Inaugural Pulse Conference
Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 17 Apr 2013
Expanding Australian pulse production to more than 15 per cent of the nation’s total cropping area will be the thrust of a first-of-its-kind pulse industry conference later this year.
Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) will host its inaugural pulse conference in Adelaide (South Australia) in October. The event, supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), will feature two international keynote speakers, renowned Canadian pulse breeder Professor Bert Vandenberg, from the University of Saskatchewan, and Hakan Bahceci, President of the International Pulse Trade and Industries Confederation (CICILS IPTIC).
The conference, themed “Expanding Horizons”, will build on existing collaboration across five temperate pulse crops, while providing an opportunity for the pulse industry – from growers to agronomists, marketers and researchers – to seek innovative solutions to developing better varieties for Australian growers.
To be held on October 20-23, the conference will begin with a field day at Tarlee, to be followed by two days of conference, moving through the development of tools, traits, agronomic and farming systems to assist pulse production and into the research, such as trait and genetic discovery, which underpins applied breeding research. Registrations and abstract submission for the PBA Inaugural Pulse Conference are now open – for more information go to the PBA website, www.grdc.com.au/pba, and follow the links.
Caption: Expanding Australian pulse production to more than 15 per cent of the nation’s total cropping area will be the thrust of a first-of-its-kind pulse industry conference later this year.
For more information, contact
Fleur Winter at PBA,
0417 926 033.
Region South, National, North, West