Conference Programme

Please see the draft Potatoes New Zealand 2022 Conference Programme below.

Speakers are being confirmed and will be added to the programme as confirmation is received.

 
Programme is subject to change.

Tuesday 23 August

Time

Topic

Speaker

9.00am

Sustainable markets session

  • Economic Situation for NZ
  • Global Potato Markets
  • NZ processing sector report: imports & exports
  • Consumer trends in a fast-changing world
  • Digital transformations

 

12.30pm

Lunch Break 

1.30pm

Sustainability RD&E session

  • Soil Health
  • Mineralisable N Project
  • Sustainable Vegetable Systems programme

 

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.25pm

  • Canterbury Potato Liberibacter Initiative
  • Potato Tuber Moth Programme
  • Networking
  • Agronomy Forum TBC

 

6.30pm

Conference Dinner

 

Wednesday 24 August

Time

Topic

Speaker

9.00am

Special session RD&E

  • Official Launch of the NZ Potato Research Extension Centre of Excellence
  • Extension in Practice

 

9.45am

Social Sustainability

  • Potato Industry Champions for Change - meet the growers at the forefront of sustainable change
  • What does good look like? A GHG story
  • Re-orientating our food story to embrace Māori values
  • Health & Safety in the age of pandemics, climate crisis and tractor guards.
  • Farm profitability – how to build a system to understand our industry baseline

 

12.30pm

Lunch Break

1.30pm

Sustainable Quality

  • NZ Seed Scheme – meet the new team
  • Future project: a Q&A panel session

 

2.00pm

Field Trip

To Southbridge: sustainability in action

 

4.00pm

Conference Concludes

 

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