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.
8:00 – 18:00
Morning & Afternoon Tea
Light Finger Food & Refreshments
Day 1, Sold Out.
8:30 – 14:15
Breakfast Roll & Coffee
Orchard Trial Tour
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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 email@example.com to enquire.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org Website – www.australianalmonds.com.au
HOSTED BY The Almond Board of Australia
SPONSORED BY Stoller Australia
SUPPORTED BY Horticulture Innovation Australia