Citrus Australia Regional Forum – Murray Valley

An upcoming forum in the Murray Valley will provide growers with the latest information on a range of topics including biosecurity, tree census data, pest management practices, HARPs and variety evaluation.

Date: 15 May, 2018

Time: 7:30am BBQ breakfast

Venue: Dareton Research Station

RSVP: admin@citrusaustralia.com.au or 03 502 236 333

AGENDA

8:00AM 

Welcome and introductions | Ben Cant, Chair Citrus Australia and David (Datesy) Stevens, Chair MVRAC

8:10AM

Citrus Australia update, including:

  • Biosecurity – NT citrus canker
  • Market access issues
  • Regional priority review
  • Contract labour contractor legislation

8:30AM

Frost mitigation – best practice to minimise frost damage | Steven Falivene, NSW DPI

8:50AM

Australian Citrus Quality Standards – season to date | Mara Milner, Citrus Australia

9:00am

2017 Citrus Tree Census – Murray Valley | Mara Milner, Citrus Australia

9:10AM

Queensland fruit fly – practical advice for control on-farm | Danny Thornton, EE Muirs

9:30AM

Sunraysia Pest Free Area | Deidre Dench

9:45AM

Freshcare and HARPS – do you need to comply? | Nicole Zerveas, Citrus Australia

10:00AM

Morning Tea

10:10AM

KCT registration snapshto

10:20AM

ADAMA – introducing Trivor

10:45AM

Variety evaluation project update | Dave Monks, NSW DPI

11:00AM

Mandarin growing manual launch | Graeme Sanderson, NSW DPI

11:10AM

Deficit irrigation and rootstock trial updates/field walk | Graeme Sanderson, NSW DPI

11:30AM

Summary and close | Ben Cant, Citrus Australia