HORT CONNECTIONS 2019
Fairbanks Shows support to NSW vegetable growers
In June 2018, for the first time ever, Fairbanks Seeds held field days at the Greater Sydney Local Land Services Demonstration Farm in Richmond NSW to showcase relevant varieties for the region.
Myralyn Aguda and the rest of the team at Fairbanks are proud and grateful for the opportunity to show the growers of NSW a range of new varieties in their local environment. On display was the range of new TopRes™ club root resistant cauliflower varieties, Asian and bunching vegetables, and herbs.
The field days were very well attended by more than 125 people largely due to the support of our loyal customers in the region, including Ace Ohlsson, Golden Harvest and Leppington Speedy Seedlings. Of course, the team at Greater Sydney Local Land Services were instrumental in making the event happen. Specifically; Mario Muscat – responsible for growing and making sure that the plots looked fantastic; Matt Plunkett and Renee Pearson – for promoting the event; and Peter Conasch – for offering Fairbanks to hold a field day in the first place.
Ace Ohlsson and their agronomists, led by Darryl Cislowski, came in full support with their customers from Bathurst, Greater Sydney and the Hunter Valley Regions.
Golden Harvest headed by Stephen Ng led a large contingent of Chinese growers through the field. We appreciate the support especially with his translation services!
Leppington Speedy Seedlings assisted greatly with sowing and growing the transplants, as well as with the promotion of the event. Thanks to John and the team for their support.
Highlights from the display included Jupiter turnip, Grandstand bunching onion, both Arnie and Inspire bulbing beetroot, our entire range of daikon radish and Bruce kailaan to name a few. Also of note was the new TopRes™ club root resistant cabbage Kilaplon, as well as our new cauliflower varieties Clarify TopRes™ and Aerospace.
Many thanks are owed to all those that attended for supporting the field days and making it a remarkable success. The team at Fairbanks were thrilled with the interest in their assortment of varieties and look forward to fulfilling all the growers’ commercial requirements and sample requests stemming from the field days.