september, 2022

17sep(sep 17)9:30 am18(sep 18)3:00 pmWEBINAR: Start-Up Commercial Garlic Growing - Years 1-3 - 4 x 90min Interactive Webinars - 17 & 18 SEPT 2022Live and Interactive Webinar - See, chat, ask questions live via video conferencing through your PC or Tablet. Presentations included. 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (18)

Event Details

4 x 90 min Sessions – over the Weekend of Sat 17 & Sun 18 September 2022
Session Times each day are:  9:30am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 2:30pm


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

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

Webinar 2 – Growing Garlic & Soils

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

Webinar 3 – The Growing, Fertilizing, Irrigation and Disease Issues

    1. Garlic – the growing rhythm – understanding the different phase and nutrient demands
    2. Garlic nutrient demands – soil fed, foliar feeding and liquid supplementation
    3. Irrigation – the different types of irrigation – pros & cons – what suits your climate
    4. Fertigation – is it important – different types for high and low-pressure systems
    5. Diseases – in your seed, leaf, stem, bulb & root – plus storage diseases
    6. Diseases – biocontrols and chemical controls – what to use, when and legal compliance

Webinar 4 – The Harvest, Curing and Storage processes PLUS Seed Optimisation

    1. Scape removal – do I need to do it, when and is it worth it
    2. Bulbing – how and when you plant determines bulb size, clove number and maturing cycle
    3. Know when to harvest – bulbs double in last two weeks, but each group has its own timing
    4. Deciding how you’ll cure – harvest conditions, temperature, RH & curing infrastructure
    5. Optimal Curing – highest quality seed, storage and bulb quality – arrest disease development
    6. How to harvest to minimise labour – hand, fork, undercutter – bunching or tray curing
    7. Separating Seed from Sale stock – Keep your best and sell the rest
    8. Preparing bulbs for selling – finish process and standard, packaging options
    9. 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:    $580.00 including GST

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17 (Saturday) 9:30 am - 18 (Sunday) 3:00 pm


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