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Agronomists Forum

8th August 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

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Programme

Talks from PFR and other researchers will cover areas of potato and related research including environment and sustainability, pest and disease, genetics and breeding and food. The presentations will be short, 10 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion.

The programme includes time for Q&A, discussions and exchanges of ideas, which will be key to the success of the day.

 

Time What Who
9:00 – 9:30 Morning tea and register
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome Philippa Stevens (PFR) & Chris Claridge (PNZ)
9:35 – 9:40 PFR Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) Philippa Stevens
9:40 – 9:45 MBIE Programme ‘Realising Potato Export Growth’ Gail Timmerman-Vaughan
9:45 – 10:00 RA 1.1 TPP cues Lee-Anne Manning
10:00 – 10:15 RA 1.2 TPP populations Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen
10:15 – 10:30 RA 1.3 Plant response to TPP/CLso Margaret Carpenter
10:30 – 10:45 Mesh crop covers Charles Merfield (Lincoln University)
10:45 – 11:00 TPP management Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen
11:00 – 11:15 Break and “I wish R&D would resolve…” Philippa Stevens, Chris Claridge & Gail Timmerman-Vaughan
11:15 – 11:30 Towards reduced insecticides in North Island main crop potatoes Frances MacDonald
11:30 – 11:45 Potato viruses Roy Van Den Brink
11:45 – 12:00 Potato disease research at Pukekohe Peter Wright
12:00 – 12:15 Potato soil-borne diseases in Canterbury Alex Michel & Steve Dellow
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & PNZ AGM Chris Claridge & Stuart Wright
1:15 – 1:30 Improving soil and water management Steve Thomas
1:30 – 1:45 Improved environmental outcomes for potato production systems Matthew Norris
1:45 – 2:00 ‘Don’t muddy the water’ project Andrew Barber (Agrilink)
2:00 – 2:15 The principles of gene editing Revel Drummond
2:15 – 2:30 PFR potato breeding programme Steve Lewthwaite
2:30 – 2:45 Consumer desired, health and novelty traits Marian McKenzie
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:45 Q&A, discussion, incorporating “I wish R&D would solve…” forms Philippa Stevens, Chris Claridge & Gail Timmerman-Vaughan
3:45 – 4:00 Last words Philippa Stevens, Chris Claridge & Gail Timmerman-Vaughan
4:00 Finish

 

Lunch will be served

RSVP using details opposite.

Details

Date:
8th August 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Organiser

Chris Claridge
Phone:
phone 0800 399 674
Website:
https://potatoesnz.co.nz/about-us/contact-us/

Venue

Plant and Food Research, Lincoln
Plant and Food Research, Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre, Gerald Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
Website:
https://www.plantandfood.co.nz/page/about-us/contact/locations/lincoln/