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2017 NSW DPI R&D Roadshow

This event is an initiative of NSW Department of Primary Industries built from the ground up in collaboration with Griffith and Leeton growers associations. Designed to address key topics local growers are interested in as well as giving access to the researchers and staff who support our industry.
Fantastic industry support from G&DCG, LCG, Yenda Prods, Elders, Daily Drinks and MI to bring the main event. Followed by a nutrition workshop supported by Super Seasons.

Please show your support and attend this informative event.  You can sign up here!

Riverina: Griffith Leagues Club, Monday 16 October 2017

Program Version 14/8/17

Session 1

8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – Welcoming address & NSW DPI update – Myles Parker NSW DPI
9:10 am –  Gall wasp: control options update – Jianhua Mo NSW DPI
9:40 am – Nutrition for citrus and monitoring – Ryan Walker Australian Precision Ag Laboratory
10:00 am – Anthracnose disease management & Black core rot research – Nerida Donovan NSW DPI
10:20 am – Session 1 questions
10:30 am – Morning tea

Session 2

10:50 am – Release of new rootstocks and Valencia trial update – Tahir Khurshid NSW DPI
11:05 am – Valencia world and domestic production forecasts & marketing – Richard Atkins Lion
11:20 am – Plant growth regulators (fruit splitting – 2-4D, GA to increase fruit set) – Steven Falivene NSW DPI
11:30 am – Economics of overhead netting & grower experience – Dean Morris Moricom Orchards & Steven Falivene NSW DPI
11:45 pm – Session 2 questions
11:55 am – New variety highlights – Graeme Sanderson & Dave Monks NSW DPI
12:15 pm – Lunch

Session 3

1:15 pm – Pruning for improved Navel orange pack outs – Bill Robinson MFC
1:30 pm – Windbreak economics: what increase in 1st grade packout is needed – Steven Falivene NSW DPI
1:45 pm – Export success / FRW integrated control & secondary pests – Justin Lane MFC, Rob Weppler Riverina IPM
2:05 pm – Red scale : Lifecycle & management options – Jianhua Mo NSW DPI
2:20 pm – Irrigation, economics of solar powered pumping – Mark Kay REAQUA solar pumping
2:40 pm – Session 3 questions
2:50 pm – Afternoon tea

Session 4

3:10 pm – Control options fleabane, feathertop and ryegrass – Scott Mathew Syngenta
3:30 pm – Rootstock compatibility and reworking techniques – Graeme Sanderson NSW DPI
3:50 pm – Fruition trap in Queensland fruit fly area wide management – Dick Drew Griffith University
4:05 pm – Elephant Weevil borer – Jianhua Mo & Andrew Creek NSW DPI
4:20 pm – Session 4 questions
4:30 pm – Closing remarks

Representative for G&DCG inc. and LCG inc.
4:40 pm
End (Note: Nutrition workshop at 5:30 pm)
Program might be subject to change


Nutrition workshop

Presenter: Ryan Walker, Australian Precision Ag Laboratory
When: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday 16 October 2017
Where: Griffith Leagues Club, 2 Bridge Road, Griffith
Refreshment: Supper and light refreshments courtesy of Super Seasons Registration: Essential, see registration information below

Field session

What: Pruning for 1st grade pack out: demonstration & discussion

Bill Robinson (MFC) and David Stevens (Seven Fields Nutrano) When: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Tuesday 17 October 2017

Where: Mario’s Packhouse, Research Station Rd, Griffith Registration: See registration information below


Cost: The event is free thanks to funding support from:

NSW Department of Primary Industries, Griffith & District Citrus Growers, Leeton Citrus Growers, Yenda Producers, The Daily Drinks Co., Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Elders, Mildura Fruit Company, Super Seasons & Riverina Biosecurity Inc.

Thanks is given to Citrus Australia for their support and Horticulture Innovation Australia is acknowledged for their investment in projects presented at the roadshow.

Registration is essential by Thursday 12 October for catering and event organising purposes. Registrations will be limited. Registering early is appreciated and ensures your place at the roadshow, workshop and field session.