2015 AGIA Annual Seminar Information Page

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Thurgoona 2015 - A gathering not to be missed!

Another absolutely fantastic and informative gathering.  Thurgoona 2015 was a huge success! 

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Below you can find information about the 2015 annual AGIA Seminar held on 1st and 2nd of August.

This gives you an idea of the scope and depth of the information that was covered over this weekend.

Garlic Industry trade display

2015 Seminar Program

Saturday 1 st August

  • 9.00-9.05 Chairman’s Welcome
  • 9.05-9.15 Will Gordon HIA, New opportunities for industry
  • 9.15-10.05 Making your business more Profitable, Predictable and Reliable, Graeme Sayer Murray Hume BEC
  • 10.05-10.30 ERME, Specialist garlic machinery, Rodney Dunn from Serafin Machinery
  • 10.30-11.00 Morning Tea
  • 11.00 -12.20 Growing garlic; scaling up and investment decisions, Letetia Ware
  • 12.20- 12.30 Weed Gunnel, weed control material, Chris Minogue
  • 12.30-1.15 Lunch
  • 1.15-2.20 Garlic Groups and cultivars with an emphasis on harvesting times, storage and flavour, Penny Woodward
  • 2.20-2.30 An international perspective of the garlic industry, Jonathon Hart Engineering and Export Manager ERME
  • 2.30-3.00 Afternoon Tea
  • 3.00 – 4.00 Understanding and preparing garlic for the wholesale market, Fred Pomme
  • 4.00-4.30 Cultivating garlic from bulbils, Roy Cody
  • 4.30 onwards AGIA Strategic Plan, John Olliff
  • 7.00pm onwards Dinner

Sunday 2 nd August

  • 8.30 – 9.50 Understanding soil and plant tissue testing , Suzanne Briggs Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industry
  • 10.00- 10.45 Garlic pests, diseases and virus, Tony Napier AGIA Seminar Survey Forms
  • 10.45-11.15 Morning Tea
  • 11.15- 12.30 Curing and Storing Garlic, Letetia Ware
  • 12.30 Closing address by the Chairman
  • 12.30 – 1.00 Lunch
  • 1.00 AGIA AGM