Events

‘foodpro’ returns to Sydney

foodpro 2017‘foodpro’, Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, returns for its 50th year in 2017 to the new world-class International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from 16 – 19 July.

Food manufacturing makes up 23% of Australia’s annual exports; the food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value added in 2014-15 alone. Since it first ran in 1967, foodpro has played an important role in the growth of the food processing, manufacturing and packaging industries and has contributed to the development and significance the industry has to Australia. See More

PCA greenhouse growers’ workshop

Braham Produce

Braham Produce, Sth Australia

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the peak industry organisation for the Australian greenhouse industry, is hosting a free growers’ workshop on Tuesday 18 October 2016, from midday to 3pm, at Braham Produce, 42 Alfred Road, Virginia, South Australia. The workshop includes a greenhouse multi-coloured capsicum farm tour, grown in climate-controlled, soil-based polyhouses with computerised fertigation. See More

Australian Organic to co-host Hort Connections in 2017

Australian OrganicAustralian Organic, owner of the country’s largest organic certification brand Australian Certified Organic, has joined AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand (PMA-ANZ) to host Hort Connections, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May 2017. See More

20th Greenhouse Technical Management Course

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

Supported by peak industry body Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the 20th ‘Greenhouse Technical Management Course’ is scheduled for Devonport, Tasmania, from 10-14 October 2016. This course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of growers in protected cropping, suppliers of hydroponic equipment, agronomists, and horticultural researchers and educators. Attendees can expect a couple of nice surprises to help celebrate this 20th course milestone.

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AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ combine forces to host joint industry event in 2017

AUSVEG Convention 2016

AUSVEG  and PMA-ANZ joint industry conference 2017.

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA-ANZ) will unite to deliver a joint industry conference and trade show in 2017, marking an historic partnership between two of horticulture’s leading organisations. The event will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at a date to be confirmed in May or June. The Memorandum of Understanding between AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ will effectively combine two of the industry’s biggest conventions to provide growers and whole-of-supply-chain companies and organisations with the most significant horticulture event in the Australasian region. See More

Inaugural Australian Flowers Week

 

Australian Flowers Week

The inaugural Australian Flowers Week will be held this Southern Hemisphere spring between Saturday 17 September to Sunday 25 September to celebrate the beauty of Australian fresh flowers and foliage. Australian Flowers Week is an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of Australia’s fantastic fresh flower and foliage industry. It recognises the value of flowers to Australian’s lives by hosting a number of events and activities that focus on flowers. See More

Greenhouse growers’ workshop

Marcus Brandsema, PCA Director

Marcus Brandsema, PCA Director.

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the peak industry body representing commercial hydroponic and greenhouse growers Australiawide, is hosting a free workshop in Devonport, Tasmania, on 16 August 2016. Topics include greenhouse technology, presented by Tony Bundock (Powerplants Australia); how to grow medicinal cannabis, presented by Pat Darbyshire (Lifestyle Gardens); water and nutrient analysis by Michael Ruffles (Agvita);  coco peat for berries, by Martin Vadakekuttu; irrigating for greenhouse crops (Irrigation Tasmania); and the Safe Farming Tasmania Program, to be presented by Philip John (TAS Worksafe). The workshop includes lunch, and visits to  Blokker Freesia Tasmania and Agvita Analytical Laboratory. See More

TropAg 2017

 

TropAg2017

International Tropical Agriculture Conference

Following on from the highly successful inaugural event last year, TropAg 2017 will again be held in Brisbane on 20–22 November 2017. This international conference offers the opportunity to network and learn from colleagues and other leading international scientific voices from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United States who are actively engaged in advancing research and raising awareness of the many challenges in the diverse field of tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food production. The scientific program will again feature a mix of keynote speakers, invited symposia, oral presentations and poster displays, along with exhibits from many industry partners.

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Greenhouse Technical Management Course

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

The next Greenhouse Technical Management Course will be held at the Virginia Horticultural Centre, South Australia, from 8-12 August 2016. This course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of growers in protected cropping, suppliers of hydroponic equipment, agronomists, and horticultural researchers and educators. See More

Apex–Brinkman PCA Conference 2017

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, 9-12 July 2017

The 14th Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) conference, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, from 9-12 July 2017, will be called the Apex–Brinkman PCA Conference 2017. The partnership between APEX Greenhouses, Brinkman Australia and PCA reflects a long history of involvement and service to the Australian greenhouse and hydroponic industry. See More

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