This Week in the Market edition 148 – 12 September 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers available this week, a reminder about the AFL Grand Final public holiday and don’t forget to register your children to visit the Market.

Market News

Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers

New Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers will be available for collection at the Customer Service Centre from 10am this Friday.

These stickers list the numbers to call when there is an emergency or security issue in the Market and can be placed on your forklift or electric vehicle.

Make sure you avoid your direct line-of-sight by placing the stickers on the bottom left or right hand corner on your electric vehicle’s windscreen.

AFL Grand Final public holiday reminder

Image result for afl grand final 2017A reminder the Market will be closed on Friday 29 September 2017 for the AFL Grand Final public holiday.

Normal trading hours apply on Thursday 28 September and Saturday 30 September 2017.

Children in the Market

Don’t forget to register your children to visit the Market during the Term Three school holidays on Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October.

Registrations will close on Monday 2 October and are limited to the first 100 registered children.

Download the registration form here and read the accompanying information carefully, ensuring your business nominee has signed it before returning it to the MMA as soon as possible.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

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Industry News

Agrichemical pest management needs and priorities workshop

AUSVEG Agrichemical Pest Management Needs and Priorities Project Coordinator Patrick Arratia is working with growers and stakeholders in the Australian vegetable industry to establish a prioritisation process for agrichemical access.

As part of this work, Patrick is visiting growers to discuss issues in disease, pest and weed management for vegetable crops grown in Australia.

The prioritisation process will help develop an understanding of the Australian vegetable industry’s chemical needs, which will result in a greater ability to drive more crops onto on-label use rather than minor use permits.

The first workshop for this strategic levy investment project, which is part of the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund, will take place in the Werribee and Geelong region:

Time/date: 2:00pm, Wednesday 20 September 2017
Location: Wyndham Cache, 243 K Road, Werribee South VIC

If you would like to attend to this workshop, or if you have pest and disease issues you would like to report, please contact Patrick on 03 9882 0277 or at patrick.arratia@ausveg.com.au.

Key Dates

AFL Grand Final public holiday

  • Friday 29 September 2017

Children in the Market

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017

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