Stanthorpe Prep n Party

Berry growers of the Granite Belt region and beyond are invited to attend a day of interactive workshops, information sessions, a farm walk and networking at the Stanthorpe Prep n Party event at Applethorpe.

Join us from 11am on Tuesday, 23rd June at the Applethorpe Research Facility, New England Highway, Applethorpe for an informative day to prepare growers ahead of the 2022 Summer production season.

  • This event is FREE for all berry growers to attend.  
  • There will be a field walk component so please bring appropriate footwear.
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & a BBQ dinner will be provided.

The Agenda:

11:00 am            Arrival and check-in

11:30-12:30pm Lunch

12:45-2:30pm    Session 1:           All things Labour

Harvest trail incentives for sourcing labour – Linda Clutterbuck, BEST Harvest Trail

Lessons from developing a working gap year – Growcom

Fair Farms registration process and audit standard – Desda Cullearn, Growcom

Making peace with piece rates – Rachel McKenzie, Berries Australia

2:30-3:00pm      Afternoon Tea

3:00-4:00pm      Session 2:           Pest & Disease – getting to know them 

Disease resistance and introduction of intervene – Nufarm

Do you know the signs and symptoms while doing plant and fruit inspections? – Apollo Gomez, DAF

Hands-on sessions:

Apollo Gomez from DAF will be bringing the lab to you to explore common fungal diseases in strawberries

Paul Jones from Bugs for Bugs will be bringing insects, both good and bad, for you to identify and take a closer look at.

4:00-5:00pm      Session 3:           Field Walk

The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) team from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will showcase the temperate variety seedling trial at the Applethorpe research facility via a field walk.

5:00-5:30pm      Berries Australia Update

5:30pm               Social drinks & BBQ dinner

7:30pm               Event Closes

IMPORTANT:    As this is a fully catered event, all attendees need to register in advance – simply click on this link!event/2022/6/23/qld-berry-industry-pre-season-prep-apos-n-apos-party and press Register Now to book in!