Innovation & New Technologies in Protected Cropping
THOSE in the Australian horticultural industry will enjoy a unique opportunity when the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC 2014) is held in Brisbane in August of 2014.
The extensive program of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, training schools and tours includes 43 symposia covering a wide range of topics on all aspects of horticulture, arboriculture, medicinal and aromatic plants.
“Horticulture – Sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes” is the conference theme to highlight the unique potential of horticulture for addressing modern society’s key issues, including health, poverty, food production and the environment.
The event will showcase advanced technologies that are becoming globally significant with a rapidly growing population, less cultivatable land and an environment under threat.
Already more than 2,000 registrations have been recorded for this major international event attracting research, teaching, extension and industry members that have interests in food production &/or lifestyle horticulture.
Scientists and technical specialists from the various horticultural sectors, progressive growers, packhouse operators, industry consultants, service providers, academics, and students all gain insights into the latest international developments in emerging science and technology within the horticultural sphere.
One of the symposia streams is called the International Symposium on Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cropping.
Experts from around the world will discuss how emerging technologies in covering materials, structures, plant biotechnologies, crop management and greenhouse automation can be managed more efficiently using innovative strategies.
IHC 2014 Protected Cropping Symposium speakers include
* Our very own PCA Board Director, Graeme Smith, on “A Critical Assessment Of Greenhouse Technology”
* Professor Rodney Thompson from the University of Almeria in Spain, on “Optimising Nitrogen & Water Inputs For Greenhouse Vegetable Production. ”
* Dr Jason Wargent from the Institute of Agriculture & Environment at Massey University in New Zealand, will discuss “Opportunities For Light Manipulation In Protected Cropping.”
* Professor Carl-Otto Ottosen from Denmark will hold a workshop entitled “Green Growing – Knowledge Transfer in the Greenhouse Industry.”
Download the magazine article for more information IHC 2014 Conference with Graeme Smith as speaker.