2020 agriculture webinar series
Weekly webinar series aimed at helping growers keep abreast of national and local agricultural projects.
Amid ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) is launching its first ever weekly webinar series, aimed at helping growers keep abreast of national and local agricultural projects.
The nine-week series, kicks-off on Friday 19 June 2020 with Dr Darsh Rathnayake, a research scientist with DPIR. The first webinar unpacks the current biosecurity research into whether honey bees are able to introduce cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) into melon crops from infested hives.
The ongoing series will feature eight industry specialists from around Australia covering a range of diverse topics from Northern Territory Hemp Industry Regulations 2020, spice growing trials, to melon food safety, broadacre cropping projects and water resources.
“By trialling new methods of engagement, we are able to facilitate the flow of information to local growers. This initiative demonstrates our commitment to developing the Territory’s agricultural industries by supporting growers with the latest knowledge, research, technical advice and skills – while still meeting the COVID-19 physical distancing requirements,” says Phil Hausler DPIR’s Executive Director of Agriculture.
The value of the agriculture industry is $700 million and is a significant employer and contributor to the NT economy.
The webinar series will be held online via Cisco Webex, view the series program and register online.