Webinars on 'Handling fresh produce safely' and 'Protected cropping'

'Handling Fresh Produce Safely' is an e-learning course for vegetable producers wanting to train pickers, packhouse staff and farmworkers in how to handle vegetables in a clean and safe manner to manage the risk of food contamination.

The four modules address: Food Safety, Staying Clean, Harvesting and Packing. Videos depict best-practice instructions for each topic, followed by a series of questions to be answered correctly before a certificate of completion is granted.

Click on this link to the VegPRO website to complete the course.

For more information contact:
Gordon Rogers: gordon@ahr.com.au 
Jenny Ekman: jenny.ekman@ahr.com.au 

The course was produced by Applied Horticultural Research for the vegetable industry's VegPRO project. This project has been funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.

Protected cropping – 6-part video series on all you need to know
As Australia experiences increasing extremes in weather patterns and growing numbers of pests, growers are realising that one way to battle the elements and bugs is to invest in protected cropping.

Applied Horticultural Research has produced a series of six short videos on protected cropping of vegetables in Australia covering:

  • Layout and planning
  • Set-up
  • Irrigation
  • Nutrient management
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Pests and diseases

This project was delivered by Greater Sydney Local Land Services and funded by Hort Innovation using vegetable research and development levy funds and contributions from the Australian Government.

For more information:
Applied Horticultural Research
Suite 340, Biomedical Building
1 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park

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