Farm Field Day in Tasmania April 12th 2014

The HGA invites you to Hazelnut Field Day at Meander (near Deloraine)

WHEN: Saturday 12th of April, starting at 10:30 am
WHERE: Starting at 32 Cheshunt Road, Meander 16km south of Deloraine on Highland Lakes Highway (A5), heading towards Meander, and from 12 noon at Meander Hall, Meander.
10:30 till 12 noon: ‘Farm walk and talk’ at farm of Wayne and Lisa Johnston, 32 Cheshunt Road, Meander. (Entry by gold coin donation)
A chance to inspect and discuss a commercially productive 1500 tree hazelnut orchard (planted between 2006 and 2009), part of a large diversified cropping and grazing farming operation. Also, guest speakers will provide presentations on aspects of growing hazelnuts, including: Irrigation Tasmania, DPIPWE – Wealth from Water program, and SenseT – new generation sensing programs

12:00 to 1pm – Lunch at Meander Hall Cost per person TBA

1:00 to 2:30 – Hazelnut Biosecurity Training Workshop, lead by Trevor Ranford
Utilising a template you will be taken through the development of your own On-Farm Biosecurity Program to assist with the management of exotic and endemic pests and diseases. Full set of handouts and a draft manual will be available as part of the workshop session.

For lunch and afternoon workshop, RSVP by 5pm Wed 9th April is ESSENTIAL
RSVP to Greg Taylor at or 0448 912781