2019 Programme

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Tuesday, 13th August 2019

TIME SESSION
9:30 am
Registration & coffee cart open
10:00 am
Welcome. Intro R & D Initiatives from Business Strategy Plan
10:05 am
Session 1: Intro Disease and pest management

Room splits into groups, one scientist per group to present and then brainstorm 

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Session 1
Canterbury TPP spray programmes and regreening
Session 1
PMTV literature review
Session 1
Spongospora HIA suppressive soils
Session 1
Update on genetics of liberibacter & psyllid
10:30 am
Group discussion and question and answers
11:30 am
Each group leader feeds back using flipchart/note pads
11:45 am
Lunch
12:30 pm
Session 2: Soil water and environment

Room splits into groups, one scientist per group to present and then all brainstorm

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Session 2
Future-proofing vege production
Session 2
Don’t muddy the waters
Session 2
NZGAP soil erosion & phosphate dashboard
Session 2
Improving water use efficiency in agriculture – opportunities and barriers
1:00 pm
Group discussion and question and answers
2:00 pm
Each group leader feeds back using flipchart/note pads
2:15 pm
Coffee Break
2:30 pm
Session 3: Post-harvest

Split into groups, one scientist per group to present and all brainstorm

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Session 3
Seed
Session 3
Storage advice
Session 3
Storage advice
Session 3
Spectral imaging and NIR
Session 3
PEF
2:55 pm
Group discussion and question and answers
3:55 pm
Each group leader feeds back using flipchart/note pads
4:15 pm
Break
4:30 pm
Bluebird Foods Ltd. Special Presentation

Ali Hamza GM Market Director of Bluebird Foods. PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand and globally are committed to minimising the … Read More

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5:15 pm
Drinks and nibbles
6:15 pm
End of Agronomist Forum

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

TIME SESSION
7:45 am
Conference registration desk opens
8:00 am
Coffee cart opens
8:35 am
Session 1: Welcome and house notes
8:45 am
Welcome the Minister – Hon Damien O’Connor
8:47 am
Opening Address
8:57 am
Introduction of keynote speaker – Sarah Perriam
9:02 am
Keynote

The New Zealand Food & Fibre Story planning is underway in a mission to unearth the deep rooted value proposition … Read More

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9:22 am
Introduction of keynote speaker – Bernard Hickey
9:27 am
Keynote

A political and economic weather and climate report: how the coalition Government is tracking halfway through its first term and … Read More

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09:47am
Opportunity for Q&A
9:52 am
Morning tea
10:22 am
Session 2: Introduction keynote speaker – Steve Ridder
10:24 am
The world’s first wireless NPK sensors

Traditionally, soil testing is a manual and time-intensive process that can take days or weeks. But with Teralytic’s sensors constantly … Read More

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10:44 am
Introduction of keynote speaker – Andy Robinson
10:46 am
North Dakota University Potato Expert Advice

In many countries, nitrogen has become a critical topic for agriculturists. The potato has especially been a focus crop as … Read More

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11:26
Opportunity for Q & A
11:31 am
Thank you and lead into AGM
11:33 am
AGM

Full details of the 2019 Potatoes NZ Annual General Meeting are available on the Potatoes New Zealand website.

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12.08
Thanks & lead to lunch
12.13
Lunch
12.45
Corteva Agriscience

The merger between DOW and DuPont. A 10 minute sponsor session.

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12.55
Leicester’s NZ Ltd

Dr Chad Hutchinson Director of Research for the Triest Ag Group USA. A 10 minute sponsor session.

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1:13 pm
Session 3: Introduction
1:15 pm
MPI Biosecurity

The Biosecurity journey aka Are we there yet?……..Reflections and projection from an insider.

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1:35 pm
Māori Biosecurity

MAORI ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Indigenous peoples have vast traditional knowledge’s, which have evolved over a millennium, that are relevant to modern … Read More

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1:55 pm
How will climate change impact New Zealand’s weather?

Climate change is already affecting New Zealand through increasing temperatures, more extreme rainfall events and sea-level rise. This will continue … Read More

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2:17 pm
The rise and rise of plant-based diets: what it means, and what it means for you

The rise and rise of plant-based diets: what it means, and what it means for you If there’s an eating … Read More

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2:37 pm
Retail feedback

Potatoes at Retail- Grant Robinson will give an overview of how Potato sales are tracking at retail. He will detail … Read More

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2:57 pm
Opportunity for Q & A
3:02 pm
Afternoon Tea
3:34 pm
Session 4: PMTV Management update
3:49 pm
Producing ‘clean’ seed, science into practice

Producing ‘clean’ seed, science into practice. Producing Clean Seed: Science into Practice. Chris Thorman BSc (Hons), FACTS, BASIS In 1989 … Read More

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4:19 pm
International Storage

Controlling seed potato quality and physiological age in your store is difficult and costly when you are not monitoring and … Read More

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4:39 pm
Wrap up
6:00 pm
Buses collect delegates from conference accommodation
6:15 pm
Conference dinner at the Limes Room, Christchurch Town Hall

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