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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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Event Name Forthside Farm Open Day
Start Date 5th Dec 2019 9:30am
End Date 5th Dec 2019 3:30pm
Duration 6 hours

Do long term cover crops improve soil health? AND much more!

Chuck on some clean boots and come along to our FREE Forthside Vegetable Research Farm Open Day!

Catch-up on the latest research trial updates, speak with the researchers and hear from leading agronomists AND get out on the farm to see the wide range of trials in progress.

Ample parking - 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 Michael 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