The latest developments in growing and processing almonds will again come under the spotlight in October when researchers, agronomists, advisers and growers converge in Loxton for the Australian Almond R&D Forum.
On June 12 2013, the inaugural ‘Activated Almond Research R&D Forum’ was held, and every second autumn since Australian almond industry committees and collaborating researchers take part in a forum to present the latest updates on almond projects, and we invite all members to attend.
Organised by the Almond Board of Australia, the forum covers R&D in topics ranging from the likely impact of climate change on almond growing regions, the newest varieties, food safety and the nutritional characteristics of kernels.
Advances in almond processing such as on-farm hulling are also on the agenda in a joint presentation by Professor John Fielke, Michael Coates, and Dr Maryam Shirmohammadi from the University of South Australia, who will also provide a demonstration of their equipment at the Machinery Field Day on the second day of the program.
Please follow this link to register for the forum and field day. Registrations close on Monday, 23rd October 2017. It is not possible to attend without registering.
Accommodation in Loxton is limited and we recommend the Loxton Hotel or the Loxton Courthouse Apartments. These venues are located within the township of Loxton and a short distance from both the Loxton Research Centre and Century Orchards. For further information on accommodation in Loxton or other nearby towns please contact the ABA.