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Extension of vegetable production and biosecurity BMP to SEQ LOTE vegetable growers

McGrath, Clinton (2016) Extension of vegetable production and biosecurity BMP to SEQ LOTE vegetable growers. Project Report. State of Queensland.

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Abstract

LOTE (language other than English) vegetable growers producing horticultural crops in the Lockyer Valley and Greenbank- Logan areas represent a significant number of farming enterprises with this number steadily increasing in recent years.
This project used “old-school” extension and communication techniques to target this group of horticultural producers in the Lockyer Valley and Greenbank-Logan areas.
A well-attended forum, held at Gatton Research Facility, commenced the trust development process between growers and government which provided the basis for a focus on productivity, including pest and disease management, best management practices, biosecurity and food safety.
The use of an interpreter was key to the effectiveness of engagement and information sharing which allowed for enhanced understanding of the issues and solutions.
On farm, one-on-one engagement was also a critical methodology utilised in building the relationship and trust with potential participants given there had been very little was known of this demographic.
A highlight of the project was a forum held at the Gatton Research Facility Conference room which attracted more than 35 growers plus industry and supply chain representatives

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Final report Agri-Science Queensland Innovation Opportunity
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Farm economics. Farm management. Agricultural mathematics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Vegetables
Deposited On:24 Nov 2016 05:44
Last Modified:24 Nov 2016 05:44

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