Building the Resilience and On-Farm Biosecurity
About the workshop
In collaboration with NGIV, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will deliver a workshop aimed at providing information on how to improve decision making processes following the detection of a new plant health problem.
The workshop will be presented by entomologist and pathologists, Andrew Manners and John Duff from DAF. As part of the co-funded DAF, HIA and levy funded project 'Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry.'
Is this workshop for me?
This hands on workshop has been specifically designed for businesses who are wanting to improve or expand their systems within their nurseries.
What you will learn:
A detailed process on how to diagnose unknown plant health problems. A range of problems will be discussed including those caused by insects, mites, diseases and abiotic stress.
Management options and resources for many causes, including pesticides, will be discussed. o reduce or eliminate its impact.
How to capture images of pest and disease problems cheaply. This will include options for in-field and office/lab photo capture.
Farm-walk describing how the nursery manages their farm in relation to pest and disease management.
About your workshop presenters:
Andrew Manners, Senior Entomologist Horticulture and Forestry Science, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Andrew Manners has worked in plant pest management research and extension for over 10 years. More recently he has become heavily involved in disease management. These projects focus on the research and the delivery of strategies to manage pests and diseases more efficiently.
John Duff, Plant Protectionist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
John Duff has been working as a plant pathologist for over 30 years. Currently he is working with vegetable and nursery crops as a plant protectionist dealing with both insect and disease management in a wide range of crops.