International Onion Research Delegation (VN16001)
What was it all about?
This project was established to bring two international speakers to share knowledge and world best practice with onion growers at the 2016 Hort Connections industry conference, held in Adelaide.
The speakers were Jacob Wiskerke from Wiskerke Onions in Holland, which is the world’s largest exporter of onions, and Dr Bill Dean from River Point Farms, which is the largest onion production facility in the US.
As well as an off-site farm tour and presentation to growers in Murray Bridge, South Australia, immediately following Hort Connections, Dr Dean also visited Tasmanian growers to continue to extend information, including his industry-leading knowledge in pest and disease issues and trials relevant to Australian growers.
The project enabled a mix of one-on-one meetings, group discussions, question and answer sessions, farm visits, technical presentations, international perspectives and tips for best practice on farm.
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation
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