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March 2020

March 3, 2020 - March 5, 2020
The Westin, 480 Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Healthy plants, healthy people The ‘Healthy plants healthy people’ conference ties into the UN proclaimed International Year of Plant Health and will contribute to raising awareness of how protecting plant health can support people through health and well-being, economic development, protecting the environment, providing food security and helping to end poverty. It will be a ‘ground up’ practical conference to assist businesses be agile, flexible and responsive in a changing business and operating environment.

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March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Senate Rose Gardens, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia

Enlighten Festival is shining a spotlight on Canberra’s talented filmmakers as competition sparks creativity. For the 17th year of Lights! Canberra! Action! the theme is ‘planted’, which will tie in with the International Year of the Plant as well as 100 years since Canberra began populating. Filmmakers will also be given a list of ten items to include in their movie, with only ten days to shoot, edit and produce a seven minute film.

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March 25, 2020
Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Ave
South Yarra, Victoria 3141 Australia

Be part of Victoria’s largest sustainability education conference focussed on the UN’s International Year of Plant Health. Join over 200 teachers, environmental educators and local government officers at the Steps to Sustainability 2020 conference. This year’s conference will have a focus on sustainability education for action on health and wellbeing of our environment and our people. This conference has been designed especially for people working on school sustainability projects and curriculum initiatives. Enjoy a day at the Royal Botanic Gardens,…

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April 2020

April 5, 2020 - April 9, 2020
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

Up to 200 delegates will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation, food security and cultural seed use. Australian and international delegates with interests covering seed science, agriculture, conservation and restoration and cultural seed banking are invited to submit an abstract through the conference website.

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May 2020

May 11, 2020 - May 12, 2020
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, 55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Save the date. More details to come.

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May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Cct
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

Australian Government Department of Agriculture’s Science Exchange. Save the date. More information to come

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June 2020

June 21, 2020 - June 24, 2020
QT Hotel Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave
Surfers Paradise, Queensland Australia

Towards 2050 This is the first conference since 2014 and we believe there will be great benefits by providing this new opportunity for breeders and allied scientists across all crops (including grains, fodder, fruit and nuts, forestry, floriculture) to come together. The theme ‘Towards 2050’ has been chosen to capture the long-term nature of plant breeding, and the essential role the discipline will play in delivering food and prosperity to the predicted world population of 9 billion by this date,…

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July 2020

July 28, 2020 - November 24, 2020

During the last week of each month the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment are holding webinars in place of this year’s Environmental Biosecurity Roundtables. Each webinar will feature three keynote speakers and explore a particular theme relating to environmental biosecurity.

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October 2020

October 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The theme of the 2020 Sydney Institute of Agriculture Research Showcase is plant health.

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December 2020

December 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DAF Research Station, Delta Bowen, 45 Warwick Road
Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia

Fall armyworm (FAW) field day for growers, researchers, agronomists and industry personnel at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Bowen Research Station. Seed and soil treatments and foliar insecticides trials are stablished in the station. Come along and see for yourself the performance of these treatments. Topics FAW research update Identification of FAW life stages and other caterpillar pests Recognising endemic natural enemies of FAW found in the field Agenda Sweetcorn field walk starts at 4:30 pm BBQ at…

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