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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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5th Dec 2019

09:30 am - 03:30 pm

Come along to our Forthside Vegetable Research Farm Open Day, to learn about cover crops, cropping systems and disease management research.

Chuck on some clean boots and tour the Forthside Farm to see the latest research trials, speak with the researchers and hear from leading agronomists.

  • Ample parking available
  • Lunch is provided
  • Please wear clean boots - foot baths will also be provided


09:30 am:  Registration

10:00 am:  Welcome and Opening Address - Professor Mike Rose, Interim Director TIA, Professor Jim Cavaye, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cradle Coast, University of Tasmania, Mrs Leonie Hiscutt, Leader of the Government for the Legislative Council.

10:30 am:  Resilient cropping systems: some ingredients  – Professor Adrian Newton, James Hutton Institute

11:15 am:  Powdery scab - new approaches to management - Professor Calum Wilson, TIA

11:35 am:  13 years of cover crop and rotation history – what does this do for our soil health? – Dr Robert Tegg, TIA

12:00 pm:  Panel discussion: Leading growers chat with researchers and agronomists on the value of crop rotations and cover crops

12:20 pm:  Spray Drone Demo - see it fly!

12:40 pm:  FREE BBQ Lunch and Industry trade show

Forthside Farm Walk

1:30 pm