The protected cropping industry in Australia is becoming more developed with a growing network of progressive innovators and scientists pushing the industry forward, recognizing the value that controlled environments will have in the future of food production.
Protected cropping provides the opportunity to control some of the variables that come with growing horticulture – most of these controls involved physical barriers. These barriers keep out lots of bad things, but also happen to keep out important pollinators and affect how they operate.
This webinar will look at the future of pollination and how we will ensure pollinator health with the expansion of protected cropping systems.
Ashley Zamek - Research & Development Manager, Hort Innovation
Dr Lisa Evans - Scientist, Plant and Food Research
Dr Katja Hogendoorn - Senior Researcher, The University of Adelaide
What you’ll discover
Through the formal Q&A panel, the presenters will explore the issues pollinators face while performing their jobs in protected cropping environments. Researchers currently involved in the Rural R&D for Profit Program - 'Novel technologies and practices for the optimisation of pollination within protected cropping environment’ managed by Hort Innovation, will discuss research and strategies that are being investigated to overcome these issue and ensure effective partnerships between growers and pollinators.
2:30 pm (AEDT), Thursday 12 November 2020
The event waiting room opens at 2.25 pm