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AIA WA Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum

Wed 20 Mar 2019 @9:45am for a 10:00 am start — 1:30 pm

Ag Institute Australia (WA Division) and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development proudly present the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum followed by AIA (WA Division) general meeting

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019

Time : Arrive at 9:45am for a 10:00 am start — 1:30 pm

Venue: Theatrette 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 11 March

to: Natalie Moore: or (08) 9368 3166.

Event information/Content overview:


1 Prakash Adhikari Influence of fruit position on the tree canopy and harvest dates on the fruit quality of Imperial mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco)

2 Subash Chandra Chavva Genetic diversity within subterranean clover populations following natural selection at five sites

3 Ci Sun The effect of flowering-time adaption on wild radish (Raphanus rephanistrum L.) fitness in competition with wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

11 am to 11:30 am Morning Tea


4 Jefferson Allan The broad host range phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum differentially expresses multiple metabolic enzymes on the plant hosts Brassica napus and Lupinus angustifolius

5 Ya-Chun Yu The iron toxicity tolerance of important forage legume species in Australia and the relationship between iron toxicity tolerance and waterlogging tolerance of these plants Guest speaker: former Forum winner Ben Biddulph, Research Officer Grains-Research Development and Innovation, DPIRD

12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Lunch and Judge Deliberations

1:15 pm — Announcement of Forum winners (including the Noel Fitzpatrick Medallist) by Dr Mark Sweetingham, DPIRD

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm - Ag Institute of Australia (WA Division) general meeting


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