Find out how this leading research station has contributed to the agricultural sector and our regional food security since 1894.
We’ve got events lined up through August to celebrate this milestone.
|Saturday 24 August 2019||10am - 3pm||On-site (see map below)|
The Open Day will include information displays, guided tours, kids activities, historical displays and local food. Enjoy the ambience of our beautiful working farm and learn about the latest research discoveries to support agriculture and food security on the North Coast.
Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute
1243 Bruxner Highway
Wollongbar NSW 2477
A range of Masterclasses give you the chance to learn from our leading researchers and scientists in a behind-the-scenes experience.
Bookings essential. Please ensure you read all the information relevant to your masterclass.
Date & Time
All Things Intertidal Bus Tour
Have you ever seen the amazing solar powered mangrove leaf slug? Travel by bus from Wollongbar to the DPI Research Station at Duck Creek (Pimlico) and squelch your way through 400 year old mangroves.
Timber Plantations Bus Tour
Are you interested in growing timber? Find out how to get your plantation authorised for harvest guarantee. Join us on a bus trip to meet successful plantation growers and visit a processing plant in the region.
The North Coast region is hit by more floods, fires and storms than any other area of NSW. You’ll learn more about natural disasters in the region and receive help and support to prepare your own simple Disaster Ready Plan
The Centre for Tropical Horticulture Tour - Alstonville
During this masterclass, hear about some of the fascinating research being carried out on the site from leading researchers.
Bananas About Bananas
What's the deal with 'Bananageddon?
Taste testing included!
Agricultural Land Use Planning
How do we balance urban growth and primary production? Come along to hear of the work being undertaken to reduce land use conflict risk.
Soil and Water Testing
How do you get the answers you need from soil and water testing? Learn how to select the correct tests, practice good sampling techniques, interpret the results and make decisions based on science.
Know Your Soils
Learn some theory around herbicides, soil amendments and fertiliser formulations, and then put your theory into practice by exploring a soil pit.
Integrated Pest Management
What’s the best way to manage pests? Learn the basics of integrated pest management - a more sustainable and holistic way of managing horticultural pests.
Are you part of the history of the Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute site? A reunion dinner for former staff members is being organised to celebrate 125 years of agricultural research at Wollongbar.
|Friday 23 August 2019||6:00-9:00 pm||$55.00||Summerland House Farm, Alstonville|
For more information and to purchase your ticket, phone Lee Munro (02) 6626 1200.