Victorian vegetable growers
will have the opportunity to hear from leading researchers and industry
representatives on innovative approaches to on-farm management at a workshop to
be held in Cranbourne on Thursday 24 September.

The workshop will be hosted by AUSVEG and will feature presentations from key
industry representatives, including Mr Tom Loveless, Research and Development
(R&D) Manager at DuPont Crop Protection and Dr Kristen Stirling, Senior
Consultant from RM Consulting Group.
Attendees will also hear from Mr Sam Birrell, Agronomist from Netafim, as well
as Digital Innovation Manager Mr Alex Mills and Commercial Manager – Victoria
Ms Jenny Haupt, both from Adama Australia.
AUSVEG representatives will also talk about biosecurity and exotic plant pest
threats, responsible chemical use and the EnviroVeg Program.
“Victorian vegetable growers will have a valuable opportunity to meet with some
of the industry’s leading members and discuss the latest updates in management
techniques on-farm, which can help them in the everyday management of their
businesses,” said AUSVEG National Manager – Scientific Affairs Dr Jessica Lye.
“Growers will be able to learn more about the vegetable levy-funded Soil Wealth
and Integrated Crop Protection projects, as well as being informed on the
latest solutions from leading agribusiness, DuPont Crop Protection, and
irrigation design and crop water requirements from Netafim.”
“By offering growers and industry members a forum to openly discuss the latest
research and developments in the industry, the most relevant information can be
disseminated to growers for them to improve the productivity and profitability
of their businesses.” 
“The innovative Trapview system, developed by Adama Australia and winner of the
AUSVEG Productivity Partner Award at the 2015 National Horticulture Convention,
will also be presented to attendees.”
AUSVEG is the leading horticultural body representing Australia’s 9,000
vegetable and potato growers.
The workshop will be held at the Cranbourne Golf Club on the South Gippsland
Highway on Thursday 24 September from 3:30pm – 6.30pm. Refreshments will be
Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register their interest with AUSVEG
on (03) 9882 0277, or email The workshop is funded by
Horticulture Innovation Australia using the National Vegetable Levy and funds
from the Australian Government.


Kyriakou, AUSVEG Senior Communications Officer/Editor

Phone: (03) 9882 0277, Mobile: 0488 124 626 Email: