Blight Workshop, Orchard Visit and Industry Development Workshop

  • 13.08.2011
  • 9:30 AM
  • 14.08.2011
  • 2:00 PM
  • DPI Research Centre, 255 Ferguson Road, Tatura Victoria


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed


Saturday 13thAugust 2011 10.00 AM to 5 PM

DPI Research Centre 255 Ferguson Road Tatura, Vic.

This seminar will:

  • Summarise current research in Australia on Walnut Blight control.
  • Present the various fungicides and alternative methods available and spray units for application.

  • Offer growers with a method for calculation of application rate of fungicide.

  • Provide a forum for questions and answers in relation to Blight.


Sunday 14thAugust 2011, 9.00 am – 2 pm

DPI Research Centre, 255 Ferguson Road, Tatura, Vic.

The Australian Walnut Industry association is undertaking this Workshop as part of a process to develop a program plan for ongoing Industry Development by:-

  • Defining key industry characteristics

  • Reviewing industry development options

  • Understanding what industry development is occurring now?

  • Confirming new list of industry development needs

  • Prioritising NEEDS and funding OPTIONS

  • Determining delivery options

  • Implementation of plans


Saturday 13thAugust 2011

9:30 am Registration and refreshments

10:00 am Welcome and Opening

10:05 am AWIA update

10:15 am Walnut Blight” Dr Michael Lang(Research Scientist – Walnuts Australia) and Dr Kathy Evans (Senior Research Fellow, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research)

  • Overview of walnut blight. (How does disease develop in relation to weather?)

  • Current disease management. (How well are we doing now?)

  • The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of better management. (What scope is there for improvement?)

  • What needs to happen next? (How do we achieve better management?)

Q&A and interactive session throughout the presentation

11:45 am “Blight Chemical application methods and rates”. Dr Harold Adem, Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Tatura

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm “Blight Chemical Registration”. Steve Field, Chemical Standards Officer, Victorian Department of Primary Industries.

2:00pm The National Horticulture Research Network: what’s in it for walnuts?” Dr Kathy Evans (Convenor – Industry development & Extension, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research)

2:30 pm Afternoon tea.

3:00 pm Orchard visits

6:30 pm Industry Dinner (at individuals own costs) – Venue to be confirmed

Sunday 14thAugust 2011

8:30 am Registration and coffee, tea

9:00 am Welcome and Opening

9:05 am Session 1: Industry Development Needs Analysis (IDNA overview)

9:15 am Session 2: What is the vision for the Australian Walnut Industry?

9:45 am Session 3: Strategic Objectives

10:15 am Morning Tea

10:30 am Session 4: Industry activities - now

11:00 am Session 5: Industry activities – in the future

11:30 am Session 6: Prioritisation of needs

12:00 noon Session 7: Funding options

12:30 pm Where to from here?

1:00 pm Close and Lunch

Each session will be interactive and working to a positive outcome which will then be drawn together into a full ‘industry owned’ Strategic and Operational Plan that will have R&D, Marketing and Investment subsets for Australian Walnut Industry to implement from November 2011.

Australian Walnut Industry Association

PO BOX 80, Moyhu  3732 Victoria Australia

Ph 0418 664 672 email:

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