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Grower Driven Research & Development

3 Oct 2015 9:53 AM - HAVE YOUR SAY

During the development of recently launched Victorian Potato Strategic Plan, growers requested more consultation to identify R&D priorities.

This is the opportunity for the potato industry to identif...

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Victorian Potato Industry Plan

3 Oct 2015 9:05 AM - A vision for next 5 years

Under the banner of the Horticulture Centre of Excellence, DEDJTR has collaborated with the Victorian Potato Industry to develop a strategic plan to take the industry forward over the next 5 years. Importantly, the plan identifies key areas of ...

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Seed Potato Industry - growing seed success

10 Nov 2014 3:02 PM -

Over the last 4 years, the seed potato industry has benefited through a closer partnership with government.

A major achievement from the im...

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Toolangi Research Station

2 Aug 2014 10:24 AM - Still going strong

Great pics from the Toolangi Potato Research Station, founded in 1944 and still fighting potato pests and diseases http://bit.ly/1u9N3oN

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Application of fungicides for Rhizoctonia

19 May 2014 3:28 PM - making informed choices

When making the choice to apply fungicides either to seed and or soil for Rhizoctonia management it is important to use these products effectively and appropriately. Always check the product label for application rates and wat...

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International Seed Potato Meeting

6 Apr 2014 6:51 PM - A huge success

The UNECE specialized section on seed potatoes technical meeting was held in Melbourne April 2-4 2014. This meeting was hosted by ViCSPA and the Australian Seed Potato Council and involved delegates from United States, United ...

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Growers invited to learn from international experts

19 Mar 2014 3:57 PM - Seed Potato Certification

Australia will host the United Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) specialised section for seed potatoes technical meeting in Melbourne April 1-4 2014.

The meeting will involve delegates from around the world including...

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Snackbrands bring growers together with a focus on seed potatoes

16 Mar 2014 5:27 PM - importance of certified seed quality

Snack Brands Australia (SBA) recently held a field meeting (6-7th Feb 2014) over two days at Toolangi and Thorpdale involving growers supplying the company throughout Australia. For many commercial growers this w...

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New era for Toolangi elite ...

9 Mar 2014 5:55 PM - Pathogen tested seed potatoes for high yield and quality

ViCSPA is pleased to announce the employment of Dr Daniel Isenegger as the new manager of Toolangi Elite and principal scientist. Toolangi Elite produces around 500,000 minitubers annually from pathogen tested tissue culture stocks. Dr Isene...

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National Public Potato Collection

9 Mar 2014 3:26 PM - An industry resource at risk

The National public potato in vitro collection is maintained at ViCSPA, Toolangi with 94 cultivars/clones and at Stoney Rise, Devonport at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture having 147 cultivars/clones. This collection is made up of accessions...

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UNECE Seed Potato Meeting

16 Feb 2014 5:00 PM - An international event in Australia

ViCSPA, on behalf of the Australian Seed Potato Council, will host the technical meeting of the UNECE specialised section of seed potatoes in Melbourne Australia in 1-4 April 2014.

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UNECE stan...

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Victorian Potato Industry Plan

3 Oct 2015 9:05 AM - A vision for next 5 years

Under the banner of the Horticulture Centre of Excellence, DEDJTR has collaborated with the Victorian Potato Industry to develop a strategic plan to take the industry forward over the next 5 years. Importantly, the plan identifies key areas of focus for the industry and government to secure sustainable growth of the potato industry, create regional jobs and employment and ensure the ongoing contribution of the potato industry to the Victorian economy.

The plan provides a framework to attract investment and foster collaboration between local and National industry bodies. The plans is a good reference as a snapshot of the industry as it stands today which will provide a sound basis to assess the industry performance in future years.

For a copy of the Victorian Potato Industry Strategic Plan  

Grower Driven Research & Development

3 Oct 2015 9:53 AM - HAVE YOUR SAY

During the development of recently launched Victorian Potato Strategic Plan, growers requested more consultation to identify R&D priorities.

This is the opportunity for the potato industry to identify immediate and ongoing Research & Development priorities that directly benefit the Victorian Potato Industry.

Thursday 15th Oct 2015 10am  —  2pm (Lunch included) Agribio,  La Trobe University, 5 Ring Road, BUNDOORA Vic 3083

         Copy of flyer

RSVP 13th October - Mark Hincksman mark.hincksman@ecodev.vic.gov.au or 03 5954 4004

 

You are strongly encouraged to invite and bring persons that will add value to this industry R&D discussion

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