Priva Day-Training Course

Chisholm Institute of TAFE and Priva NL  will convene a specialised day’s training to assist greenhouse growers in getting the best production out of their climate control systems. The presenter will be Peter Mos, who is a highly regarded expert in the use of Priva Integro and Connext systems.

This course will be run at the Cranbourne Campus of Chisholm Institute of TAFE on 18 April, commencing at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (lunch and refreshments provided). The cost of the course is $375 plus GST.

Registrations are limited and further details are available from the course co-ordinator– Paul Saunders at or via mobile number 0408 823 373

This promises to be a highly informative day for all participants, so early registration is strongly recommended.

2012 New Rural Industries Australia National Conference

The New Rural Industries Australia 2012 Conference, Expo and Fashion Parade will be held at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, from 18-19 April.

The NRIA is about commercial action for new and emerging rural industries – capacity building with an overall objective of profitable commercialisation of new, innovative and emerging plant, animal and associated regional industries. The NRIA seeks to deliver strong benefits to stakeholder industries, build regional economies and benefit the wider community through these activities. The NRIA leverages R&D, national and international networks to build commercial alliances.

Key issues that NRIA 2012 will present include:

  • Carbon Farming into the 21st Century – Times of change are times of opportunity.
  • Biodiversity and biosecurity – how to protect and innovate.
  • Knowledge tools and networks – smarter, agile business tools for nimble industries.
  • International partnerships – building strong global networks to Australia’s advantage.
  • Entrepreneurship – how to drive your emerging business forward.  Ω

PMA Weninar Series

Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent is launching a webinar series geared toward young professionals that will provide insights on general business practices, industry related issues and human resource topics to help them reach their career development goals. The webinar platform will provide an intimate setting for participants to interact with industry experts. See More

7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems

The ISHS 7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems will be held at Wageningen (Netherlands) from 15 – 18 October 2012. The symposium will be held in the Forum building centrally located on the Wageningen UR campus and only a short distance from the city centre of Wageningen. See More

2012 HFF Conference

The 2012 Hydroponic Farmers Federation (HFF) conference and trade show will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, from 18-20 July. The theme will be ‘The Future – Filling in the Gaps’. The HFF is all about networking and knowledge transfer and the aim of the conference is to facilitate and encourage both. See More

SETAC Australasia Conference

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) will hold its 2nd Australasian conference in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from 4-6 July 2012. The meeting aims to bring together environmental toxicologists and chemists and promote knowledge sharing to achieve a healthier environment. As a tribute to the 2010/11 summer floods and cyclones, which affected many parts of Australia including the host city Brisbane, the special conference theme this year is on the impacts of extreme weather events and climate change on our fields. See More

New Look PMA Fresh Connections

As the Australasian produce industry continues to thrive in spite of challenging economic times, the opportunities to learn the latest for local and global success will be available from 26-28 June 2012, at PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Trade Show to be held at Australia’s Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Co-hosted by PMA Australia-New Zealand and the Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries, organisations will come away with invaluable knowledge for increasing business profitability, and enhanced industry networks. See More

International Symposium on Soil and Soilless Cultivation 2012

The International Symposium on Soil and Soilless Cultivation 2012 will be held in Shanghai, China, from 22-25 May 2012. This event is being organised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), represented by its Commission Plant Substrates and Soilless Culture (CMPS), China Society for Horticultural Science, and the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences. See More

2012 AUSVEG National Convention

The 2012 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and National Awards for Excellence, will be held at the Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, from Thursday 10 May to Saturday 12 May.

The 2012 National Convention will build on the success of previous years and it is expected that approximately 1,000 delegates and exhibitors, both domestic and international will attend what has become an important event in the horticulture calendar. See More

Kazakhstan Greenhouse Conference and Exhibition

The Kazakhstan Greenhouse Association will host the 4th International Exhibition on ‘Greenhouses, Vegetable Store and Irrigation’ and ‘Flowers, Landscape and Homestead’ from 12-14 April 2012. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Kazakhstan International Exhibition Center ‘, Section No.10, Timiryazev st.42, Almaty, Kazakhstan. The exhibition is officially supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan. See More