AIH 57th NATIONAL AWARDS & DINNER

CROWNE PLAZA HAWKESBURY VALLEY RESORT  WINDSOR NSW

28-29 OCTOBER 2017

 

DRAFT PROGRAM

 

Friday 27th October

7.00 pm           AGM – Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc.

 

Saturday 28th October

TECHNICAL TOUR

 

Facilitators:

  • Chris Poulton FAIH (Sydney Region Convener)
  • David Thompson (Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment)

 

Travel around the venues will be by Bus

 

Morning Tour

 

8.30 am           Pick up Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and Richmond

9.30am            Arrive at Eucface Facility - Carbon Sequestration Research station

10.30am          Hawkesbury Forest Experiment

11.00am          Inspect State of the Art Glasshouse facilities

12.15pm          Working Lunch venue TBA.

1.30pm            Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley for Workshops/Presentations

 

1.45pm            Introduction by David Thompson Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

International interest PHD Student presentations (10 minutes speaking each)

2.00pm            Student 1: Mr Robert Mueller

The Biology of the Ambrosia Beetle – they ‘farm’ a wood fungus for themselves as food but the fungus could be damaging to trees, that’s what the research seeks to find out.

 

2.15pm            Student 2: Ms Danielle Creek

Winner of the 2016 Hawkesbury Foundation Prize and looking at the Red Gums under climate change and the work with CSIRO’s Tree Seed Centre on selecting genetic stocks.

 

 

SATURDAY 28th October cont.

 

2.30pm            Student 3: Mr Namraj Dhami

PhD student researching the mechanisms of carotenoid production in plants – all those lovely Autumn colours and those of our favourite fruit and veg.

 

2.45pm            Report on Pollination Research  - Convened by David Thompson

                       

Afternoon tea

3.10pm            Address from the Hawkesbury Foundation

3.30 pm           "Which Plant Where" presntation (National HIA initiative)

Leigh Staas or Michelle Leishman

4.00 pm           Transit bus for those not staying at the Crowne

 

 

Saturday 28th October 6:30 for 7.00pm

57th AIH ANNUAL AWARDS AND DINNER

Master of Ceremonies: Don Burke OAM FAIH

The Governor Phillip Ballroom

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Resort - Windsor

AIH 2017 Award Presentations

 

 

29th October Sunday

BLUE MOUNTAINS GARDEN TOUR

Facilitators Chris Poulton FAIH, assisted by A/Prof. Andrew Prowse FAIH

 

9.00am            Depart Crowne Plaza Resort Hawkesbury Valley

9.45am            Arrive "Everglades" at Leura.  Paul Sorensen’s most famous garden design.

10.00-11am     Guided garden tour Everglades

10.45am          Morning tea?

11.30-12noon Lunch

12.45pm          Arrive Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

1.00-2pm        Guided tour Mt Tomah

2.15-2.45pm   Afternoon tea

Possible          Visit to Nooroo at Mt Wilson

4:00-4:30pm   Arrive back at Windsor

 

NOTE :Times and tour details may be adjusted and will be confirmed.

Prices will be advised.

National Council meeting TBA

Pre bookings for Awards Dinner and Tours to Natasha membership@aih.org.au or Kim Morris secretary@aih.org.au