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Creating Native Vegetation Beneficial Insectariums on your farm – Cockatoo

September 14, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Come and learn how native vegetation insectariums can increase populations of beneficial insects, improving your IPM strategy!

Native plants can increase beneficial insect populations, providing a free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service for your farm.

Speakers:
Mary Retallack- Retallack Viticulture
An introduction to using native vegetation for natural enemies

Linda Thomson- Melbourne University – Enhancing natural enemy diversity and abundance in horticulture – an overview using vineyard examples
Dr Ian Chivers- Native Seeds Pty Ltd -Using native grasses in inter-rows and headlands
Amanda Garner- Australian Native Food Industry Lmt – Insectariums as bush food crops and where to find market
opportunities
Karen Thomas- Port Phillip & Westernport CMA – Setting up an insectarium on your farm

Wednesday 14th September:
Cockatoo Neighbourhood House,
23 Bailey Rd, Cockatoo
8:45am tea/coffee 9:00am- 3:30pm
Catering included

Registration: https://register.eventarc.com/35083/creating-a-native-vegetation-beneficial-insectarium-on-your-farm
Contact:
For further information contact Karen Thomas at the PPWCMA on 0427 480 170 or Email: karen.thomas@ppwcma.vic.gov.au

Details

Date:
September 14, 2016
Time:
8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Organizer

Karen Thomas
Phone:
0427 480 170
Email:
karen.thomas@ppwcma.vic.gov.au
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Venue

Cockatoo Neighbourhood House
23 Bailey Rd
Cockatoo, Australia
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