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INDUSTRY body AusVeg has
launched a biosecurity pod-
InfoVeg Radio is a part of
AusVeg’s research and devel-
Spokesman Kurt Hermann
said maintaining biosecurity
was crucial to safeguarding the
Australian vegetable industry.
In a feature interview on
InfoVeg Radio, plant pathol-
ogist Denis Persley from
Queensland explains various
ways growers can minimise the
effects of virus diseases in their
“This podcast will help to
remind growers of the need to
be vigilant when it comes to
pests and diseases,” Mr Her-
InfoVeg Radio has been
developed to enable growers to
access the latest industry re-
search and development news
while on the go.
InfoVeg Radio is available
to stream online or download
online at www.ausveg.com.au/
infovegradio or through the
MoFo Market MONA, 655 Main Rd,
Berriedale, noon to 5pm. Details:
Bellerive Community Farmers’ Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, 8.30am to
12.30pm. Details: Misty Sanderson 0417 352
780 or email@example.com.
Big River Grower’s Market Willow Court
complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm.
Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
Westbury Church Market St Andrew’s
church hall, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury.
8am to 2pm. Details: Margaret 6393 1417.
Avoca Market Memorial Hall, Avoca, 9am to
3pm. Details: Steve 6384 2188 or
Prue 6384 2119.
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Esk, 9am to 2pm.
Details: Mick Dennis 6331 6044.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market Howard Rd,
Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm 6272 6812.
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town shopping centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers’ Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am-1pm Details: Lee-Anne
0497 622 311.
Axeman’s Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm.
Details: 6426 2099.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet,10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873
or 6297 8179.
Ross Village Market Town Hall, Ross, 9am
to 3pm Details: 6381 5444.
Derby Market Town Hall, Derby, 10am to
3pm. Details: Anne 6354 2520, 0427 593 108.
Village Market Triabunna Melbourne St,
Triabunna, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tom
Teniswood 6257 7583.
Derwent Valley Community Market The
Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to
2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230.
Podcast aiming to
protect nation’s veg
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Beef champion’s sole focus
Customer the key P12-13
Tunbridge prices on the rise
Spring in lamb sales P9
Massive rain a boon for most
South gets drenched P8
Justin and Cathy Shephard of
Stowport in their wheat crop.
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Harvest hopes: P7
Stock Report ........................... 11
Market Talk ............................ 11
Wool Report ........................... 15
Weather ................................ 23
OPEN GARDEN: Adawood is
a tranquil country garden feat-
uring clipped hedges, topiary
and foliage plants, splashes of
colour from garden furniture,
sculptures and pots as well as a
food garden and a children’s
area. Open tomorrow and
Sunday 10am to 5pm as part of
Open Gardens Australia. 10
Old Waterhouse Rd, North
Scottsdale. Cost: $8.
Entries for the 2015 Tasmani-
an Field Crop competition
close tomorrow. The competit-
ion, organised by TP Jones, is
judged on-farm and after har-
vest. Crops included are wheat,
malt and feed barley and can-
ola. Cost: $30. Details: www.
WETLAND WALK: A sun-
set walk to Tamar Island is a
chance to learn about the
natural and cultural values of
the wetlands. Parks and Wild-
life Services runs a guided walk
from 6.30-8.30pm tomorrow.
Numbers are limited. Details
and bookings: 6327 3964.
RAGWORT RAIDS: The
Tamar NRM runs two volun-
teer weed-fighting days focus-
ing on ragwort. In East Tamar,
meet tomorrow at Pipers River
fire station and on Sunday
meet at Winkleigh Hall in
West Tamar. Both days run
from 9am to noon with barbe-
cue lunch. Details: Jayne Shap-
ter 6394 4376.
AXE CHALLENGE: Busi-
nessman Errol Stewart has put
$50,000 on the block for a
who can beat his father’s re-
cord at the Henley On Mersey
festival on January 26 in La-
trobe. Details: www. henleyon-
FLOWER SHOW: The
Launceston Horticultural So-
ciety’s show of dahlias, gladioli
and liliums will feature cut
flowers and pot plants, car-
nivorous plants and specialist
stalls. January 31 from 2pm to
5pm and February 1 from 9am
to 4pm. St Ailbe’s Hall, Mar-
garet St, Launceston. Cost: $2.
BRIGHT BLOOMS: The
Westbury Garden Club’s sum-
mer show will feature flowers
and vegetables, plant stalls,
and afternoon teas on Febru-
ary 7. Westbury Town Hall,
Lyall St, from 2pm to 4pm.
Cost: $2. Details: Ros Groom
0417 568 804.
COAL TITLE: The Fingal
Valley Festival, a mining and
agricultural event, celebrates
35 years. Malcolm Woods is
vying for the world coal-shov-
elling championship. Shearing,
cycling, woodcutting and yard
dogs. February 28 from 10am
to 4pm at Fingal Recreation
Ground. Details: 0408 377840.
SUSTAINABLE LIFE: The
North West Environment
Centre’s Healthy Planet Expo
in Penguin includes the Or-
ganic and Sustainable Living
Festival on March 7 at the
community garden, 235 Iron-
cliffe Rd. On March 8 a perma-
culture expo will be at Reseed,
30 King Edward St. A perma-
culture course will run March
8-9 and from March 9-12 the
Permaculture Convergence is
at Penguin school, 125 Iron-
cliffe Rd. Details: 6425 6928 or
email email@example.com. au.
GEMS APLENTY: The
Lapidary Club of Tasmania
holds the Hobart Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Show on March
14-15 at the showgrounds in
Glenorchy from 9am to 4pm
both days. Displays and sales,
demonstrations and children’s
activities. Cost: $5, children $1.
Details: Rosemary 6249 1408.
PRECIOUS STONES: De-
vonport Lapidary Club holds a
fair at East Devonport School,
Thomas St, East Devonport on
March 21-22 from 9am to 4pm.
Jewellery, gems and minerals
from around the world. Cost:
$5, under-16 free. Details: Col-
lene Donaghy 0407 165 005 or
FRUIT SKILLS: Supervisor
level training late April. Course
takes skills from Certificate IV
in production horticulture.
Places limited. Details: Fruit
Growers Tasmania 6231 1944.
Branches can advise of upcom-
ing events here. Information
must be emailed to head office
by 10am Monday for publi-
cation that Friday.
SPECTACULAR: Top dahlias will be on show early next month.
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