Citrus roadshow heads to Griffith

Citrus roadshow heads to Griffith

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NSW Department of Primary Industries entomologist Dr Jianhua Mo's national citrus gall wasp management project is helping ensure beneficial insects are not affected adversely by chemical treatments for CWG.

NSW Department of Primary Industries entomologist Dr Jianhua Mo's national citrus gall wasp management project is helping ensure beneficial insects are not affected adversely by chemical treatments for CWG.

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The latest in citrus research and management updates will be outlined at a free event in Griffith this month.

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The latest in citrus research and management updates will be outlined at a free event in Griffith this month.

NSW Riverina citrus growers and industry advisers have been invited to the Griffith Leagues Club on Monday, October 16, and Mario’s Packhouse on Tuesday, October 17, to hear the updates.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) citrus development officer, Steven Falivene, said the event was designed as a one-stop shop for local citrus producers.

“Growers can expect to receive comprehensive information about new Valencia rootstocks and varieties, trial results, pest and disease management, export opportunities and production and market forecasts from specialist presenters,” Mr Falivene said.

“Taste tests of new late-maturing orange and mandarin varieties will appeal to local growers.

“We will explore the economics of overhead netting, with input from a local grower on his experience with netting.

“Irrigation and solar-powered pumps will feature and NSW DPI will provide insights for growers on rootstock compatibility and re-working techniques.”

Pruning to lift navel orange pack outs, with a first grade pack out demonstration and discussion is set to attract growers on Tuesday.

The Monday event runs from 8.30am until 4.30pm with a special nutrition workshop running from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Registration for the event, workshop and demonstrations is essential for catering and organisational purposes by contacting dareton.office@dpi.nsw.gov.au or calling NSW DPI (03) 5019 8405.

Information is available online here.

The citrus roadshow is free thanks to funding and sponsorship from NSW DPI, Griffith and District Citrus Growers, Leeton Citrus Growers, Yenda Producers, The Daily Drinks Co., Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Elders, Mildura Fruit Company, Super Seasons and Riverina Biosecurity Inc.

Citrus Australia and Horticulture Innovation Australia are acknowledged for their support and investment in the citrus industry.

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