IHC2014 Brisbane – Special Protected Cropping Symposium

IHC_2014 Logo_CMYKThose in the Australian horticultural industry will enjoy a unique opportunity when the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) is held in Brisbane in August of 2014. The event will include a special symposium, which will centre on innovation and new technologies in protected cropping. This symposium will bring together colleagues and experts from around the world to discuss how emerging technologies in covering materials, structures, plant biotechnologies, crop management and greenhouse automation can be managed more efficiently using innovative strategies.

Keynote speakers will include Professor Rodney Thompson from the University of Almeria in Spain, and Dr Jason Wargent from the Institute of Agriculture & Environment at Massey University. Dr Wargent will discuss opportunities for light manipulation in protected cropping, and Professor Thompson will give a keynote presentation on optimising nitrogen and water inputs for greenhouse vegetable production. Professor Carl-Otto Ottosen from Denmark will also be holding a separate workshop entitled GreenGrowing – Knowledge Transfer in the Greenhouse Industry.

7 February 2014