The Victorian Cherry Assocation held its 2015 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 15 October 2015 at the Horticulture Centre of Excellence, Tatura. Speakers on the day included Penny Meesham, Tree Physiology Research Fellow, University of Tasmania who spoke on Fruit quality-firmness and Jesse Reader, General Manager, AgFirst who discussed the benefits of collecting industry data.
Following the AGM everyone attended an orchard walk at Pickworth Orchards.
The presentations from the day are now available below for download.
To the Australian Cherry Industry
The CGA Board over the past 12 months has been working with the State Association members and listening to growers to develop this discussion paper, please see attachment below.
The CGA Board has been delayed in the process due to:
· the change over of Horticulture Australia Limited to Horticulture Innovation Australia and the ongoing use of levy funds;
· the outcomes of the Senate Review on Levies that delivered its report at the end of June this year.
The discussion paper is for you to read and think about the future of the industry over the next 3-5 years and beyond.
The CGA office will be holding a National Directions Forum 2020 on 18 September in Melbourne, please see notice attached below and series of workshops around the country leading to a final ballot paper being developed and approved by the CGA Board and then will go to a Formal Ballot in November.
The results from the poll will go into a final report to be sent to the Federal Minister of Agriculture by the end of 2015.
The review process will not affect the levies to be collected this financial year but any voted changes should be in place for the 2016/17 financial year.
Please give Simon Boughey, the CGA CEO a call or email him if you need anything clarified, his details are on page 13 of the Discussion Paper?
Attached is a brochure/booklet describing best practices for brown rot management in stone fruit. It contains predictive tools, improved spray strategy and best practices developed by the Summerfruit/HIA/DEPI Vic funded brown rot project
You can now access VEVO through mobile app myVEVO, which can be downloaded free from app stores.
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