Citrus Technical Forum heads to SA

Adelaide to host 2019 Citrus Technical Forum

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ZESTY EVENT: Citrus growers are being encouraged to register and attend the 2019 Citrus Technical Forum at the Adelaide Convention Centre on March 6-7.

ZESTY EVENT: Citrus growers are being encouraged to register and attend the 2019 Citrus Technical Forum at the Adelaide Convention Centre on March 6-7.

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The Adelaide Convention Centre will be all about citrus on March 6 - 7.

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CITRUS growers will have notepads to the ready next month as they take in the flow of information from the 2019 Citrus Technical Forum. 

To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on March 6-7, more than 400 delegates are expected to attend.  

The program will cover a broad range of topics covering technology improvements on farm and postharvest including the latest on R&D from Australia and around the world.

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Keynote addresses will be given by:

  • Beatriz Stein, a citrus specialist from Argentina: An overview of Argentina’s industry and discussion on the impact of HLB on the Argentinian industry.
  • Nate Jameson, Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery, Florida: Lessons from battling HLB/ACP and citrus canker in the US, and retro fitting nurseries with exclusion technology.
  • Lluis Palou, Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research, Postharvest Research Centre: Fungicide-free control of citrus postharvest diseases.

Other topics will also be covered throughout various sessions including: 

  • international citrus research and development
  • protecting agrichemical availability
  • orchard best management practice
  • biosecurity challenges
  • advances in pest management
  • post-harvest R&D and technology

Citrus Australia CEO, Nathan Hancock, said the event will provide growers and packers with a glimpse into future technologies with practical applications and provide a platform for researchers to showcase their work.

“The format of the event will encourage growers to participate in a setting they feel comfortable in,” Mr Hancock said. 

“It will also include displays of new equipment, products and services by commercial companies and provide a great opportunity to network.”

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