Conference programme

The NZPPS conference is New Zealand's prime venue for the exchange of scientific information with other researchers in all aspects of plant protection. This year's venue is Trinity Wharf, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga.

Oral presentations over 3 days include invited speakers and summaries of papers published in our peer-reviewed journal, New Zealand Plant Protection. The conference also features a lively poster session, with abstracts from posters also being published in the journal.

The conference is preceded by a one-day symposium on Monday 7 August: Opening the eyes and minds of biosecurity.

Download full programme here.

Monday 7 August Symposium: Opening the eyes and minds of border biosecurity
9:00 - 9:30 Introduction & Symposium opening
9:30 - 12:40 Using scientific & industry expertise in biosecurity
1:30 - 5:00 Using public vigilance in biosecurity
5:00 Drinks & nibbles
Tuesday 8 August 70th NZPPS Annual Conference - Day 1
9:30 - 10:30 Introduction & Conference opening
10:30 - 11:40 Biosecurity
12:50 - 2:00 Beneficial insects
2:05 - 4:40 Apple pathology
5:00 - 6:00 Poster session / Drinks & nibbles
7:30 Quiz night - Venue TBC (pre-purchase tickets at registration)
Wednesday 9 August 70th NZPPS Annual Conference - Day 2
8:30 - 9:55 Horticultural insects
10:30 - 11:55 Weeds
1:00 - 3:30 Annual General Meeting
4:00 - 5:10 Rice & Blueberry Pathology
7:00 Annual Conference Dinner - Trinity Wharf
Thursday 10 August 70th NZPPS Annual Conference - Day 3
8:30 - 10:00 Pasture pests
10:30 - 12:10 Kiwifruit & Grape pathology
12:10 - 12:30 Emerging speaker award / Conference closing

Register now online before 3 August 2017 as registrations taken at the venue incur a late fee of $50 per person. Payments can be made online by credit card, or after registering by direct credit, or cheque. Members qualify for cheaper conference registrations, so if you are not yet a member, contact the secretary to join.