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Information and Research Updates

Information and Research Updates

Dear grower and industry associate


TomatoesNZ and Vegetables NZ would like to invite you to a workshop at Lincoln University 9am-12.30pm on Tuesday 18th February to update on research and items of interest to covered crop growers.


We’ll be talking about biocontrols, tamarixia releases, farm environment plans, automation and more!  Below are details on the workshop.


Covered Crop Grower Workshop – Information and Research Updates

South Island: Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9am-12.30pm

Lincoln University (room TBC), Ellesmere Junction Road or Springs Road, Lincoln

North Island:  Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 9am-12.30pm

Pukekohe – location TBC



  1. Biocontrol in tomatoes research - Emiliano Veronesi (PhD student) and Professor Steve Wratten, Lincoln University
  2. Tamarixia Sustainable Farming Fund release project update – Dr Sally Anderson, Vegetable Research and Innovation Board, & Dr Melanie Davidson, Plant and Food Research, along with Chris Thompson of Bioforce
  3. Farm environment plans for covered crop growers and agrichemical reporting – Andrew Barber, Agrilink
  4. Updates from Vegetable Research & Innovation Board and TomatoesNZ, covered crop automation project, and learnings from Netherlands – Helen Barnes, TomatoesNZ

A light lunch will be available during the workshop.

Please confirm your attendance to Karen Orr on karen.orr@hortnz.co.nz or call 04 494 9948 or 021 926 890. An RSVP is requested to confirm catering numbers by midday Friday 14th February for Lincoln and Friday 28th February for Pukekohe.   Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.