5th Australian Almond Research & Development Forum & Field Day 

Australian almond industry partners and collaborating researchers will again take part in the R&D Forum & Field Day to present the latest updates on almond projects. This event will include presentations by respected Australian researchers and experts on both days. Speakers will address issues, technology advancements, technical information and scientific research outcomes. 

This year we will continue the Field Day held on Thursday, at the Almond Centre of Excellence Experimental Orchard in Loxton, South Australia. On Thursday the Field Day will involve speakers, machinery and equipment exhibition, machinery demonstration opportunities as well as networking with growers and industry in a casual, relaxed setting.



October 30ᵗʰ

8:00 – 18:00

Keynote Addresses

Morning & Afternoon Tea


Light Finger Food & Refreshments

Day 1, Sold Out. 




October 31ˢᵗ

8:30 – 14:15

Breakfast Roll & Coffee

Keynote Addresses

Machinery Demonstrations

Sausage Sizzle

Orchard Trial Tour

Preliminary Program

Click to view preliminary program


Loxton Research Centre

The Loxton Research Centre is a showcase for South Australia’s extraordinary River Murray region, supporting and promoting our global reputation as a leader in agriculture and producer of premium food and wine from our clean environment.
The Loxton Research Centre recently underwent a $7.5 million redevelopment, funded as part of the $265 million Australian Government-funded South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Program.
The new look centre forms a collaborative hub, bringing together industry, research, education and government to drive agriculture and business innovation in South Australia, Australia and overseas.
The centre sits beside a newly constructed building, which encompasses a state-of-the art conference facility that seats up to 200 people, meeting areas, demonstration kitchen and flexible working spaces.

Almond Centre of Excellence Experimental Orchard 

The Almond Centre of Excellence experimental orchard is a 
60-hectare site purchased by the South Australian Government in 2016 and leased by Almond Board of Australia to develop with funding support from the Australian and South Australian Governments. Based five kilometres from the Loxton Research Centre, the orchard is a home for the almond industry’s research and development program. 
The experimental orchard will trial all aspects of almond growing to deliver input efficiencies and risk mitigation for existing production systems for the hectares of conventional orchards currently planted in Australia. It will also have trials aimed at developing new production systems in terms of varieties, rootstocks, spacings, tree architecture and harvesting methods to increase nut yields and quality from smaller more manageable trees.


Become a sponsor

Sponsorship enables organisations such as yours to link to the Australian almond industry and contribute to the success of the Australian Almond Research & Development Forum & Field Day. The forum will provide a high degree of visibility for your intended audience promoting your products and services. There is limited sponsorship availability for this forum and field day, please email Abigail Quirke on aquirke@australianalmonds.com.au to enquire.

Sponsorship Prospectus

The sponsorship prospectus includes features relating to each sponsorship . For more information on sponsoring, click ‘here to download the Sponsorship Prospectus. 


Loxton Hotel

45 East Terrace, Loxton SA 5333

P +61 8 8584 7266 


W www.loxtonhotel.com.au/stay

Loxton Courthouse Apartments

45 Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton SA 5333

P 0499 850 833


W www.loxtoncourthouseapartments.com.au

Terms & Conditions

Refunds & Cancellations

All cancellations must be notified in writing to the Almond Board of Australia (details below). Cancellations must be made prior to October 14th, 2019. Transfer of registration to another delegate will be accepted. All refunds will be paid at the conclusion of the Research & Development Forum & Field Day.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Delegates wishing to make any changes to a reservation at any accommodation provider must notify the hotel directly. Please contact your hotel for more information.


The Almond Board of Australia, will not accept liability for any injury of any nature sustained by participants or for loss or damage to property as a result of the Research & Development Forum & Field Day. 

This research & development forum and field day has been funded through the Hort Innovation Almond Fund using the Almond R&D levy and contributions from the Australian Government   Almond Board of Australia Inc. ABN 31 709 079 099 1801 Bookpurnong Road, PO Box 1507 Loxton South Australia 5333   Phone – + 61 8 8584 7053 Email – admin@australianalmonds.com.au Website –  www.australianalmonds.com.au

HOSTED BY The Almond Board of Australia

SPONSORED BY Stoller Australia

SUPPORTED BY Horticulture Innovation Australia