Stanthorpe Prep n Party
Berry growers of the Granite Belt region and beyond are invited to attend a day of interactive workshops, information sessions, a farm walk and networking at the Stanthorpe Prep n Party event at Applethorpe.
Join us from 11am on Tuesday, 23rd June at the Applethorpe Research Facility, New England Highway, Applethorpe for an informative day to prepare growers ahead of the 2022 Summer production season.
- This event is FREE for all berry growers to attend.
- There will be a field walk component so please bring appropriate footwear.
- Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & a BBQ dinner will be provided.
11:00 am Arrival and check-in
12:45-2:30pm Session 1: All things Labour
Harvest trail incentives for sourcing labour – Linda Clutterbuck, BEST Harvest Trail
Lessons from developing a working gap year – Growcom
Fair Farms registration process and audit standard – Desda Cullearn, Growcom
Making peace with piece rates – Rachel McKenzie, Berries Australia
2:30-3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:00-4:00pm Session 2: Pest & Disease – getting to know them
Disease resistance and introduction of intervene – Nufarm
Do you know the signs and symptoms while doing plant and fruit inspections? – Apollo Gomez, DAF
Apollo Gomez from DAF will be bringing the lab to you to explore common fungal diseases in strawberries
Paul Jones from Bugs for Bugs will be bringing insects, both good and bad, for you to identify and take a closer look at.
4:00-5:00pm Session 3: Field Walk
The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) team from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will showcase the temperate variety seedling trial at the Applethorpe research facility via a field walk.
5:00-5:30pm Berries Australia Update
5:30pm Social drinks & BBQ dinner
7:30pm Event Closes
IMPORTANT: As this is a fully catered event, all attendees need to register in advance – simply click on this link https://berries.net.au/home/events/#!event/2022/6/23/qld-berry-industry-pre-season-prep-apos-n-apos-party and press Register Now to book in!