2017 ATGA Members Pests and Diseases Roadshow

June 14, 2017 No Comments by Web Admin

Truffle Pest & Disease project – Research extension – Winter 2017

Aim

To update Australian truffle producers on progress and future plans within the RIRDC project “Pests and diseases of truffles and their host trees in Australia”.

The road show
Team members of the Pests and Diseases Project will visit regional centres of truffle growing districts across Australia (see proposed itinerary below).
At the talks, there will be hands-on pest collections to demonstrate the array of pests, beneficial and benign agents found in Australian truffle orchards. At these ATGA Member only meetings, you are invited to bring to the samples of any pests/diseases they want to discuss and/or identified (except at Dandenongs and Sutton meetings which will be held on truffières).
Growers will have the opportunity for direct interaction with project team members.
Because the meetings are at the same time of year as truffle harvest and sales, the sessions are proposed to start at 2.00 p.m. and go no longer than 2 hours.
As well as attending these meetings, Stewart Learmonth from WA will be requesting visits to truffle orchards during harvest to further build knowledge of pests.
Proposed itinerary

*Location Date People
AD SL CL AM AS
Manjimup 23 & 25June X X X
Sutton 4 July X X X
Bathurst 6 July X X X X
Dandenongs 11 July X X X
Launceston/Deloraine 13 July X X

*Location:  Precise details on the venues will be advised soon.
#People: AD = Alan Davey; SL =Stewart Learmonth; CL = Celeste Linde; AM = Anne Mitchell; AS = Ainsley Seago.

Afternoon Tea
Please bring a thermos to share

RSVP
Please note, except for the Manjimup meetings, the number of attendees at each meeting will be limited to 20 ATGA Members.

Please be sure to make a reservation:
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Bookings for the 3-5 pm 23 June seminar at the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) offices in Manjimup are through Anne Mitchell, via email anne.mitchell@agric.wa.gov.au. This event is supported by DAFWA, Truffle Producers WA (TPWA), and Manjimup Underground.

Some of the experts will also be part of  the Truffle Growers Forum at the Truffle Kerfuffle 8-11.30am Sunday 25 June. Bookings are via the Truffle Kerfuffle website. This event is supported by DAFWA, the Truffle Kerfuffle Inc., TPWA, and Manjimup Underground.

DAFWA Offices
28527 Southwest Hwy
Manjimup (6kms south of town)
Stewart Learmonth 9777 0000

SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES
Wayne Haslam (Sutton)     0403 242 454
Blue Frog Truffle Farm
63 Goolabri Dr, Sutton NSW 2620
RSVP Alan Davey at alan-davey@grapevine.net.au
No pest samples please

NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES:
Richard Austen (Bathurst)             0419 868 666
Bathurst Library Meeting Room
70-78 Keppel St, Bathurst. Ph (02) 6333 6281.
RSVP Richard Austen at rausten@hartleycorporate.com.au

VICTORIA:
Colin Carter (Dandenongs)           (03) 5968 1092; 0409 717 401
Please ring Colin for address details.
RSVP Colin Carter  colin@trufficulture.com.au
No pest samples please

TASMANIA:
Marcus Jessup (Launceston/Deloraine) 0417 112 655
Bush Inn Hotel Restaurant
7 Bass Highway, Deloraine. Ph (03) 6362 2365.
RSVP Marcus Jessup marcus@tamarvalleytruffles.com.au

 

 

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