Economic Impacts on Australian Horticulture Mark Soccio
Tuesday, October 28th
Panel: Almond Enterprises of the Future
Food Safety in Focus - The US Experience Tim Birmingham Aspergillus - A Threat to Crop & Reputation Dr. Chin Gouk Cool Dry Almonds - Storage Solutions Michael Coates Australian Almond Conference Dinner Including the Almond Industry Hall of Fame Induction Thursday, October 30th Carob Moth - Eating Your Profits David Madge Carpophilus Beetle - A Hungry Pest Dr. Mofakhar Hossain Biology & Management of Almond Diseases Prof. Jim Adaskaveg
Wednes day, Octob er 29th
Almond Board of Australia AGM
Annual Levy Payers’ Meeting Dr. Greg Buchanan, Stuart Burgess Horticulture Australia Ltd Review John Lloyd Official Conference Opening Hon Andrew Robb AO MP Brand Australia - A Meaty Topic Peter Barnard Go Nuts for Nutrition Dr. Sze Yen Tan The Global Market - A Californian Prespective Richard Waycott Market Development - The Australian Way Joseph Ebbage
PANEL: Insects Causing Serious Damage
Bird Damage - Interaction with Ecosystems Dr. Peter Spooner Rootstocks and Nematodes Peter Clingeleffer Integrated Pollination in California Assoc. Prof. Neal Williams Almond Pollination - Impact of Varroa Mite Dr. Saul Cunningham BeeSecure - Surveillance for Varroa and More Daniel Martin, Sam Malfroy Orchard Productivity - A Population of Spurs Dr. David Monks Almond Sensitivity to Salt Stress Tim Pitt Phil Watters Award Report James Callipari
Panel: Almond Markets of the Future
A Word from our Platinum Sponsor Trevor Dennis - HAIFA Agriculture - The Profits in Precision Dr. Rob Bramley Robots in the Orchard Prof. Salah Sukkarieh
Hulling and Shelling - Impacting the Boundaries Assoc. Prof. John Fielke, Dr. Maryam Shirmohammadi Better Trees for Aussie Growers Dr. Michelle Wirthensohn Almond Orchard Productivity R&D Program Ben Brown
Panel: Almond Orchards of the Future
Prof. Jim Adaskaveg Professor of Plant Pathology - University of California Jim’s research includes investigations on the biology, ecology, epidemiology, and management of diseases on tree crops grown in California. Specifically, his research focuses on the epidemiology and management of foliar diseases caused by fungal and bacterial tree pathogens.
Assoc. Prof. Neal Williams Associate Professor of Entomology, University of California Neal’s work ranges from basic research in bee biology and pollination to applied research on native bee conservation and crop pollination. Neal is working to develop native plant mixtures to bolster populations of the honey bee and wild bee species and promote sustainable pollination in different agricultural systems.
The Conference Organisers reserve the right to amend this program, please visit www.australianalmonds.com.au/industry/conference_2014 for updated program details