Click on the concurrent session links to see the papers in each session.

Sunday 20 September 2015

1500 Registration Desk Opens
1700 – 1900 Welcome Reception

Monday 21 September 2015

0815 Registration
  Opening Session
0900

Welcome – Prof. Holger Meinke, Director, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania

Official Opening – Dr Graham Bonnett, Research Director for Integrated Agriculture Systems Program, CSIRO

GRDC Update – Dr Stephen Loss, General Manager – Farming Systems, Soils & Agronomy (South), GRDC

0930 Education, research and partnerships in Agri-Food in a global and connected world
Prof. Martin Kropff, CIMMYT, Mexico; Wageningen University, The Netherlands
1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 1
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 2
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
1530 2015 Medal of the AW Howard Memorial Trust
Howard Oration
1630 Howard Oration Drinks in the Exhibition Area
1730 Australian Society of Agronomy AGM
1830 – 1930  RAID Networking Function

Tuesday 22 September 2015

0815 Registration
Plenary Session
 0900 Forage crop systems: Challenges, opportunities and technology transfer
Prof. Jerome Cherney, Cornell University
 0945 Development, participatory extension and adoption of zero tillage – case of Syria and Iraq 2005 – 14
Dr Colin Piggin, University of Western Australia
1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 3
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 4
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
1530 – 1630 Donald Oration
Development of a soil sulfur test and sulfur enhanced fertilisers from the soil up
Adjunct Professor Graeme Blair
1800 – 2230 Conference Dinner at MONA
1800 – Ferry departs Wrest Point Pier
1830 to 1930 – Private viewing of MONA
1930 to 2230 – Dinner Eros & Thanatos
2230 – MR1 returns to Wrest Point, Coaches return to other conference hotels

Wednesday 23 September 2015

0830 – 1730 Field Trips
1900 Field Trip Dinner at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Thursday 24 September 2015

0815 Registration
  Plenary Session
0900 Achieving sustainable improvements in nutrient use efficiency with precision agriculture
Dr Steve Phillips
0945 From adversity comes strength – Repositioning education in agriculture
Prof. Jim Pratley, Charles Sturt University and Dr Tina Acuna, University of Tasmania
1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 5
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 6
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
1530 – 1700 Closing Session (including Young Agronomist & Fellowships of the Australian Society of Agronomy)

Citation: “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes”. Edited by T. Acuña, C. Moeller, D. Parsons and M. Harrison. Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 21 – 24 September 2015, Hobart, Tas.