WEBINAR: Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing – Years 1-3

WEBINAR: Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing – Years 1-3

WEBINAR: Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing – Years 1-3

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4 x 120 min Sessions – over the Weekend of Sat 16 & Sun 17 September 2023
Session Times each day are:  10:00am – 12:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing for Years 1 – 3

Our online Webinars have now become the best way or learning and interacting in person, at an accessible cost.  All sessions are recorded and will be made available for use by attendees after the course is complete.  All you need is a computer or tablet with a webcam and microphone (perhaps earphones) so you can see me speak real time and present information to you.  You can interact with me in person and by speaking – so it is in every way real time and interactive.  You will be given a digital copy of the training presentation in advance so you have time to read it and make the most of this great onine offering.

Having grown both broadacre and boutique and being past Chair of the Australian Garlic Industry Association, and multi-award medal winner for my garlic, I feel I have a lot to share and look forward to helping you start your commercial journey.

This interactive Webinar will be broken into four separate Webinars and will include:

Webinar 1 – Know your Market, Select your Sales Channels & Match your Garlic Groups

Garlic Groups & Cultivars – Climate Ranges, Harvest Times & Storage Duration
Garlic Marketing – the new Paradigm of Gourmet Garlic & Culinary Styles
Understand Australian Garlic Seasonal Market & Pricing Trends
Let your Sales Channel define your garlic production business – grow what sells best
Production Scale – stepping stones of capital investment  – direct versus wholesale, setup investment, operational costs

Webinar 2 – Growing Garlic & Soils

How much land do you need – and what tests should you do
Rotation – is it really needed and what do I grow
Soil preparation – the process and timing of works plus formed beds or inground planting
Garlic planting material (seed) – how much, quality considerations & acclimation
Cracking, grading, coating & planting – optimising germination, health & yield
Weed suppression – chemical, mechanical or organic … the choices
Webinar 3 – The Growing, Fertilizing, Irrigation and Disease Issues

Garlic – the growing rhythm – understanding the different phase and nutrient demands
Garlic nutrient demands – soil fed, foliar feeding and liquid supplementation
Irrigation – the different types of irrigation – pros & cons – what suits your climate
Fertigation – is it important – different types for high and low-pressure systems
Diseases – in your seed, leaf, stem, bulb & root – plus storage diseases
Diseases – biocontrols and chemical controls – what to use, when and legal compliance
Webinar 4 – The Harvest, Curing and Storage processes PLUS Seed Optimisation

Scape removal – do I need to do it, when and is it worth it
Bulbing – how and when you plant determines bulb size, clove number and maturing cycle
Know when to harvest – bulbs double in last two weeks, but each group has its own timing
Deciding how you’ll cure – harvest conditions, temperature, RH & curing infrastructure
Optimal Curing – highest quality seed, storage and bulb quality – arrest disease development
How to harvest to minimise labour – hand, fork, undercutter – bunching or tray curing
Separating Seed from Sale stock – Keep your best and sell the rest
Preparing bulbs for selling – finish process and standard, packaging options
Storage – how to store to optimise your long storing garlic – passive or cold stored

Webinars are an online seminar where you are able to see both the presenter and their presentation at the same time and ask questions.  All you need is a laptop or tablet that allows you to see and hear the Webinar.

Cost:    $595.00 including GST

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WEBINAR: Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing - Years 1-3
16-09-2023 10:00 AM
480 Minutes
4 x 120 min Sessions - over the Weekend of Sat 16 & Sun 17 September 2023 Session Times each day are:  10:00am - 12:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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16-09-2023 @ 10:00 AM to
17-09-2023 @ 03:00 PM

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