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Published: 11 Sep 2018

Forthside Vegetable Research Facility

Join us on Wednesday 10 October for a Free Field Day at TIA's Vegetable Research Facility, Forthside, North-West Tasmania.

The field day will feature current agronomy trials being run by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA). You'll have an opportunity to walk through the site, view the trials, ask questions of researchers, and network with others interested in agronomy. 

We will have presentations from guest speakers Fred Crowe and Darryl Smith. 

Professor Fred Crowe, is an emeritus plant pathologist with Oregon State University, famous for his work on controlling onion white rot using garlic juice.  Fred is an international expert on the biology and control of soil and seed borne diseases of onion, carrot,s garlic, peppermint and grass seed.  

Darryl Smith is a third generation potato grower from Busselton, 200 kms South of Perth. He was the first potato grower in Australia to have Tomato - Potato Psyllid detected on his farm and he will join us to talk about his experience with this.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 

Time: 
10am - 4pm (including morning tea and lunch)
4pm - 6pm (spit roast dinner and networking)

Draft program available here 

Cost: Free 

Location: 124 Forthside Road, Forth, TAS 7310

Please RSVP by 3 October here or contact Leonie.White@utas.edu.au or 0407865640

This field day is being run in collaboration with VegNET