Field Days


IPDM Field Day Program Schedule 2018 as at 18 June 2018

For full details of the event and to register, click on the relevant state below.

Note – Changes to dates and venues may be required to suit the needs of industry and presenters as the year unfolds.

August10FridayMarulanDaisy Bank, 1502 Brayton Rd Big Hill NSW 2580
12SundayHunterAdina Vineyard & Olive Grove, 492 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale NSW 2325
February 201915FridayGin GinTBC
17SundayMargaret RiverTBC
16FridayGeelong AreaTBC
18SundayWangaratta/ SheppartonTBC
24SaturdayMcClaren ValeTBC
December1SaturdayLauncestonGlendale Olives, White Hill Tasmania

The 2018 series of IPMD field days is part of a national program in the project: An integrated pest and disease management extension program for the olive industry (OL17001). The project is funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation olive industry research and development levy, and contributions from the Australian Government. The key research provider is Western Sydney University, with collaborative partners the AOA and a several state Departments of Primary Industry.

The project aims to provide Australian olive growers with access to current, practical information and advice for implementing integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies in their groves. It will have a focus on the sustainable management of three major pests/diseases for the industry: black scale, olive lace bug and anthracnose. It will deliver this information via:

  • Face-to-face IPDM workshops across growing areas around Australia with information specific to those areas;
  • Online tutorials, with self-assessments;
  • A best practice IPDM manual and fact sheets, and a revised Pest and Disease Field Guide for the industry;
  • Training for industry consultants and pest scouts.