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2010 Golf Day Success
2011 Women in Horticulture Award
2011 Young Grower of the Year
2012 Annual General Meeting
2013 Annual General Meeting
2013 Golf Day at Lang Lang
A Food Hub in Casey ?
Adopt a Farmer
Annual General Meeting
APVMA iPhone App
AUSVEG Levy Meeting
BAIRNSDALE - CLEARING SALE
Bill Bulmer joins VGA Executive
Biosecurity Survey
Boomaroo Wins Farmer of the Year Award
Broccoli Export Seminar
Bunyip Food Belt
Business Update Sessions
C-Calc for Healthy Soils
Call for New Project Ideas
Careers in Vegetables
Chemical Security
Clearing Native Vegetation
Composts for Healthy Soils
Cooperative Marketing Grants
Cost of Production Survey
Dealing with Locust Swarms
Detecting White Blister Spores
Energy Savings for Members
EnviroVeg App Launched
Executive Manager Appointed
Expo a Winner
Expo Seminars for Growers
Expo Seminars Inform Growers
Fair Work Ombudsman
Farm Dam Danger
FarmReady Subsidy Ends Soon
Feeding a Growing Melbourne
Fertiliser Stabilisers
Field Crop Chemicals Not Welcome Indoors
Fire Services Levy
Flower & Garden Show a Hit
Food & Wine Festival
Food Alliance Discussion Group
Frais Farms - Gippsland
Free Energy Audits
Fresh Produce Safety
Future Levy Investment
Get into TWITTER
Gippsland Growers Meeting 2011
Green Manure Crops
Growers BBQ at Werribee
Growers Night at Lindenow
Growing Leaders 2014
Harvest Picnic
Have Your Say !
Helena Whitman - IDO West
Herb & Spice Seminar
Honours for Silvio Favero
Horticultural Code of Conduct
Horticulture - The Next Generation
Horticulture Service Finder
IDO Program
Improving Horticulture Training
Industry Honours Luis Gazzola
Industry Leadership
Industry Training
Insect Trap Monitoring
Integrated Pest Management
John Runting - VGA Field Officer
Just Add Fruit & Veg
Ken Orr - IDO West
Leafy Vegetable Demonstration Day
Lettuce Anthracnose Workshop
Lettuce Big Vein Virus
Lettuce Classifications
Lettuce Downy Mildew
Lettuce Study Tour
Levy Investment - Have Your Say !
Levy Payer Meetings 2014
Local Weather Forecasts
Locust Update for Southern Victoria
Locusts 2010
Long Term Soil Health
Love My Salad
Mallee Growers Prepare for Locusts
Manual Handling - Cranbourne Workshop
Manual Handling - Lindenow Workshop
Manual Handling - Werribee Workshop
Migrant Amendment Bill
Ministry of Food Opens in Geelong
Nathan Free - Young Grower Award
National Awards for Excellence
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Negotiation Training
New Director for AUSVEG
New Faces on Water Committee
New Migrant Worker Act
New R&D Process
New VGA President
New Wage Rates
Nuffield Scholarships 2014 - Apply Now !
OH & S Training
Opportunities for Students
Pacific Seasonal Workers Scheme
Parsley & Parsnip Workshop
Parsnip Canker
Pest Solutions Online
Promoting the Health Benefits of Vegetables
Pythium and Parsnip canker
Quad Bike Safety
R&D Levy Workshop
R&D on your phone
R&D Project Design Teams
Rabobank Hosts Industry Dinner
Rabobank Vegetable Growers Dinner
Reducing Injuries on Your Farm
Restoring Flood Affected Soils
Retail Sales Slow
Rod Hall - Membership Services
Safety near Channels
Skills for Growth
Slobodan Vujovic - IDO East
Snow Pea IPM Workshop
Spray Drift Survey
Stamp Duty Eased for Young Farmers
Success with Compost
Tony calls it a day !
Top Awards for Victorian Growers
Top Awards for Victorians
Trials Tackle Disease
Tribute to Max Muir
Vale - Jack Mills
Vale - Joe Souter
Vale - Joseph Schreurs
Vale - Ken Marriott
Vale - Mick Tullio
Vale - Norm Hawkes
Vale - Stan Wallace
Vegetable Apprenticeships and Training
Vegetable IDO's
Vegetable Levy Meeting
Vegetable Strategic Plan
VGA Vic Tour of East Gippsland
Vic Grower Wins Nuffield Scholarship
VicRoads - Chain of Responsibility
Watch out for Anthracnose
Weather on the Web
Weather SMS for Werribee
Website Success
Werribee EXPO 2013
Werribee EXPO Success
What is a head of lettuce?
White Blister - Cabbage
White Blister Field Day
Winter Workshops
Women in Horticulture
Workplace Safety - Mobile Phones & Devices
Workplace Safety - Slow Moving Machinery
Young Grower Joins VGA
Young Growers Join VGA Committee
Young Growers Tour WA
Young Leaders 2012
Your R&D Levy at Work
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Broccoli Export Seminar

In June, Trade and Investment Queensland held a Broccoli to Japan Seminar at the AUSVEG Convention in Cairns. Japan is known... Go to article.

Honours for Silvio Favero

VGA Vic congratulates Silvio Favero on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 AUSVEG National Awards for Excellence... Go to article.

Nathan Free - Young Grower Award

Our congratulations go to fourth generation Victorian vegetable farmer Nathan Free (24) from Lake Boga, near Swan Hill. Nathan... Go to article.

New Wage Rates

Growers are reminded that new wage and superannuation rates apply from 1st July From first pay... Go to article.

Tony calls it a day !

Tony Imeson, Executive Officer of Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria has decided to call it a day. To use an old expression... Go to article.

Rabobank Vegetable Growers Dinner

A group of 20 guests enjoyed a delightful meal at Beletti's Restaurant in Dandenong. John McCormick Victorian Rural Manager... Go to article.

Leafy Vegetable Demonstration Day

Vegetable Growers, Nursery Operators, Industry Advisors and Suppliers are invited to the : East Gippsland Leafy Vegetable... Go to article.

Horticulture - The Next Generation

Are you a Business Leader in the Australian Horticulture Industry ? Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), is looking for... Go to article.

Levy Payer Meetings 2014

The annual AUSVEG / HAL Regional Roadshow has now been held in Werribee and Cranbourne. The events provided local growers with... Go to article.

OH & S Training

Recent events have highlighted the need for Health and Safety training for staff on Victorian vegetable farms. Do you or... Go to article.

White Blister Field Day

VGA Vic Executive Manager, Helena Whitman joined Growers and industry experts at the White Blister field day in Werribee last week.... Go to article.

Clearing Native Vegetation

Native vegetation comprises plants that are indigenous to Victoria, including trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses. In Victoria,... Go to article.

National Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the AUSVEG 2014 National Awards for Excellence are now open The Awards highlight the success and outstanding... Go to article.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

From the 10th of February 2014, the Heavy Vehicle National Law and Regulations (HVNL), will apply in Victoria, Queensland, New... Go to article.

Free Energy Audits

Infotech Research has been engaged by Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) to conduct free energy audits for levy paying vegetable... Go to article.

Farm Dam Danger

The dam is not a swimming pool ! With the recent heatwave and more to come, Southern Rural Water has put out a timely reminder... Go to article.

Growing Leaders 2014

Applications are now open for the 2014 Growing Leaders National Vegetable Industry Leadership Program. Apply NOW Growing... Go to article.

Negotiation Training

Enhanced Influencing & Negotiation Effectiveness Training Enrol NOW • Have you found yourself leaving a discussion... Go to article.

R&D on your phone

InfoVeg, a new mobile and tablet friendly research database application for vegetable growers, has just been released by AUSVEG.... Go to article.

EnviroVeg App Launched

AUSVEG has launched a new iPhone/iPad application for growers participating in the EnviroVeg program. Go to article.

2013 Annual General Meeting

Our 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 18th October and confirmed the re-election of David Wallace as President and... Go to article.

Promoting the Health Benefits of Vegetables

Two Veggycation workshops, communicating the health benefits of vegetables, were held in Victoria during September and attended... Go to article.

Chemical Security

A wide range of readily available chemicals are used by Australian individuals and businesses every day. Ninety-six of these... Go to article.

Vic Grower Wins Nuffield Scholarship

The Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria congratulate Emma Germano, vegetable grower from Mirboo North in Victoria, on being... Go to article.

R&D Project Design Teams

Vegetable Levy Payers who have an interest in developing R&D projects, are invited to register their interest in serving on... Go to article.

Cooperative Marketing Grants

The Victorian Government, in partnership with Rural Finance, are offering grants to promote the establishment of new marketing... Go to article.

2013 Golf Day at Lang Lang

A bright sunny morning on Friday 2 August brought 80 golfers to Lang Lang for the annual VGA-Vic Golf Day, proudly sponsored... Go to article.

Lettuce Classifications

Salad mix producers need to be aware of the MRL classification for each component in their mix. Not all salad mix components... Go to article.

Cost of Production Survey

Horticulture Australia have engaged RMCG to investigate the costs associated with the production, sale and distribution of Vegetables.... Go to article.

Biosecurity Survey

How good is the Australian vegetable industry's biosecurity preparedness ? Horticulture Australia has commissioned Macquarie... Go to article.

New Migrant Worker Act

New penalties take effect on 1 June 2013 Details of the requirements under the amended Migration Act and Regulations are now... Go to article.

What is a head of lettuce?

(revised 21 July 2013) Although the answer seems obvious to lettuce growers, this is not as clear cut when it comes to what appears... Go to article.

1800 AGRONOMIST

VGA-Vic welcomes the "1800 Agronomist" advice hotline for vegetable growers, launched this week by HAL and AUSVEG. ... Go to article.

Pest Solutions Online

Two free pest solution information services are now available online. Infopest – pest solutions now available free... Go to article.

Werribee EXPO Success

Another great National Vegetable EXPO was held at Werribee on the 2nd & 3rd May. Congratulations to everyone involved for making... Go to article.

Werribee EXPO 2013

2nd and 3rd May National Vegetable EXPO at Werribee With over 50 Trade Displays and 11 Seed Companies displaying the best... Go to article.

R&D Levy Workshop

VGA Vic President David Wallace and Executive staff Tony Imeson and Helena Whitman recently attended a workshop in Sydney convened... Go to article.

BAIRNSDALE - CLEARING SALE

Monster Surplus Horticultural & Hay Making Machinery Clearing Sale - BAIRNSDALE - Saturday 11th May 2013 10.30am (viewing... Go to article.

Nuffield Scholarships 2014 - Apply Now !

Nuffield Australia has just opened its application process for 2014 Scholarships, with a record 24 Scholarships available to primary... Go to article.

Boomaroo Wins Farmer of the Year Award

Our congratulations go to VGA members Theo and Eric Jacometti for winning the Weekly Times "Farmer of the Year" award.... Go to article.

Get into TWITTER

Twitter can bring you relevant business information from many sources, right to your phone, on a regular basis. What you get depends... Go to article.

APVMA iPhone App

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has announced the release of an iPhone application that makes... Go to article.

Success with Compost

A major priority for successful vegetable farming is the need for sustainable year round production. When planning field operations... Go to article.

Feeding a Growing Melbourne

Last Thursday, VGA President, David Wallace joined a panel discussing Melbourne's food future as part of the Sustainable Living... Go to article.

Call for New Project Ideas

HAL and AUSVEG have announced a new opportunity for growers and grower groups to suggest R&D projects for consideration by... Go to article.

Fresh Produce Safety

A new Fresh Produce Safety – Australia & New Zealand website has recently been launched with the aim of providing the... Go to article.

Safety near Channels

With summer holidays upon us, all parents are being urged by VGA Vic and Southern Rural Water to be as vigilant around channels... Go to article.

Love My Salad

Love My Salad is a positive campaign focusing on direct consumer engagement to help increase vegetable consumption and advance... Go to article.

Stamp Duty Eased for Young Farmers

The Victorian State Government will double the threshold of stamp duty concessions for young farmers following a review of the... Go to article.

New Faces on Water Committee

Southern Rural Water has welcomed three new members to the irrigation district's Customer Consultative Committee (CCC), Werribee... Go to article.

Vale - Joseph Schreurs

We sadly mark the passing of Joseph Schreurs on 18 Oct 2012, aged 90 years. Joseph worked with vegetable crops all his life, beginning... Go to article.

Fire Services Levy

From the 1st of July 2013, the Fire Services Levy will be incorporated into Council Rates rather than tied in with Insurance Schemes.... Go to article.

A Food Hub in Casey ?

Food for Thought … Preliminary research is being conducted into the potential for the creation of a Food Hub in the City... Go to article.

2012 Annual General Meeting

The 2012 AGM held on Friday 12 October confirmed the re-election of David Wallace as President and endorsed the 2012-2013 Office... Go to article.

Ministry of Food Opens in Geelong

VGA representatives had the privilege of attending the launch of Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen in Geelong last week. The... Go to article.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management, (IPM), is a broad based approach that combines a range of practices to economically control plant pests.... Go to article.

Opportunities for Students

With the pressure on agriculture production to feed a rapidly growing world population, agriculture will become an increasingly... Go to article.

Migrant Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments to the Migration Bill (Reform of Employer Sanctions) will place growers under further pressure to ensure... Go to article.

Vale - Mick Tullio

We sadly mark the passing of Mick Tullio on 21st August 2012. Mick was born on the 8th February 1946, the fifth of Salvatore... Go to article.

Parsley & Parsnip Workshop

A disease management workshop was held at Chisholm Institute of TAFE at Cranbourne on 2nd August 2012. Researchers presented... Go to article.

New R&D Process

A recent report from AUSVEG CEO Richard Mulcahy outlined the new structure for project funding by HAL. IAC Committee chair Jeff... Go to article.

Rabobank Hosts Industry Dinner

The recent industry dinner hosted by Rabobank, was well attended by growers and other representatives of the vegetable industry.... Go to article.

Field Crop Chemicals Not Welcome Indoors

Field crop growers with areas of protected crops could risk misusing chemicals if they assume that a product recommended for... Go to article.

Long Term Soil Health

A major priority for successful vegetable farming is the need for sustainable year-round production. When planning field operations... Go to article.

Quad Bike Safety

Four wheeled motorbikes (quad bikes) are a leading cause of death and serious injury on Australian farms. In 2011, there were... Go to article.

Composts for Healthy Soils

The Westernport Catchment Landcare Network recently hosted a ‘Soils and Composts’ Field Day at the Kooweerup property... Go to article.

Fertiliser Stabilisers

A recent Field Day at A & G Lamattina's farm at Boneo was organised by DPI Victoria to demonstrate the results of a 4-year... Go to article.

Top Awards for Victorians

Last Saturday night saw Victorian growers take out two of Australia’s top Vegetable Industry Awards. The Awards were presented... Go to article.

Herb & Spice Seminar

The Australian Herb and Spice Industry Association - AHSIA, recently held a Future Directions Seminar in Ballarat. Excellent... Go to article.

AUSVEG Levy Meeting

The final division of HAL project funding under the Strategic Investment Plan was reported to Victorian growers on Tuesday 3rd... Go to article.

Flower & Garden Show a Hit

The DPI Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) hosted a meeting of Industry Development and Executive Officers at the recent Melbourne... Go to article.

FarmReady Subsidy Ends Soon

Growers are reminded that the FarmReady subsidy ends on 31st May, 2012. If you have been thinking about doing a food safety... Go to article.

Food & Wine Festival

Local vegetable growers proudly displayed their fresh produce at the recent Melbourne Food and Wine Festival celebrations held... Go to article.

Manual Handling - Lindenow Workshop

Growers are invited to attend a workshop to discuss the development of simple, practical solutions to a wide range of common manual... Go to article.

Executive Manager Appointed

VGA President David Wallace is pleased to announce the appointment of Helena Whitman as Executive Manager of VGA Victoria, effective... Go to article.

Manual Handling - Cranbourne Workshop

Growers are invited to attend a workshop to discuss the development of simple, practical solutions to a wide range of common manual... Go to article.

Manual Handling - Werribee Workshop

Growers are invited to attend a workshop to discuss the development of simple, practical solutions to a wide range of common manual... Go to article.

Young Leaders 2012

This is a great opportunity for any young grower wanting to develop their skills, ability and understanding of how to make a positive... Go to article.

Workplace Safety - Mobile Phones & Devices

Mobile phones are an essential tool for vegetable businesses. However, electronic devices such as mobile phones and iPods, can... Go to article.

Young Growers Tour WA

Between 9th – 12th August 2011, ten Victorian growers, aged between 18 and 30, participated in a whirlwind four day study... Go to article.

Workplace Safety - Slow Moving Machinery

A recent meeting organized by VGA-Victoria, saw twenty vegetable growers and machinery engineers discuss issues of worker safety,... Go to article.

Levy Investment - Have Your Say !

The Vegetable Industry's Strategic Investment Plan is now available for comment. You are urged to have your say on recommendations... Go to article.

John Runting - VGA Field Officer

VGA Victoria are pleased to announce the appointment of John Runting as our Field Officer for Eastern Victoria. John replaces... Go to article.

Harvest Picnic

VGA Victoria attended the annual Harvest Picnic Day at Werribee Mansion last month to support the marketing team from the Melbourne... Go to article.

New Director for AUSVEG

Luis Gazzola Past President and current executive committee member of Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria (VGAVic) was... Go to article.

Vegetable Apprenticeships and Training

The search is on for guidance from vegetable employers on the types of training and accreditation to be offered to employees. ... Go to article.

Bill Bulmer joins VGA Executive

Lindenow grower Bill Bulmer was elected as a member of the VGA executive committee at the recent VGA Annual General Meeting. Bill... Go to article.

Food Alliance Discussion Group

VGA Victoria participated in a Food Alliance discussion group at Deakin University on Monday 17th October. The Food Alliance... Go to article.

New VGA President

Vegetable Grower from Keilor David Wallace was elected as the new VGA President at the Annual General Meeting held last week.... Go to article.

Future Levy Investment

Over the past month AUSVEG have presented a Draft Strategic Investment Plan at grower meetings around Australia. A draft plan... Go to article.

Gippsland Growers Meeting 2011

More than 30 vegetable growers and industry representatives attended the East Gippsland Vegetable Growers dinner at Lindenow... Go to article.

Improving Horticulture Training

VGA-Victoria has been invited to be part of the on-going process to improve Vegetable Traineeships and Apprenticeships. It... Go to article.

Lettuce Study Tour

VGA IDO East Slobodan Vujovic, gives us an overview of his recent study tour to the USA and Italy. The tour was organised... Go to article.

Watch out for Anthracnose

After years of drought, growers are now experiencing perfect conditions for the development of lettuce anthracnose. Anthracnose... Go to article.

Horticulture Service Finder

The Horticulture Service Finder application has been developed as a free service to help Australian horticultural growers find... Go to article.

Vale - Stan Wallace

We pay tribute to Stanley (Stan) Wallace who passed away on 29 July, 2011 in Keilor, aged 96 years and who until only a few months... Go to article.

Tribute to Max Muir

We sadly mark the passing of Max Muir, Chairman of E.E. Muir & Sons, on the 7th June 2011, aged 85. Max is remembered as... Go to article.

Trials Tackle Disease

Three Victorian field trials have begun to compare ways of controlling Pythium diseases in Parsnip and Parsley crops. Pythiums... Go to article.

Women in Horticulture

Women working in Victoria's Vegetable and Fruit industries are encouraged to apply now for the 2011-12 'Women in Horticulture'... Go to article.

C-Calc for Healthy Soils

A computer-based tool is now available to assist growers estimate the amount of organic matter returned to the soil following different... Go to article.

Rod Hall - Membership Services

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Rod Hall as our Membership Services Coordinator. Rod has worked in several... Go to article.

Local Weather Forecasts

Accurate 7 day local Victorian weather forecasts are now freely available from the Bureau of Meteorology. The Bureau has been evaluating... Go to article.

Lettuce Anthracnose Workshop

More than 60 growers, nursery, seed, agrichemical companies, researchers, consultants and industry representatives, attended the... Go to article.

Expo Seminars Inform Growers

VGA-Victoria hosted a popular seminar series over the two days of the National Vegetable Expo held at Werribee, earlier this month.... Go to article.

Expo a Winner

The National Vegetable Expo has again proved to be a winner with excellent support from Growers and Industry Suppliers. The Expo... Go to article.

Expo Seminars for Growers

The National Vegetable Expo is an event not to be missed. VGA-Victoria is proud to present a series of informative seminars on... Go to article.

2011 Women in Horticulture Award

Deborah Corrigan has received the 2011 Women in Horticulture Award in recognition of her outstanding ability and commitment to... Go to article.

2011 Young Grower of the Year

Fouth generation Victorian vegetable farmer Andrew Bulmer has been named Young Grower of the year at the AUSVEG 2011 National Convention... Go to article.

Restoring Flood Affected Soils

This drought breaking summer has been one of the wettest on record. Periods of intense rain have caused major flooding in many... Go to article.

Vegetable Levy Meeting

Victorian growers met at Werribee on the 4th March to comment on the Vegetable Research Levy. The National Vegetable Levy was... Go to article.

Reducing Injuries on Your Farm

The Victorian Farm Safety Centre has begun a new project which aims to help growers identify and control manual handling hazards... Go to article.

Adopt a Farmer

The Organic School Gardens 'Adopt a Farmer' Program was launched at Ladybird Organics Farm in Keilor on 23rd February. The ‘Adopt... Go to article.

Have Your Say !

AUSVEG is holding a number of Vegetable Levy Payer meetings around Australia with the Victorian meeting being held in Werribee.... Go to article.

Insect Trap Monitoring

Insect traps are routinely used to estimate pest pressure in crops so action can be taken before numbers get high enough to cause... Go to article.

Young Growers Join VGA Committee

The appointment of two young growers to the VGA committee will provide a fresh outlook from younger growers who are accepting operational... Go to article.

Energy Savings for Members

Are you paying too much for electricity ? The Vegetable Growers’ Association of Victoria, in partnership with Commercial... Go to article.

Frais Farms - Gippsland

VGA member Kim Martin manages Frais Farms on the Lindenow flats of the Mitchell River in East Gippsland. Kim grew up on the... Go to article.

Dealing with Locust Swarms

All Victorian vegetable growers are at risk of losing crops to locust swarms this summer. Vegetables such as carrots, cucurbits... Go to article.

White Blister - Cabbage

White blister disease, caused by the fungus Albugo candida, was recently found on a cabbage crop in Werribee South. The disease... Go to article.

Locust Update for Southern Victoria

It's no longer IF but WHEN Adult locust sightings have been reported as far south as Mornington Peninsular and particularly... Go to article.

Lettuce Downy Mildew

Downy mildew is a fungal disease of lettuce caused by the fungus Bremia lactucae. This foliar disease affects crop yield and... Go to article.

Bunyip Food Belt

Melbourne’s South East contains some of Australia’s most fertile agriculture land and produces fresh food for Melbourne’s... Go to article.

Lettuce Big Vein Virus

Lettuce Big-Vein (LBV), is a viral disease which is transmitted from plant to plant by the soilborne fungus Olpidium brassicae.... Go to article.

Young Grower Joins VGA

Matt Zagami operates AvoGrow Farms at Wairewa, 40km NE of Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland. Matt is one of the youngest vegetable... Go to article.

Mallee Growers Prepare for Locusts

Mallee vegetable growers have been briefed on the latest preparations for what experts agree is likely to be the worst locust... Go to article.

Green Manure Crops

Green manure crops are usually grown to add organic matter and nutrients to land that would otherwise be left vacant. They... Go to article.

2010 Golf Day Success

A quality field of 25 teams enjoyed a truly great day of golf at the magnificent Lang Lang Golf Course on 6th August 2010.... Go to article.

Snow Pea IPM Workshop

Gippsland Snow Pea growers benefited from the recent Integrated Pest Management workshop at Korumburra. The workshop was... Go to article.

Pacific Seasonal Workers Scheme

Vegetable growers struggling to source local labour should consider the ‘Pacific Seasonal Worker Scheme’ being... Go to article.

Locusts 2010

Victoria is gearing up for the greatest locust threat in 40 years ... Australian Plague Locusts can be devastating... Go to article.

Winter Workshops

Winter is the perfect time to set aside a few hours to learn more about the latest vegetable research. Come along... Go to article.

Careers in Vegetables

A new DVD and series of online video clips are set to encourage people to consider an exciting career in Australia's vibrant... Go to article.

Growers BBQ at Werribee

An informal “come as you are” afternoon BBQ get together has been organised for all vegetable growers in the... Go to article.

Growers Night at Lindenow

An informative evening has been organised for all vegetable growers in the Shires of East Gippsland and Wellington. WHEN :   Wednesday... Go to article.

Horticultural Code of Conduct

The Horticulture Code of Conduct regulates trade in horticulture produce between growers and wholesalers of fresh fruit and vegetables... Go to article.

VicRoads - Chain of Responsibility

The ‘Chain of Responsibility’ law aims to ensure that ALL who bear responsibility for conduct which affects... Go to article.

Spray Drift Survey

Spray drift is a concern that can alarm our local community and increases the likelihood of restrictions on the use of agricultural... Go to article.

Helena Whitman - IDO West

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Helena Whitman as the new Vegetable Industry Development Officer for Western... Go to article.

Industry Honours Luis Gazzola

VGA President, Luis Gazzola has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the Vegetable Industry over more... Go to article.

Business Update Sessions

A series of Industry Business Sessions for the vegetable industry are being presented by the VFF horticulture group in conjunction... Go to article.

Pythium and Parsnip canker

IPM options to control Pythium induced root rots are being investigated by Dr Liz Minchinton and her team at DPI Knoxfield. The... Go to article.

Your R&D Levy at Work

Organic Vegetable Producers Recently, a meeting of organic vegetable growers was organised at Koo Wee Rup by Slobodan Vujovic,... Go to article.

Detecting White Blister Spores

Liz Minchinton, at DPI Knoxfield recently announced the successful development of antibodies specific to white blister spores.... Go to article.

VGA Vic Tour of East Gippsland

VGA President Luis Gazzola and IDO East Slobodan Vujovic visited vegetable growers in the East Gippsland area during April. This... Go to article.

Vale - Ken Marriott

We sadly mark the passing of VGA Life Member Ken Marriott, remembered as a born leader," a colossus of a man, a man of integrity,... Go to article.

Vale - Norm Hawkes

Many vegetable growers will fondly remember former VGA Vice President and Life Member Norm Hawkes, who passed away on the 26th... Go to article.

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman monitors, investigates, and enforces compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws. The... Go to article.

Top Awards for Victorian Growers

The VGA executive wish everyone a wonderful festive season and a safe and healthy 2010 The achievements of the following... Go to article.

Slobodan Vujovic - IDO East

The Vegetable Growers' Association of Victoria are pleased to announce the appointment of Slobodan Vujovic as our... Go to article.

Weather SMS for Werribee

Werribee South Vegetable Growers can again receive a free text message on their mobile phones every morning during the growing... Go to article.

Parsnip Canker

Growers and researchers discussed the results of the Parsnip Canker trial on 21 November. SPECIAL Offer to Members... Go to article.

Ken Orr - IDO West

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Orr as our new Industry Development Officer. Ken will provide vegetable... Go to article.

IDO Program

Victorian Agriculture Minister, Joe Helper has launched the Horticulture Industry Network, a joint initiative of the Victorian... Go to article.

Vale - Joe Souter

Former VGA President and Life Member, Mr. L. A. (Joe) Souter passed away on Thursday 24 September 2009... Go to article.

Annual General Meeting

Have Your Say ! Is membership too expensive ? Want to change your VGA’s... Go to article.

Vegetable IDO's

Vegetable IDO's to return The VGA have received a State Governments development grant under the Go to article.

Weather on the Web

The latest addition to our VGA website New pages show current and forecast weather conditions for each of seven (7) ... Go to article.

Just Add Fruit & Veg

The Vegetable Growers’ Association of Victoria is proud to support a great new Victorian Government initiative that encourages... Go to article.

Skills for Growth

In the current economic downturn, it is vital for businesses to focus on developing and retaining skilled employees so they can... Go to article.

Retail Sales Slow

Market reports suggest consumers are not on a spending spree but that retail trade is holding up better ... Go to article.

Vegetable Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for Victoria Consultation has begun on a strategic plan to align development of the Victorian vegetable... Go to article.

Industry Training

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - Train your own staff ! Recognised training that prepares YOU to deliver... Go to article.

Vale - Jack Mills

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