MORE than 50 potato growers, processors, agronomists and industry members last week attended an AusVeg workshop in Warragul.
The workshop covered the latest research and development activities and showed how outcomes could be applied on-farm.
Victorian Department of Primary Industries researchers presented a range of industry research and development projects relating to soil and plant health issues.
A representative from Tasmanian-based agricultural service provider AgVita Analytical discussed the benefits of real-time nutrient analysis.
AusVeg said the workshop capped off a successful first year for the Potato Industry Extension Program, with a high level of interest generated in similar workshops held in the major potato-growing regions of Australia throughout the year.
Grants up for grabs
AS part of the Federal Government's Carbon Farming Futures Program, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is seeking applications for project funding under the $64 million Extension and Outreach Program.
Grants will be allocated to projects that deliver information to industry participants on the Carbon Farming Initiative and greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Wine and dine
THE American Chamber of Commerce will host a winemaking innovation business lunch in Adelaide on November 30.
Speakers include viticulturist Prue Henscke, winemaker Emmanuelle Requin-Bekkers from Chalk Hill and wine industry legend d'Arry Osborn from d'arenberg.
- For more details, phone (08) 8212 4688.
THE Horticulture Australia Limited industry members forum and annual general meeting kicks off in Sydney today. The forum will feature workshops on topics including innovation, market trends and export opportunities.
The HAL industry dinner tonight awards leading figures in Australian horticulture. The forum concludes tomorrow.
ANTI-dumping workshops will be held across the nation over the next few weeks. The Australian Industry Group workshops will provide an overview of the anti-dumping system from different stakeholders' perspectives.
For more details, phone Christopher Hayes on (03) 9867 0140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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