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PA EXPO FOR THE QUEENSLAND DRY TROPICS


Event Date: 14th March 2017

We are excited to announce that SPAA is returning to Queensland.

REGISTER NOW! Cick here to download your form

The EXPO is on Tuesday 14th March at the Mercure Townsville from 12 noon to 6.30pm.

Hear the latest research updates in sugar, tropical fruits, vegetables and pastoral systems, along with a number of farmer case studies sharing their experiences of PA working for them!

Wednesday 15th March, SPAA together with Wilmar and Sugar Research Australia will host Farm tours, where you can learn from a farmer.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Click here to download the prospectus. 

Costs:

Tuesday EXPO SPAA Member $70, non-member $120

Bus Tour $30

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN Cick here to download your form 

SPECIAL OFFER - JOIN SPAA now - your membership at ticket to the Tuesday PA expo for a discounted price of $200. No discounts apply to the bus tour. 

Optional extras include;

PA Connections: FREE a wind-up  event with complementary drinks and nibbles

Wednesday 15th March: Farm tours $30

With thanks to our sponsors

   

 

 

Day 1 proposed program.

Time

Agenda

Presenter

12:00 Noon

Registration & Catered Lunch

12.45pm

Introduction to day and setting the scene

Who is SPAA, and our goal

Address the theme of the day

How to participate in the day

Ian Layden and Joanne Pech, SPAA

12.55pm

Major RDC Sponsors welcome address

SRA

THEME: Why PA works for everyone!

1.00pm

Overview of PA in the district

Troy Jensen, NCEA

1:10pm

More crop per drop’ SRA project

Jaya Basnayake SRA

1:40

Multi-Scale Monitoring Tools

Trevor Parker, DAF

 

2:10pm

Precision in Qld Vegetable Systems

Ian Layden, Qld DAF

2:40pm

Tools and programs in the livestock industry

Amy Cosby, UNE SmartFarm

3:10pm

Afternoon tea

 

3:40pm

SPONSOR TALKS

 

THEME: Putting theory to practice

3.45pm

Adopting PA in the XYZ region, the successes and challenges (Sponsored by Sugar Research Australia)

Michael Reinaudo, Ingham sugar producer

4.15pm

Using PA in Rice Production (Sponsored by SunRice)

Ben Heaslip, RRAPL 

4.45pm

Farming with Apps and the power of social media for farmers – showcasing a range available for farmers in NQ region

 

Troy Jensen, NCEA

5:15pm

Thank you and Evaluation

SPAA

5.30-6.30pm

PA Connections – for all delegates in reception area

 

Day 2 proposed field trip:

Time

Agenda

Property Visit

8.45am

Depart Townsville

 

Cane planting systems

David Cox

 

Extended fallow crop systems

Cy Kovacich

 

Soild state irrigation

Paul Villis

 

Automation in trickle irrigation in Cane and Horticulture

Tom Pontarelli

5.00pm

Arrive Townsville

SPAA acknowledges the support from WILMAR sponosring the lunch to all attendees on the field trip. 

PA EXPO for the Queensland Dry Tropics TownsvillePAEXPO rego (642.77 KB)


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