Field days

Practical. Insightful. Valuable.

These are just some of the benefits from attending cherry industry field days.

The Australian cherry industry is a strong and proud member community with a willingness to share its successes, challenges and innovative techniques.

Field days are a great way to share experiences and find out how fellow members approach their cherry growing enterprise.

On-site visits to orchards provide a candid information-sharing forum with cherry growing counterparts to improve business operations and raise industry standards.

2021 Field day – Friday 18 June 2021, Launceston Tasmania

Join growers from around Australia at a progressive field day departing Launceston, Tasmania.

This bus trip is not to be missed! Hear from scientists and agronomists as we head from Launceston to Jericho and back. This event is free and funded by Hort Innovation.

9.00am Depart Launceston
10.30am Reid Fruits at Jericho – Check out Cravo rain covers & Tamara with Andrew Hall. Cameron Stone from TIA will talk about fruit size and quality under rain covers. Morning tea
11.45am Somercotes at Ross – Sam Riggall will show you around his family farm and talk about export markets. Russell Fox will talk about how to ameliorate water salinity issues.  Peter Quinn & Nadine Macha from TIA will talk about their nitrogen work with cherries and their health benefits.
12.50pm Campbell Town lunch stop
2.35pm Bitwise Agronomy in Launceston – Fiona Turner will introduce you to Greenview crop forecasting and workforce deployment tools. Julie Finnigan from Serve-Ag will talk about bio-fumigation.
3.25pm Head back to Launceston

Register for the field day

This event is funded by Hort Innovation.

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So what are you waiting for? Check the CGA calendar for your next local field day or contact your State Association to become involved.

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