TALGA Seminar and Field Day 2024

Saturday 6th April
The York on Lilydale – Cnr York and Swansea Roads, 3796 Mt Evelyn, Victoria

Seminar sessions focus on agronomy, soil testing and health, weed control, plant maintenance and pruning. Site visit to Larkman Nurseries Wandin property. TALGA Committee Update on Activities to members. 

Additional EventA visit to Warratina Lavender Farm in Wandin on Sunday 7 April, for talk and complimentary morning tea!


We are pleased to announce our major in-person event for 2024 and invite Members, Affiliates and Associates to book now to attend. 

1) President’s Welcome and Association Update on Activities to Members; 


2) Speaker – Tim Manders, Agronomist, Browns Fertiliser. Tim has grown up watching his parents develop Warratina Lavender Farm in Wandin and has developed a solid understanding of intensive horticulture of lavender, tree and vine crops by working in Australia and the UK. Tim works with clients to develop farming regimes for optimal soil health leading to positive crop outcomes and long term sustainability. 

Tim will focus on advice on growing regimes and targets to grow a healthy crop and help plants tolerate extreme weather conditions, stimulating root development and microbial activity, soil testing regime, and broad advice on options for weed control, 


3) Panel Discussion – Post Harvest Plant Care – Pruning Techniques and Regional Advice 

What care and attention does your lavender need after you harvest? Three lavender growers will discuss pruning, nutrition, and possible problems. Q&A session. 

Transfer to Field Site at Wandin,15mins by car 

4) Visit to Larkman Nurseries, Wandin Propagation Nursery. 

Clive, Di and Simon will host our group to inspect their propagation facilities. Clive will discuss lavender varieties and their suitability for climate zones and end uses. Q&A. 

Don’t delay, the time to book your tickets and accommodation is NOW! 

Book your place online at https://www.trybooking.com/CPIAN 

Member/affiliate $80; Associate $90; non-members welcome $110 (there is also a small booking fee charged by Trybooking, GST not applicable) 

The venue York on Lilydale is a casual local hotel with conference and accommodation facilities on the doorstep of the Yarra Valley, east of Melbourne CBD. We recommend you book your accommodation at the venue as soon as possible, follow this link to view room options: https://www.yorkonlilydale.com.au/accommodation 

Contact me via email president@talga.com.au or Fiona admin@talga.com.au if you have any questions. 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Mt Evelyn/Wandin in April 


Louise Bickerton, TALGA President M: 0409 717 899 

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