HELPFUL: Growers from throughout the region attended a Vegetable Grower Seminar held at the Gatton Research Station last week.
HELPFUL: Growers from throughout the region attended a Vegetable Grower Seminar held at the Gatton Research Station last week.

Growers informed after seminar

Growers from throughout the region converged on Gatton last week for the Vegetable Grower Seminar held at the Gatton Research Station.

More than 40 farmers attended the information session in which information and talks were held on current and future research, business opportunities within the industry, and other vegetable industry resources.

Research topics on vegetables discussed included the Diamond Back moth, Whitefly, soil nutrition, and plant root architecture.

Senior extension officer at the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Clinton McGrath said the night was a huge success and well attended.

"It's to try and get helpful information out to the vegetable growers," he said.

"It also provides an update on research in the vegetable industry.

"The number of growers are dropping off but the demand is increasing.

"The seminar is vital as it helps farmers make informed business decisions."

Young grower seminars will be held in the first and second week of December.


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