The seeds for the IHC 2014 have germinated and sprouted into a five-day jam-packed program that leaves no stone unturned. Having the growth cycle of an average potato, the Scientific Committee have laboured and toiled to produce an exciting and comprehensive crop of oral and poster presentations available on the horticultural landscape.
The Congress will be staged at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) from 18-22 August 2014. The event is expected to attract 3000 delegates including world renowned horticulturists, scientists, researchers and industry experts.
The 29th International Horticultural Congress 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. Ω
Posted 29 July 2014