Planting native vegetation for beneficial insect habitat

31 July 2018

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Date(s) - 31 July 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rayner’s Orchard

How do I plant a native insectary to provide habitat and nectar for beneficial insects?

What have we learnt from our monitoring at the demonstration sites?

  • What plants are growing well?
  • Matching flowering times with the presence of beneficial insects
  • What have we observed with the insect monitoring?


  • Linda Thomson – Melbourne University
    Enhancing beneficial insect diversity and abundance in horticulture and demonstration site monitoring
  • Karen Thomas – PPWCMA
    Demonstration site planting design options and interpretation of data

Followed by a farm walk at Strawberry Springs 35 McNamaras Rd, Millgrove. Coach transport provided. Approx 1:00pm departure and 3pm return.

Free event but bookings are essential for catering purposes! Lunch provided.




Or contact:

Agribusiness Yarra Valley     0491 141 008