New research using flowering plants to boost beneficial insects to reduce the impact of pests in vegetable crops will be on show at farm walks in Victoria and South Australia during February.
The research aims to help growers develop integrated pest control methods that are simple to implement, compatible with mainstream farming and can help reduce costs.
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) researchers will outline the project to develop ecological approaches to pest control, vegetable growers will share their experience and there’ll be practical demonstrations at the field trial.
The field walk will provide an opportunity for growers ask questions and to learn more about biological control, how it works and the potential benefits.
The research through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is funded by Hort Innovation and Charles Sturt.
Farm Walk Details:
10am Thursday 13 February 25 Banksia Road (off Murray Road) Hay Valley in South Australia.
Contact: Dr Syed Rizvi 02 63657597, email@example.com