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Creating Native Vegetation Beneficial Insectariums on your farm – Main Ridge
September 13, 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 Managament (IPM) service for your farm! Come along and hear how you can do this on your farm.
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
Karen Thomas- Port Phillip & Westernport CMA – Setting up an insectarium on your farm
Farm walk- Red Hill Cherries, Prossers Lane, Red Hill
Tuesday 13 th September:
Main Ridge Community Hall
441 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge
8:45am tea/coffee 9:00am- 3:30pm
For further information contact Karen Thomas at the PPWCMA on 0427 480 170 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org