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The TALGA (The Australian Lavender Growers Association) Seminar and field day will be held on Saturday April 6th 2024 from 9AM – 4Pm at York ON LILYDALE, York Rd, Mt Evelyn, Victoria.

The day includes:

1) President’s Welcome and TALGA Update Morning tea

2) Speaker – Tim Manders, Agronomist, Browns Fertiliser. Tim has grown up watching his parents develop Warratina Lavender Farm in Wandin and developed a solid understanding of intensive horticulture of lavender, tree and vine crops by working in Australia and the UK. Tim works with clients to develop farming regimes for optimal soil health leading to positive crop outcomes and long-term sustainability. Tim will focus on advice on growing regimes and targets to grow a healthy crop and help plants tolerate extreme weather conditions, stimulating root development, microbial activity, soil testing regime, and broad advice on options for weed control.

3) Panel Discussion – Post Harvest Plant Care – Pruning Techniques and Regional Advice What care and attention does your lavender need after you harvest? Three lavender growers will discuss pruning, nutrition, and possible problems. Q&A session. Transfer to Field Site at Wandin,15 minutes by car

4) Visit to Larkman Nurseries, Wandin site Clive, Di and Simon will host our group to inspect their growing facilities. Clive will discuss lavender varieties and their suitability for climate zones and end uses. Q&A.

BOOK ONLINE: > Member/affiliate $80; Associate $90; Non-members welcome $110

Contact via email or Fiona if you have any questions.

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