AFIC 2019 - Gold Coast

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Presentations from the Australian Fertilizer Industry Conference 2019 can be opened or downloaded from the links below. Presentations are listed in the order in which they appear in the program.  All the presentations are copyright of the authors and should not be reproduced without the permission of the author.


2019 Conference Program

Session 1 Public Policy and Ecomics

Fertilizing the farm not the Estuary - working towards best practice in collaboration with industry - Malcom Robb

Regulating for reef water quality - an update - Louise Smyth 

Responsible management of biotech seed traits through industry stewardship - Osman Mewett

Economic update - where to for Australia's agricultural sector? - Phin Ziedell

Session 2 Market opportunities and fertilizer market outlook

A cotton industry in northern Australia a new opportunity with some old challenges - Dr Stephen Yeates

Kalium Lakes - developing Australia's first SOP operation- Brett Hazelden 

Panel discussion on supply and demand factors likely to impact the Australian fertilizer market over the coming 2 years to be chaired by Tanya Rybarczyk (CSBP). The panel will consist of Carl Roache (Argus Media), Chen Shiqing (Wengfu), Stephan Titze (Incitec Pivot Fertilisers), Brett Freer (Landmark) & Dr Kate Burke (Think Agri). (no visual aids)

Session 3 Technology and Agribusiness

The 4th revolution, technology in agriculture - Dr Mike Briers

Soil testing - a great investment, not just another cost- Peter Brick

Using the SnapBait structure for in-field calibration of fertiliser spreaders - John Moore

Bosh and Monash Universities Ag Tech Launch Pad - fostering innovation - Emma Lucia

Session 4 Fertilizer and Application Technology

The Soil CRC - what's on the horizon? - Dr Michael Crawford

Precision agriculture for improved productivity and environmental outcomes- Dr Rob Bramley

Fertilized legumes significantly improve productivity and returns from pastures in the Brigalow Belt - Gavin Peck

Potassium and the Australian grains industry - Dr Rob Norton

Session 5  Fertilizer Shipping and Logistics

Meeting the low sulphur fuel challenge - Angela Gillham

Road transport - making practical sense of the chain of responsibility - Sean Carlson 

Fertilizer zinc products dangerous goods status and the implications - Stephen Annells

More Profit from Nitrogen Sessions

Increasing nitrogen use efficiency in dairy pastures - Dr David Rowlings

Improving dairy farm nitrogen efficiency using advanced technology - Dr Helen Suter

Quantifying the whole farm systems impact of nitrogen best practice on dairy farms - Prof Richard Eckard

Smart blending of enhanced efficiency fertilisers to maximize sugarcane profitability - Dr Weijin Wang

Improve nitrogen use efficiency through accounting for deep soil and mineralizable N supply & deployment of EEFs to better match crop N demand - Dr Lukas Van Zwieten

New technologies & managements: transforming NUE in cane production - Dr Matthew Redding

Optimising nutrient management for improved productivity & fruit quality in mangoes - Dr Constancio(Tony) Asis

More profit from nitrogen - enhancing nutrient use efficiency in cotton - Dr Graeme Schwenke