DESCRIBED as a “pop-up shopping centre devoted to commercial hydroponics and greenhouses”, the trade show again proved to be a popular part of day one of the Biennial Protected Cropping Australia Conference in Adelaide last week.
The Adelaide Convention Centre hosted the event which drew delegates from throughout Australia and beyond, keen to be updated on the latest industry trends and technology.
Information sessions across the four-day conference provided plenty of data for attendees to digest and apply to their own operations.
Protected Cropping Australia chair, Robert Hayes, said there was plenty of potential for the industry.
"Arguably, protected cropping is the most innovative sector in horticulture having grown some 500-600 per cent in the last 20 years," Mr Hayes said.
Assistant minister for agriculture, Senator Anne Ruston, also addressed the conference, complimenting the industry on it’s forward-thinking approach.
"We like to think of ourselves as the government of technology and innovation and your industry is doing a great job in demonstrating the validity of that commitment," Ms Ruston said.