The FREE Field day will be held at TIA's Forthside Vegetable Research facility on 10 October.
The day will feature current agronomy trials being run by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA). Participants will have an opportunity to walk through the site, view the trials, ask questions of researchers, and network with others interested in agronomy.
Guest speakers are Fred Crowe and Darryl Smith. Prof. Fred Crowe, is an emeritus plant pathologist with Oregon State University, famous for his work on controlling onion white rot using garlic juice. Fred is an international expert on the biology and control of soil and seed borne diseases of onion, carrot,s garlic, peppermint and grass seed. Darryl Smith is a third generation potato grower from Busselton, 200 kms South of Perth. He was the first potato grower in Australia to have Tomato - Potato Psyllid detected on his farm..
The event, being run in collaboration with VegNET, will run from 10am till 4pm, including morning tea and lunch with a spit-roast and networking opportunities available from 4pm - 6pm.