Innovation on the agenda at horticulture seminar

Monday, 02 May, 2016

Leading innovation experts will be making their way to the Gold Coast in June for the 2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, charged with the task to inform Australia’s vegetable growers of the benefits that new and improved agricultural technology can have on their farms.

Headlining the event is award-winning journalist and founder of the Genetic Literacy Project, Jon Entine, who will educate Australian vegetable growers about the controversial topic of genetic modification in horticulture.

Joining him will be fellow Americans Dr Fred Ziari, a leading expert on precision irrigation technologies, and Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho, Dr Joe Guenthner, as well as a range of speakers from the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

AUSVEG spokesperson Shaun Lindhe said the event will also inform growers about the latest developments in precision agriculture, robotic technology, processing machinery and plant breeding.

“With many widely respected speakers to present on different facets of horticulture, this is shaping up to be a hugely beneficial seminar that will help growers improve their businesses for many years to come,” he said.

The 2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar will be held at RACV Royal Pines on Thursday 23 June. The full list of speakers can be found on the AUSVEG website.

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