Nut Industry Spring Symposium
Fri 9 and Sat 10 September 2022 (optional orchard walk Sun 11 September)
Moama Bowling Club, Moama NSW
Friday 9 September: Industry dinner – Junction Room, Moama Bowling Club
Saturday 10 September: Symposium
8.30 am REGISTRATIONS FOR SEMINAR
8.55 am Welcome – AWIA President
9.00 am “Tapping the pool of knowledge: An informal Q and A roundtable where growers can ask questions and specific topics discussed” – Facilitated by Michele Valier, AWIA President.
9:45 am “The learnings of taking a developing industry to an advanced industry’’ – Jolyon Burnett, Retiring CEO, Australian Macadamia Society
10:15 am Morning Tea
10:45 am “Understanding the nut industries of India” – Dr Navin Nainwal, Hon. General Secretary, Walnut and Nut Fruit Growers Association of India
11:30 am “E-commerce – the new trading platform for nuts” – Yemee Fernandes, Co-Founder & Managing Director
11:45 am Panel session – India and Australia – How can we collaborate?
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm “Fungal diseases in tree nuts – an emphasis on ‘BOT’ and other emerging diseases” – Associate Professor Femi Akinsanmi, University of Queensland
1:45 pm “Botryosphaeria dieback in Australian walnut orchards” – Dr Antony Stella, PhD student
2:05 pm “Grading for quality nuts – Colour sorting” – Philip Farnell and others
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea
3:30 pm WALNUT INDUSTRY Annual General Meeting
4.30 pm Close.
Delegates can depart after the Annual General Meeting, or they are welcome to stay
and meet for an informal dinner (not included in registration cost).
Sunday 11 September: 9:00 am Orchard Walk – Shane Weller
About our events
HGA Farm Walks, Field Days and Seminars – are held at least annually in each state on a regional basis, usually in members’ groves. These events feature expert speakers, and opportunities to share practical information and experience on a regional basis. Annual Conference and Farm Walks are open to members and non members. Member input into annual conference and farm walk program development and organisation is always welcomed.
The HGA Annual Conference brings leading national and/or international experts together with growers. Topics range from world or national hazelnut consumption trends, to tree planting densities; mechanised harvesting solutions to small scale rack drying, grading and sorting. Separate sessions are conducted for established and new growers. The conference rotates between the current major growing states – New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania .