Haifa Down Under No 22 Sept 2021

DownUnder Special bulletin from Haifa Australia Edition 22 SEPTEMBER 2021 ALSO IN THIS EDITION PageS 6-7 New agronomist continues Dookie tradition Pages 8-9 Roots of Israel journey now growing at Tully with new banana varieties Page 10 Haifa’s approach to salinity in soilless production Haifa Australia P: 03 9583 4691 E: australia@haifa-group.com haifa-group.com ON-THE-JOB training for young professionals in the horticulture industry has been a challenge amid COVID restrictions and has prompted Haifa Australia to invest in local expertise to ensure the continued development of new staff. Emily Corbett joined the company as an Agronomist based in Victoria earlier this year and has recently been expanding her knowledge alongside greenhouse and hydroponic systems specialist, Tony Bundock. Tony was earlier the Controlled Environment Pictured in the greenhouse at Community College Gippsland in Victoria, Haifa Agronomist Emily Corbett has been building her greenhouse and hydroponic systems knowledge from industry specialist Tony Bundock, who assists students at the college in a part-time role and also continues to operate his consultancy, Genesis Horticultural Solutions. Cont. page 3 Haifa investing in young greenhouse knowledge Horticulture Leader at the Chisholm Institute of TAFE before assisting the industry as a trainer for Powerplants Australia’s greenhouse climate and irrigation control systems. Today he continues to operate his consultancy, Genesis Horticultural Solutions, while assisting students in a part-time role at Community College Gippsland (CCG). Emily said Tony’s support had been a major plus for assisting her understanding and to