Netafim encouraging next generation of vegetable growers

Netafim, the world leader in drip irrigation systems, has developed a newly available School Vegetable Garden Drip Kit, giving school students the opportunity to build DIY drip irrigation systems and grow their own vegetables. The kit aims to help educate children on healthy eating habits, where fresh food comes from and how it can be produced in an environmentally friendly and efficient way.

Netafim, in association with AUSVEG and Syngenta, have created the kit to give children a fun and practical approach to growing their own vegetables. The kit includes a box with the necessary tools and equipment to build the drip irrigation system, as well as a variety of vegetable seeds.

Information on buying the kit and instructions on how to assemble it can be found here.

Online briefing to examine Asian export markets

Austrade, working in conjunction with AUSVEG, will be providing a webinar update regarding Asia Fruit Logistica, as well as an overview of the vegetable markets in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. The webinar will cover major trends, opportunities, challenges and issues for Australian exporters seeking to export their products to these markets.

The webinar is open to all vegetable growers and will be held on Wednesday 20 August at 3:00PM AEST. Those interested in participating are invited to register for the webinar here.

AUSVEG meeting with the ACCC

AUSVEG representatives met with the ACCC last week to discuss a range of issues affecting vegetable and potato producers across Australia.