BLACK TRUFFLE & HAZELNUT GROWERS SEMINARS
This is a one day comprehensive seminar conducted by industry professionals, Colin Carter and Noel Fitzpatrick.
Colin runs his family’s nursery business Trufficulture Pty Ltd (Truffle Tree production) and subsidiary Hazelnut Nursery Propagators in Gembrook, Victoria along with Trufficulture's young, productive truffiére.
Noel operates a truffiére in Gippsland, Victoria and is a full time truffle farm consultant.
Both Colin and Noel have many years’ experience in truffle growing & education and have completed several truffle study tours to Europe.
The seminars runs from 10.00am through to 2.30pm after which there is generally a farm walk on a truffiére or hazelnut grove. Participants should arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start and the day usually finishes at 4.00pm. A light lunch and morning tea is provided.
Topics covered include understanding the truffle life cycle (both crops), climate & soil, plantation establishment, quality assurance and tree certification, ongoing maintenance, harvesting & grading, marketing and industry overviews. Also covered is the concept of growing both crops together in a synchronized plantation. A presentation on a hazelnut buy back offer is included along with the expected return on investment (ROI) figures for hazelnuts.
Registration is conducted through Eventbrite (booking agency). The Registration fee is $160 per person and a tax invoice and ticket will be provided along with the address and directions to the event.
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