Tree & Shrub Growers Meeting:
Australian Growing Solutions
Tuesday 20 June 2017
June’s Tree and Shrub Grower’s meeting presents a rare opportunity for a tour of Australian Growing Solutions (formerly Debco) and their state of the art composting and blending facility in Tyabb, overlooking Western Port Bay.
Once onsite you will learn why AGS are one of the industry leaders in the supply of professional grade potting mix and the supplier of choice for many of the country’s leading growers.
You will get to see the latest in windrow turning technology and the largest fully automated growing media batching system in the southern hemisphere. AGS staff will explain the composting process and why it is so important to get it right.
Following the tour we will head down to the Tyabb Community Hall for dinner and refreshments, and we’ll hear from our guest speaker:
Dr Geoff Cresswell
Director - Creswell Horticultural Services Pty Ltd
Geoff has been involved in some form of teaching, research or advisory role for the nursery industry since 1980.
He is a private consultant in Sydney and regularly provides advice on soilless media and plant nutrition to nurseries, greenhouse growers and to the fledgling green roof/wall industry. His clients have included Karignan Plantations, Boomaroo Nursery (VIC), Benara Nursery (WA and Indonesia), Scotts Australia and TAFE NSW.
Geoff has conducted a wide range of research relevant to the nursery industry including on CRF’s, water and nutrient runoff reduction, coir, zeolite and leaf, sap and water testing. He has recently completed studies on the benefits of silicon and of introduced soil biology on plant health, growth and stress resistance.
Geoff enjoys the challenge of sifting through research to find what is commercially useful and demystifying technical information for growers.
More speakers to be announced!
Book and pay online and receive a discount! Use promo-code: TSGJUNE17