The Key Note Speaker for these two days will be Dr Mark Czarnota who Blueberries NZ have sponsored from USA to attend these days. Dr Czarnota is Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia. His research focuses on weed control systems in all aspects of landscape and ornamental production including blueberries. One of the important pieces of his research programme is to evaluate herbicides for safety and efficacy in blueberries at various stages of growth and growing conditions (mulch, no mulch, containers, plastic ground cover etc) He will be attending both the Field day and the AGM.
Tuesday 18th September Field day
9.00 a.m. Visit to Visy Packaging, Corrugated Packaging & Recycling Plant. Making packaging from recycled fibre and kraft paper for use in industries across beverage and fresh products.
Midday Lunch at Visy
1.00 pm Beachs Blueberries – Rukuhia Rd, Hamilton
3.00 p.m. Steve Lee’s Orchard – Leamington, Cambridge
6.00 p.m Drinks/Dinner in Cambridge
Wednesday 19th September AGM
9.00 a.m. AGM – Hamilton Airport Motor Inn
10.00 a.m. Speakers Include
- Dr Mark Czarnota, University of Georgia, Weed Control
- Geoff Langford – Integrated Pest Management
- Mystery Shopping Report – SGS
- Patrick O’Donoghue, Flight Plastics
- Nielsen Report
- Market Access