CENTRAL New South Wales olive growers can get up to speed on best practice methods in an upcoming workshop this month.
The Australian Olive Association is hosting the event across two days on July 28 and 29 at Rylstone Olive Press, 25 Mossy Rock Lane, Monivae, NSW.
This workshop is being run to address the issues growers in central NSW and the Hunter Valley specifically have endured over the past few years.
Growers in the area have faced drought and fires, rain and flooding and lace bug pressure, among other issues.
According to the AOA, many olive groves have changed hands and the new growers need industry information and support to produce olives profitably and to process the olives into high quality extra virgin olive oil and/or table olives.
Presenters and exhibitors will be attending from NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Some of the topics to be covered include food safety, biosecurity, grove health and nutrition, oil quality, harvest issues, making compost, pruning logistics, as well as plenty of other information.
A trade display will provide plenty of information and insights into the latest olive services and products.
The event includes a light breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, plus lunch on both days.
A workshop dinner will be held on the Thursday night (July 28) at Lowe Family Wines, Mudgee with guest speaker, David Lowe.
For more information and to register, click HERE.
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