09feb(feb 9)10:00 am10(feb 10)4:00 pmStart-Up and Scale-Up for Commercial Garlic Growers - 9th & 10 FebruaryAn intensive 2 day workshop for new commercial garlic growers or existing producers expanding into the Garlic fresh produce market.10:00 am - 4:00 pm (10)
Start-Up and Scale-up for Commercial Garlic Growers An intensive 2-day workshop for new commercial garlic growers or existing producers expanding into the Garlic fresh produce market. This course will provide a commercial
Start-Up and Scale-up for Commercial Garlic Growers
An intensive 2-day workshop for new commercial garlic growers or existing producers expanding into the Garlic fresh produce market.
This course will provide a commercial perspective on growing garlic, focusing on the garlic market and factors that influence your sale price, garlic groups suited to different climatic regions, garlic production and a staged, capital and risk managed approach to scaling up.
Growing garlic can seem simple in small scale, but in increasing scale the costs and risks are significant. What area of production should you start with, which garlic groups should you grow, what basic equipment will you need, how do you manage soil fertility and diseases … and where and how do you sell?
Cover these and many more topics with Letetia Ware, from Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic, an award winning, commercial certified organic grower who is a leader in the Australian’s garlic industry. She will share her practical knowledge and experience in garlic markets, commercial cultivars, soil fertility, growing and curing practices, disease management and a risk-managed approach to scaling up.
Letetia is the President of the Australian Garlic Industry Association and a regular presenter at the AGIA’s annual seminar and other national Landcare and Agriculture forums on both growing garlic, organic soil fertility and microbial bio-enhancement for plant health and pest & disease suppression.
Topics Covered Include:
- Selecting your sales channel and market timing
- Knowing the wholesale, retail & farmers market pricing & supply/demand phases
- Optimise your garlic cultivars by market prices and interstate supply
- Know which garlic groups suit your state and microclimate for optimal production
- Basic garlic plant physiology and growth patterns in different climates
- Planting spacing and densities for manual and mechanical approaches
- Soil, water & microbial testing for baseline management of inputs & diagnostics
- Plant Health Issues – Diagnostic approach to finding out what’s wrong and how to fix
- Pest, diseases & environmental impacts of garlic
- Optimal curing & storage approaches and conditions
- Cost and risk based approach to capital equipment investment
- Scaling up in phases – a managed approach
Workshop will be held at:
Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic
4241 Channel Highway
Middleton, Tasmania 7163
Cost: $595.00 including GST
Times: 10:00am till 4pm each day
Dietary options: Vegetarian cuisine will be provided. Any additional special considerations should be advised.