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VegNET TAS & FGT Southern Tas Biosecurity Session

When: 4.00pm–7.00pm Thursday, 19 March 2020

Where: South Pacific Seeds Tasmania, Malcolms Hut Road Richmond, TAS 7025

VegNET Tasmania and Fruit Growers Tasmania present an important session on Farm Hygiene, Biosecurity Legislation and emerging threats.

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • Dr Jessica Lye (Cesar) - Insect identification, management and current threats, including spotted wing Drosophila.
  • Cameron Spurr (Seed Purity) - Alternative pollinator research and alternative insecticides in crop management.
  • Andrew Bishop (Biosecurity Tasmania) - Biosecurity in Tasmania, legislation changes and what they mean for you.
  • Calum Fletcher & Maddy Quirk (AUSVEG) - Tomato potatos psyllid and vegetable leafminer.
  • Jacky Sands (TFGA) - Biosecurity resources for primary producers.

Also included will be a farm tour of the South Pacific Seeds facility in Richmond, and a BBQ dinner.


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