The second day’s proceedings included a look at pests including carob moth, carpophilus beetle and bird damage. Almond pollination was also on the agenda as well as the biology and management of almond diseases including Aspergillus. 2013 Phil Watters Award winner, James Callipari, finished off the Conference with a review of his study tour of the almond industry in Spain. Keynote speakers at the 2014 event included Richard Waycott (Almond Board of California), Tim Birmingham (Almond Board of California), Prof. Jim Adaskaveg (University of California) and Assoc. Prof. Neal Williams (University of California). Our Californian visitors were extremely well received with plenty of interest surrounding the issues currently effecting the Californian industry. The conference trade exhibition featured trade displays showcasing the latest innovation and R&D from agricultural suppliers, machinery companies, transport and logistics companies and chemical suppliers. Acclaimed as the biggest night of the conference, this year’s annual Conference Gala Dinner, sponsored again by EE Muir & Sons, paid tribute to the eighth and ninth inductees into the Australian Almond Industry Hall of Fame, Mr. Tom Martin and the late Mr Donald (Don) Rough. The ABA would like to thank sponsors and presenters for making this year’s event an incredible success that the Australian almond industry can be proud of, with special thanks to Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) for its co- funding. Copies of photos and presentations are available from the ABA website www.australianalmonds.com.au.
Sponsorship, exhibition and conference enquiries for 2015 should be directed to:
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