Just Picked Pty Ltd also offers an on-site
consulting service. Hans Hoffmann, owner and
operator, is a fully qualified Production
Horticulturalist and Trainer with many years of
practical teaching experience. (CV available upon
request.) He has assisted many novice olive and
blueberry growers in establishing their orchards and
businesses. He is also available to complete
Independent Expert Reports when required for
business prospectus. For further information please
email your details to .
Once a month, there is also the opportunity for
home gardeners and inexperienced growers to attend
Field Days conducted on the property at Yan Yean.
The instructional days include useful information
for both fruit and vegetable production. An
extensive range of topics are covered , including -
pruning, fertilizing, spraying, irrigation, pest
management, weed control and soil maintenance.
Environmentally friendly practises will be an area
of emphasis. Other related issues touched upon
include- occupational health and safety, equipment
maintenance, food processing and retailing.
Apart from receiving information, course
participants are given the opportunity to have hands
on experiences and become familiar with the workings
of a horticultural enterprise. The course is
conducted over two days and includes refreshments
and lunch. Bookings are welcome and an information
and registration form will be issued upon request.