Innovations in the vegetable industry showcased at annual horticulture field day

INNOVATIVE: Field Day attendees visited a Brussels sprout trial site.
INNOVATIVE: Field Day attendees visited a Brussels sprout trial site.

Tasmanian growers saw innovations in the South Australian vegetable industry at the annual Horticulture Field Day this week.

Growers and industry members saw innovations in the supply chain, visited the South Australian Research and Development Institute and saw Brussels sprout grower Eastbrooke Farms’ field trial site, AUSVEG Science and Extension manager Dr Jessica Lye said.

“The Horticulture Field Day was a chance for growers to celebrate innovation and adaptation in horticulture by visiting some of the region’s leading properties,” Dr Lye said.

“The field day also provided an invaluable opportunity for industry members to establish networks, share experiences and learn about the latest innovations in horticulture,” she said.

The Horticulture Field Day preceded Hort Connections 2017, attended by more than 2,200 Australian and international delegates at Adelaide Convention Centre between Monday and Wednesday.