Regional Forum – South Queensland – Blackbutt
Soil health and managing in dry times are on the agenda for the 2020 South Queensland Avocado Regional Forum.
Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 8:45am to 3pm (morning tea & lunch provided)
Main topic: soils, nutrition, drought
Agenda: Click here to download the agenda (including directions to the orchard walk site)
Location: Blackbutt Hall (Bowman Rd, Blackbutt, near the showgrounds)
Orchard walk: Andy & Judy Veal, Touchwood Farming (1671 Cooyar/Mt Binga Road, Mt Binga – directions in agenda and below)
RSVP: by Friday, 7 February, to Jayne on email@example.com or call 07 3846 6566. Please notify Jayne of any dietary requirements and which forum you plan to attend. (The Sunshine Coast forum is on 26 February.)
Directions to orchard walk – It is approximately 22km to the Orchard from Hall
- Drive into Blackbutt from Brisbane down the main street – Coulson St heading to Kingaroy
- Passed the servo – turn left at Radnor Hotel on the corner heading towards Crows Nest. This is the Crows Nest/Mt Binga Rd
- Keep going past Googa Camp, through forestry – road keeps changing from dirt to bitumen
- Go passed the Touchwood sign and Wodonga Park sign on your right
- About 500m after Wodonga the road bears left to Crows Nest or right to Cooyar and Mt Binga Camp. Bear right and hard right towards Cooyar – go passed the sign for Jimara on your right
- Touchwood is the next entrance on the right (1671 Cooyar/Mt Binga Rd) at the top of the rise – there will be a sign on the day
- As you come in the gate, please park near the water tanks on the left
Events are being planned across the country. Be sure to keep an eye out in this calendar for events nationally. All industry members are welcome to attend any event.
This event is part of the strategic levy investment project, Avocado industry development and extension (AV17005), part of the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund. This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation avocado research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.