Events Calendar

PCA Workshops 2018

  • All dates and venues are tentative and to be confirmed
  • Workshops are free to most PCA members.
  • $350 Sponsorship and speaking opportunities are greatly appreciated to assist with catering.
  • Please contact Saskia for Expressions of interest to attend and be involved.
  • Saskia Blanch


HFF Conference, Farms Tours and PCA AGM @ Mantra Bell Hotel & Conference Centre
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day
PCA Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) @ East Wing Room, Mantra Bell Hotel & Conference Centre
Jun 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
PCA Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) @ East Wing Room, Mantra Bell Hotel & Conference Centre | Victoria | Australia

The Protected Cropping Australia Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on the first day of the Hydroponic Farmers Federation Conference in Melbourne. It starts at 5:20pm on Monday the 25th June and finished at 6:15pm.

For more information see the following documents:-

Horticulture New Zealand Conference 2018 @ Airforce Museum, Christchurch
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
Horticulture New Zealand Conference 2018 @ Airforce Museum, Christchurch | Christchurch | Canterbury | New Zealand

This year’s Horticulture Conference is all about our food story.

The horticulture story underpins everything we as an industry do. We need to tell urban New Zealand, politicians, and other decision-makers about our story. And horticulture has a fantastic story to tell.

It is one about growth, a significant contribution to New Zealand’s financial well-being, environmental sustainability, safe and healthy food, the increasing value of our exports, and an industry with many and varied career opportunities. The vital contribution that horticulture is and will increasingly continue making to New Zealand as a whole, as well as the communities we grow our produce in, is something that is not well known and that is, our focus on sustainable farming through generations of growers.

Every day we are looking for ways to bridge that gap and increase awareness, knowledge and understanding, so that those who make the decisions can understand the importance of our work.

This year we are returning to the South Island, this time to Canterbury, at the Air Force Museum in Wigram. We are working with Horticulture Canterbury to offer up a uniquely Canterbury experience. This year’s horticulture conference is a partnership between Horticulture New Zealand, New Zealand Apples and Pears, Vegetables New Zealand Inc, Tomatoes New Zealand Inc and Process Vegetables New Zealand. We look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury.

We look forward to having you here with us in Christchurch.

Nau mai. Haere mai. Welcome.

– Mike Chapman, CEO Horticulture New Zealand

PCA Greenhouse Growers’ Tour Woolgoolga, NSW Mid-North Coast @ Woolgoolga, (nr Coffs Harbour, NSW Mid-North Coast
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Substrate berries good photo at Berry Quest

Three farm visits proposed including berries and cucumbers.

Sponsored by Local Land Services (LLS), Redpath and other allied trade supporting and supplying greenhouse growers.

Free for PCA Members including lunch and afternoon tea and mini bus travel
$150 for non-members.

(Become a PCA member from as little as $100 p.a. for advantageous access to all our events and publications, here; PCA Membership Options)

Tentative time 11 am – 4 pm

Anticipating 50 people on (2 mini buses)

This event is likely to be a very popular and preference will given to PCA Grower Members.

RSVP to Saskia as soon as possible so that we can cater accordingly.

Saskia Blanch
PCA Company Secretary & Editor ‘Soilless Australia’ magazine
Ph 0414 333 996    Ph/Fax 02 9907 6633


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30th International Horticultural Congress @ Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day
Horti Asia @ Bangkok, Thailand
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day
Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) @ Brisbane Convention Centre, QLD
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day
Asia Fruit Congress & Asia Fruit Logistica @ AsiaWorld-Expo
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day
2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 @ Johannesburg, South Africa
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
IX International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops @ University of Basilicata
Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day