125 Years Growing our Region

Open Day

DateTimeLocation
Saturday 24 August 2019 10am - 3pm On-site (see map below)

Activities

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.

Address

Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute
1243 Bruxner Highway
Wollongbar NSW 2477

Map

Map of the Wollongbar Research Institute. Contact reception for verbal direction (02) 6626 1200.

Masterclasses

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.

Masterclass Calendar 2019

Date & Time

Masterclass

Contact

Registration

AUG
1

1:30-3:30pm

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.

Patrick Dwyer

0266261397

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344171094

AUG
7

8:45am-4:30pm

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.

Johanna Kempff

0419478277

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62416019996

AUG
8

9:30-11:30am

Disaster Preparedness

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

Jenny McInnes

0266261310

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344418835

AUG
8

2-4pm

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.

Mark Hickey

0427401474

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344518132

AUG
14

2-4pm

Bananas About Bananas

What's the deal with 'Bananageddon?

Taste testing included!

Matt Weinert

0266261352

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344747819

AUG
15

10-12noon

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.

Selina Stillman

0266261215

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344812011

AUG
20

10-12noon

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.

Sarah Morison

0447837604

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62344897266

AUG
20

1:30-3:30pm

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.

Abigail Jenkins

0266261357

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/61477955219

AUG
22

1:30-3:30pm

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.

Ruth Huwer

0266261196

http://eventbrite.com.au/e/62415900639

125th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

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.

DateTime Ticket priceLocation
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.