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The Horticulture Conference 2018   /  23–25 July 2018  /  Christchurch

Programme

Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations have now been added, please click the underlined links below.

 

Monday 23 July

10.30 - 19.30Registration Open11.00 - 16.00 Field Trips
13.00 - 13.40Sustainable Soil and Nutrient Management
Michael Hedley, Massey University
Theatre
13.40 - 14.20The Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
Stephen Thomas, Plant & Food Research
Theatre
14.20 - 15.00Seeds - Access and Code of Practice
Charlotte Connoley, SPS Seeds NZ
Theatre
15.00 - 15.30Pea Research & Development Update
David Hadfield & John Seymour, Process Vegetables NZ
Bruce Searle, Plant & Food Research
Theatre
16.00 - 16.30Process Vegetables NZ AGM
Brevet Lounge
New Zealand Apples & Pears AGM
Morrison Room
16.30 - 17.30Vegetables NZ Inc AGMTheatre
17.00 - 17.30Tomatoes NZ AGMConference & Events Hall
18.00 - 19.30Welcome Drinks
Sponsored by United Fresh
Conference & Events Hall
19.30Vegetable Industry DinnerCardboard Cathedral

Tuesday 24 July

08.00 - 18.30Registration Open
08.45 - 09.15Powhiri & Conference Opening
Platinum Sponsor Address
Steve Sexton, Countdown
09.15 - 10.15New Zealand Growers Telling their Stories
Bruce Robertson, vegetables.co.nz
James Trevelyan, Trevelyan's
Bruce Beaton, T&G Global
10.15 - 11.15Constraints on Growing and Overcoming them
Jon Manhire, Agrilink
Sharon Forbes, Lincoln University
James Ryan, Ballance Farm Awards
11.15 - 11.45Morning Tea
11.45 - 13.00The Post-Pesticide Age
Dr Alison Stewart, Foundation for Arable Research
Dr Charles ‘Merf’ Merfield, BHU Future Farming Centre
Dr Steve Wratten, Lincoln University
Robbie McCormick, Mr Apple
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 14.30Keynote Speaker
Kok Hwee Ng
14.30 - 15.00Next-Generation Bioprotection in a Volatile Horticultural Era
Dr Steve Wratten, Lincoln University
15.00 - 16.00Production Issues

People and Automation, the optimised kiwi pack house
Jamie Lunam, Jenkins Freshpac

Labour
Mike Chapman, Hort NZ
16.00 - 17.00Horticulture New Zealand AGM
17.00 - 17.30Primary ITO LaunchBrevet Lounge
18.30 - 19.30Cocktail Function
Sponsored by Plant & Food Research
19.30 - Late Gala Dinner & Awards Night
Sponsored by T&G Global

Wednesday 25 July

08.00 - 09.00Women in Horticulture Breakfast
Facilitated by Penelope Mudford, Resolution World Ltd and
Sue Pickering, Develop Ltd.
09.00 - 11.00Distribution and Supermarkets
Steve Sexton, Countdown
Susannah Roelofsz, AsureQuality
11.00 - 11.45Morning Tea
11.45 - 12.45The Consumer and the Story
Sarah Morgan, NZ Story
Hayden Higgins, Rabobank
12.45 - 13.00Our Future Story
Ed Butler
13.00 - 14.00Close of Conference & Lunch
14.00 - 15.00NZGAP Annual MeetingTheatre

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