© Copyright The Marron Growers Association of WA 2016

Welcome

To the Marron Growers Association of WA

The association works to represent, inform, support and assist marron growers and those looking to set up commercial marron growing on whatever scale. We work closely with state and federal government departments to represent the views of our members and provide a forum for discussion that serves the best interests of the industry as a whole and the environments in which we operate. This website brings together a wealth of experience drawn from our members to provide a focal point for our educational efforts to assist new growers start up in the industry and existing growers to improve their production through research and shared experience. Please take the time to look through the information on offer on this site and do not hesitate to contact us through the site with your comments, suggestions and contributions to help us make this a resource for all marron growers. Why not join the Association today and help us shape our industry for the future

Marron Aquaculture in

Western Australia -  A

Manual for Growers

The Marron Aquaculture in Western Australia - A Growers Manual is an extensive practical guide for anyone who is starting up or investing in a marron farm in Western Australia, and for existing marron growers who wish to expand their productivity. Much of the book will also be of interest to anyone who wishes to know more about marron in general , or is passionate about marron as a gourmet food.
It provides specific, useful and practical information for successfully growing marron in WA. The book finishes with a selection of marron recipes. The authors include successful marron farmers, marron researchers and a marron wholesaler

A Wealth of Information

Written by Ravi Fotedar, Bruce Philips, Ron Robertson, Steve Vidovich and Sue Harris, this book is a must for all serious marron growers. It contains a wealth of informative articles, graphs, tables and photographs.
The book is available to order from this website by electronic funds transfer or cheque or direct from the Association. Whether you are a hobby farmer, large marron producer, government department or just have an interest in marron you’ll find this book essential reading. You can view extracts from the book including photographs and text on the growers manual page, just follow this link..
More Info More Info
Working Hard for Western Australian Marron Growers

The Official Magazine of the Marron Growers Association of

Western Australia

A lot has been happening since the last Bulletin in …. 2015. We skipped one issue, focusing on the launch of the MGA new book, sales of which are going well with over 400 copies gone already. The MGA aims to have two field days a year - usually in May and October, with a Bulletin to follow each one. Something which would be of great assistance in the production of the Bulletin is if we could have a few volunteers who could help put some articles together for each issue. They do not need to join the committee or even be a member of the MGA. It would be good to have people nominated before each field day to cover each topic and also during the year if any interesting things come up, to write an article. Let the committee know if you are interested. The research on Marron has snowballed since the MGA research program started two years ago. There are now four different projects underway, three of which are a direct result of MGA’s initial water testing. These three include a PhD candidate from Curtin University researching the effects different trace elements in the water have on marron. Challenger Institute of Technology in Fremantle is doing tank trials on the new product called Novacq which has increased prawn production by 30%. They are investigating whether there will be a similar effect on marron growth. I have started my own John Guest research program, experimenting in my own ponds by adding trace elements. I am also in the process of trying to develop a slow release trace element/humic acid block. Bo Svenson, a marron farmer near Walpole, has started his own research program using barley straw and microbes. All of these projects will be outlined at the MGA April 30th Field Day. I am confident that positive results will come out of these research programs for marron growers. The interest in both growing and eating marron is strong at the moment. The MGA’s membership is steadily increasing and the marron wholesalers are having a steady increase in demand for marron. I am hoping that the marron industry is on a path towards increased production due to the new research being done and a price increase with the increasing demand. While the price of marron has increased over the last 15 years the industry has seen a negligible increase in production over this time. If we want things to change it has to be driven by Marron growers.

Advertise with us & reach all our members in print & on-line!

Visit the Classified section for members sales, services & suppliers

Contact secretary@marrongrowers.org if you would like to advertise on the website or in the Bulletin.

Presidents Report

Next Marron Growers AGM:
22nd October 2016 at the Walpole Hotel 10am  For more information visit the News & Events section.
Find out more about The Bulletin & read a selection of free articles on our Bulletin page.
© Copyright The Marron Growers Association of WA 2016

Welcome

To the Marron Growers Association of WA

The association works to represent, inform, support and assist marron growers and those looking to set up commercial marron growing on whatever scale. We work closely with state and federal government departments to represent the views of our members and provide a forum for discussion that serves the best interests of the industry as a whole and the environments in which we operate. This website brings together a wealth of experience drawn from our members to provide a focal point for our educational efforts to assist new growers start up in the industry and existing growers to improve their production through research and shared experience. Please take the time to look through the information on offer on this site and do not hesitate to contact us through the site with your comments, suggestions and contributions to help us make this a resource for all marron growers. Why not join the Association today and help us shape our industry for the future

Marron Aquaculture in Western Australia -  A

Manual for Growers

The Marron Aquaculture in Western Australia - A Growers Manual is an extensive practical guide for anyone who is starting up or investing in a marron farm in Western Australia, and for existing marron growers who wish to expand their productivity. Much of the book will also be of interest to anyone who wishes to know more about marron in general , or is passionate about marron as a gourmet food.
It provides specific, useful and practical information for successfully growing marron in WA. The book finishes with a selection of marron recipes. The authors include successful marron farmers, marron researchers and a marron wholesaler

A Wealth of Information

Written by Ravi Fotedar, Bruce Philips, Ron Robertson, Steve Vidovich and Sue Harris, this book is a must for all serious marron growers. It contains a wealth of informative articles, graphs, tables and photographs.
The book is available to order from this website by electronic funds transfer or cheque or direct from the Association. Whether you are a hobby farmer, large marron producer, government department or just have an interest in marron you’ll find this book essential reading. You can view extracts from the book including photographs and text on the growers manual page, just follow this link..
More Info More Info
Working Hard for Western Australian Marron Growers

The Official Magazine of the Marron Growers

Association of Western Australia

A lot has been happening since the last Bulletin in …. 2015. We skipped one issue, focusing on the launch of the MGA new book, sales of which are going well with over 400 copies gone already. The MGA aims to have two field days a year - usually in May and October, with a Bulletin to follow each one. Something which would be of great assistance in the production of the Bulletin is if we could have a few volunteers who could help put some articles together for each issue. They do not need to join the committee or even be a member of the MGA. It would be good to have people nominated before each field day to cover each topic and also during the year if any interesting things come up, to write an article. Let the committee know if you are interested. The research on Marron has snowballed since the MGA research program started two years ago. There are now four different projects underway, three of which are a direct result of MGA’s initial water testing. These three include a PhD candidate from Curtin University researching the effects different trace elements in the water have on marron. Challenger Institute of Technology in Fremantle is doing tank trials on the new product called Novacq which has increased prawn production by 30%. They are investigating whether there will be a similar effect on marron growth. I have started my own John Guest research program, experimenting in my own ponds by adding trace elements. I am also in the process of trying to develop a slow release trace element/humic acid block. Bo Svenson, a marron farmer near Walpole, has started his own research program using barley straw and microbes. All of these projects will be outlined at the MGA April 30th Field Day. I am confident that positive results will come out of these research programs for marron growers. The interest in both growing and eating marron is strong at the moment. The MGA’s membership is steadily increasing and the marron wholesalers are having a steady increase in demand for marron. I am hoping that the marron industry is on a path towards increased production due to the new research being done and a price increase with the increasing demand. While the price of marron has increased over the last 15 years the industry has seen a negligible increase in production over this time. If we want things to change it has to be driven by Marron growers.

Advertise with us & reach all our members in

print & on-line!

Visit the Classified section for members sales,

services & suppliers

Contact secretary@marrongrowers.org if you would like to advertise on the website or in the Bulletin.
Next Marron Growers AGM:
22nd October 2016 at the Walpole Hotel 10am  For more information visit the News & Events section.

Presidents Report