Ag conference focus on hot topics for the hot tropics + photos

Neil Lyon, November 21, 2017

THE TropAg 2017 conference is in full swing in Brisbane with more than 700 delegates from 46 countries attending the three-day event.

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) professor of innovation in agriculture and conference chair, Robert Henry, said the conference focused on advances in research in the agricultural industries in the subtropics and tropics.

It highlighted the emerging trends and high-tech opportunities across a range of industries, including livestock, grain and pulse crops, sugar cane and horticultural crops.

CIMMYT global wheat program director, Hans-Joachim Braun, Mexico, and University of Queensland Centre for Plant Science director, Graeme Hammer, Brisbane.

Premise Australia manager, Margaret Jewell, and principal consultant, Tim Neale, Toowoomba, Qld, with Burdekin sugar cane farmer Denis Pozzebon and his daughter, Sarah.

Georgetown University professor, Derek Byerlee, United States, and Northern Territory DPI principal research scientist, Mila Briston, Darwin.

Chapman consulting principal, John Chapman, Sunshine Coast, with University of Queensland principal research fellow, Bruce Topp, and senior research fellow, Tim O’Hare.

NSW DPI rice breeder, Ben Ovenden, Yanco, NSW, and University of Queensland sorghum breeder, David Jordan, Warwick, Qld.

University of Queensland honorary associate Phillip Banks, Brisbane, and CSIRO principal research scientist, Tony Condon, Canberra.

Central Queensland University agricultural communications officer, Michael Thomson, Rockhampton, and Resource Consulting Services operations manager, Adam Curcio, Yeppoon.



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