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TALGA January 2018 eNews

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

Members may like to take the opportunity when coming to the Conference to visit the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show on at the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, 21st March to 25th March 2018.

While you are there pay a visit to TALGA members, Annemarie & Peter Manders, Warratina Lavender and Site B17 is where you will find Di & Clive Larkman, Larkman Nurseries who will have a trading sites.

Details at www.melbflowershow.com.au

TALGA PRESIDENT Gary Young has a new email address: president@talga.com.au

CLARE & BRENDEN DEAN, Port Arthur Lavender recently had some interestingpublicity. You can find the link on TALGA’s Facebook, click here.


CHRISTINE HITCHEN, McLaren Vale Lavender, SA

It’s been a good season here in SA, thanks to generous winter rains and gentle Spring, hence a nice crop of intermedia came in early and is now harvested. It’s time for T to set upthe still and get cracking in the shed. The distilling competes with his hobby of restoring old Holden cars, so lots of encouragement and enterprise bargaining takes place over the next few weeks.
What lavender grower hasn’t been contacted by a young bride to be, with a vision of waltzingdown the rows of blue with her billowing veil……….
Yep, another one last week and politely declined. Many years ago, when we grew a lot of lavender, we had a fiasco with a bride and ants, but that’s another story.
I mention this because I had a call also from a frantic florist. “I have a bride who has justchanged her wedding flowers to fresh lavender, have you got any for next Saturday”?“Unfortunately not”, I replied, and gave her the TALGA contact number for other growers.The florist was so grateful and I didn’t hear back, so hopefully our bride was happy with herefresh lavender themed wedding, complete with fragrant bouquet.
I thought of an idea the other day, when I was visiting Hahndorf, a small township in the Adelaide Hills settled by the German community. The township is a must see for tourist to SA and is an Oak, tree-lined street, full of delightful boutique shops and quality eating houses. I came across the entrance to a bed and breakfast house, just off the main street, lined with lavender. Probably a Grosso or Miss Donnington. Naturally I took a picture.
Next time you are out and about and see lavender in bloom, no matter where you happen to be in Australia or the world come to that, get that phone out and do something really useful with it – send in a picture to kpkelly27@gmail.com and tell us where it was taken. Yes go on, just do it, and I will look forward to a sticky from your part of the world.
Warm wishes to you all for a happy, healthy and productive 2018, and keep smiling. Christine

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I am looking forward to members taking up Christine’s challenge. Hope to receive lots of photos to share. Kaye

WANTED To hire or buy a secondhand Stripping Machine.
Beautiful L.angustifolia Egerton Blue dried bunches for sale and dried sieved lavender in kg lots. For further information please contact Dawn Baudinette, Portland Bay Lavender. Ph 0408 150 635 or rdbaudinette@gmail.com


FOR SALE Granite Hills Lavender Farm , 99 Barker Road North Harcourt
The farm is on 25 acres with stunning views across central Victoria. Approx 5 acres of lavender, several varieties. Large Castlemaine Stone Homestead. Good shedding and water security with 4 dams and 300,000 lts of tank water. Enquiries to Domenic Romeo from Unique Estate Ph.0438 500277


CLASS ACTION FOR FAKE ESSENTIAL OILS

The following link makes interesting reading and you will also find it on TALGA’s Facebook

Looks like it’s really happening!

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ARTICLE PETER DAL SANTOS

The following is an extract stating that “funding grants expected to be announced February/March 2018”

As you will recall, AgAware via the AgriFutures Aust Australia project, PRJ-010333 – Minor Chemical Consultant for small and non-levied industries, worked with your industry to prepared and submitted grant applications to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) following representation at the AgChem Access Priorities Forum in July 2017.

Two ESSENTIAL OILS (LAVENDER) grant applications were submitted to DAWR in December 2017 , with notification of successful applications expected in February-March 2018 with funds made available soon after this.

The ESSENTIAL OILS (LAVENDER) grant applications were:
Specific crop nameTarget Pest
(common name)Target Pest
(scientific name)Commodity Pest Ranking Potential Solution Industry suggestion (ai)Chemical Group / MOAProposed supporting companyRegistration or Permit

Essential oils – lavenderRoot rot Damping offPhytophthora spp.Pythium spp.1Cyazofamid21ISKP
Essential oils – lavenderShabPhoma spp.2MancozebM3UPLP

Several other ESSENTIAL OILS (LAVENDER) priorities projects will be carried over to the 2018 Forum, as time was limited, there was limited support, or more information was required by the agchem companies.

Peter Dal Santo
AgAware Consulting Pty Ltd
21 Rosella Avenue
Strathfieldsaye VICTORIA
AUSTRALIA 3551
Ph:+61 3 5439 5916
Fax:+61 3 5439 3391
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