Register now: Insect and mite integrated crop management workshops in QLD

Queensland nursery growers who are keen to sharpen their pest and insect mite management skills are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop being held at two leading nurseries in Queensland this week.

The workshops will be run by NGIQ and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland) and are aimed at providing practical information on how to better manage pests and insect mites using an integrated crop management approach.

More specifically, the workshops will cover:

  • How to implement or improve cultural management practices
  • Methods to detect plant problems and implementing a monitoring plan for early detection
  • How to conserve natural enemies or use commercial biological control agents
  • Pesticide rotations for most pest groups
  • Farm walks at the respective host nurseries and a guide on how they manage their farm in relation to pests and disease management.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring plants that have an unknown problem. As much as possible, seal plants in a bag or box to contain the sample to reduce risk of spreading the problem.

If visiting your nursery before the workshop and/or handling plants, please change clothes prior to arrival, as this will reduce spread of pest and disease while on the farm walk.

The workshops will be delivered by Andrew Manners and John Duff. It forms part of the co-funded QDAF, Hort Innovation and nursery levy funded project, Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry.

Event details:

Workshop 1
Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Location: Pallara Trees at Redland Bay, 905 German Church Road, Redland Bay QLD 4165
Details: Morning tea included. Lunch is not included
Price: $50.00 incl. GST per person (NGIQ member) $120.00 incl. GST per person (Non-members
RSVP: Complete the online form and send to events@ngiq.asn.au

Workshop 2
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Big Leaf Wholesale Nurseries, 60 Gold Creek Road, North ARM QLD 4561
Details: Morning tea included. Lunch is not included
Price: $50.00 incl. GST per person (NGIQ member) $120.00 incl. GST per person (Non-members
RSVP: Complete the online form and send to events@ngiq.asn.au