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Registrations now open for the 2023 IPPS Conference in Auckland

Registrations now open for the 2023 IPPS Conference in Auckland

' Navigating the Waves'
Plotting your course

Thursday 20th April - Sunday 23 April
Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre

We are thrilled to invite you all to join us in beautiful Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for,
“Navigating the Waves – Plotting your Course” IPPS Conference and Tour 2023.

After two years of cancelations and disruption, what lies ahead? Smooth sailing or stormy seas?

To navigate successfully through opportunities and challenges that lie ahead we need to use all our knowledge, experience and skills to grow and value our relationships with each other

Speaker line up
Jack Hobbs will officially open the conference and talk on 'Plant Breeding at the Auckland Botanic Gardens'
Dr Revel Drummond (Plant and Food Research) 'CRISPR Cas Biotechnology in 2023'
Dr Ross Bicknell (Plant and Food Research) 'Grape Rootstock Research'
Peter Brass 'Life after retirement'
Terry Hatch 'An old dog teaching young chicks old tricks with a twist'
Dan Docherty 'Weed management within nurseries'
Chris Barnaby 'New Treaty-related requirements for protecting native plant varieties'
Jeff Elliott 'Navigating the Importation Process'
Philip Smith 'General observations of the variation of germination requirements of New Zealand native flora'
Ian Swan 'Growing rhododendrons in coir'
Lindsey Hatch 'Fifty years of change in a family run production nursery'
Hayden Foulds '50 years of Rose Trials in New Zealand'
Dharini Marinkovich Scholarship summary – IPPS Plant Production podcast
Amy Clark – 2022 Young Achiever will talk about her experiences winning this and then competing in the Young Horticulturist of the Year.

Field trips out to the south & to the west of Auckland including Zealandia Horticulture, Nga Rakau Nurseries, Waimea Plant Production, Blooming Hill Flowers, Auckland Botanic Gardens to name a few, giving you a great cross section of plant propagation & growing environments.

Catch up with old friends and colleagues, enjoy learning new ways to “plotting your course” and make new connections while enjoying all that Auckland has to offer.

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