Guest Speaker 9th June - Adrian Holbeck

Will talk on Pests and Diseases. Adrian has taught horticulture at Grovely TAFE and currently teaches permaculture at Northey Street City Farm.

Discussion will be on:

  • some biological and ecological principles relevant to fruit growers
  • when pests aren’t the problem
  • the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • practical examples of IPM
  • slides of some pests and beneficials

He would like to include case studies from members so if you have a current problem in a fruiting plant, you can send details to him ASAP so he can add it to his PowerPoint presentation. Please include the name of the plant (scientific name and variety/cultivar if possible), and a description or photos of the damage and the cause to him at: aholbeck@optusnet.com.au