Creating Native Vegetation Insectariums Workshop – Main Ridge

13 September 2016

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Date(s) - 13 September 2016
8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Main Ridge Community Hall

Come and learn how native vegetation insectariums can increase populations of beneficial insects, providing a free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service for your property!

Speakers at the workshop will include:

  • 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 horticulture inter-rows and headlands
  • Amanda Garner –¬†Australian Native Food Industry Ltd – Insectariums as bush food crops and where to find market opportunities
  • Karen Thomas – Port Phillip & Westernport CMA – Setting up an insectarium on a horticulture farm – what have we learnt so far?

A farm walk at Red Hill Cherries will also take place.

Catering will be provided.

To register, click here.