,” Mr Boyd said.

“In addition, a range of first-class presenters on soil health, new chemical processes, nursery innovations and immigration requirements will all form part of the special seminar.

“Growers who want to improve their approaches to soil management whilst at the same time looking after the environment should definitely attend the Information Session,” said Mr Boyd.

The session program includes presentations by a senior horticulturalist and a principle plant pathologist from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), representatives of Incitec Pivot, Elders and Syngenta, and speakers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and specialist vegetable seedling producer Boomaroo Nurseries.

“Undertaking the EnviroVeg program allows growers to benchmark their results against previous years, as well as gaining valuable feedback on their practices.

“The EnviroVeg program will enable growers to demonstrate to the community and to their retail or wholesale customers that they are actively engaged in environmentally responsible practices on their farm,” Mr Boyd said.

The free EnviroVeg Information Session will run from 3.00 – 5.30pm at the Lookout Function Room in the Old Bundy Tavern at 20 Quay Street, Bundaberg in Queensland.

For more information or to register to attend the free information session, please contact Darcy Boyd, AUSVEG Environment Coordinator on (03) 9822 0388 or email darcy.boyd@ausveg.com.au.


MEDIA CONTACT: Darcy Boyd, Environment Coordinator, AUSVEG
Phone: (03) 9822 0388, Mobile: 0401 212 262, Email: darcy.boyd@ausveg.com.au