Inaugural International Day of Plant Health is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of healthy seed to healthy plants. Mr Osman Mewett, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Seed Federation (ASF), the peak national association for Australia’s seed for sowing sector said, “The seed industry has been supportive of the idea of celebrating an International Day of Plant Health from the very beginning.”
Current strict lockdowns in many major cities in China – as the country tries to eradicate the spread of COVID – are not only affecting its local citizens, but also having flow-on impacts on trading partners, including Australia, according to agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.
Practical demonstrations, workshops, speakers, trade stalls and farm tours will all be on offer at the Growing Smarter in the Mallee 2022 agtech summit. The summit is an initiative of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre (MRIC) and will be held at Mildura’s SuniTAFE Smart Farm on Thursday 5 May and Friday 6 May.