Jan 27 2020

Covered Crop Grower Workshops

TomatoesNZ and Vegetables NZ are inviting all covered crop growers to a workshop to update on research and other key information.   

South Island: Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9am-12.30pm

Lincoln University, Conference Room A&B Te Kete Ika building, Springs Road, Lincoln (park at Orchard Car Park)

North Island:   Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 9am-12.30pm

Pukekohe – Balle Brothers Hall, behind Plant & Food Pukekohe Research Centre, 49 Cronin Road, Pukekohe


  • Biocontrol in tomatoes research - Emiliano Veronesi (PhD student) and Professor Steve Wratten, Lincoln University
  • Tamarixia Sustainable Farming Fund release project update – Dr Sally Anderson, Vegetable Research and Innovation Board, & Dr Melanie Davidson, Plant and Food Research, along with Chris Thompson of Bioforce
  • Farm environment plans for covered crop growers and agrichemical reporting – Andrew Barber, Agrilink
  • Updates from Vegetable Research & Innovation Board and TomatoesNZ, covered crop automation project, and learnings from Netherlands – Helen Barnes, TomatoesNZ

A light lunch will be available during the workshop.

Please confirm your attendance to Karen Orr on karen.orr@hortnz.co.nz or call 04 494 9948 or 021 926 890.

An RSVP is requested to confirm catering numbers by midday Friday 14th February for Lincoln and Friday 28th February for Pukekohe.   Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.