PULSE Breeding Australia (PBA) will host its inaugural pulse conference in Adelaide this October, from October 20-23.
The event will feature international speakers, including Bert Vandenberg from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and Hakan Bahceci, president of the International Pulse Trade and Industries Confederation (CICILS IPTIC), which is based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The conference, themed “Expanding Horizons”, will build on existing collaboration across five temperate pulse crops, while providing an opportunity for the pulse industry – from growers to agronomists, marketers and researchers.
Monday, October 21
To be held at Tarlee, SA, the day will allow Australian pulse growers, agronomists and marketers to interact with pulse breeders and researchers from across Australia, as well as international guests. New PBA varieties will be launched during the field day, in collaboration with PBA’s commercial seed partners.
Tuesday, October 22
The aim of the second day is to examine practical research focussed on developing and delivering better pulses. Topics of presentation will include implications of market imperatives for breeders; trait development and bringing new traits to market; impact of agronomy on grain quality; and farming systems perspectives on pulse production.
Wednesday, October 23
The third day will examine the discovery research occurring within pulses, highlighting the new technologies and traits being developed to enhance and improve the delivery of pulse varieties.
The conference will conclude with a session on realising the future for Australian pulse industry.
Visit PBA Inaugural Pulse Conference website for more details.