On behalf of the Australian Society of Agronomy it is a great pleasure and honour to invite you all to attend the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference, to be held from 17—21 October 2021 in Toowoomba, Australia.
The theme of the conference is System Solutions for Complex Problems. The theme underpins the need to strengthen collaborations between practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds to address increasingly complex problems and uncertainties. So, the question is not If, but when and how, multidisciplinary collaborations will be developed.
2020 is proving to be an exceptional year, testing our endurance and resolve in the face of a global pandemic. We expect that 2021 will be a rebound year – much of which will depend on the value of production from agriculture. So, the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference couldn’t be in a better position to lead the march towards economic recovery.
The 20th Australian Agronomy Conference will feature leading international and national speakers addressing issues such as the need to foster soil biology for enduring profitability, carbon sequestration, herbicide resistance, and the interwoven relationships between food production, energy and the environment. We will discuss and share our latest research findings amongst circa 400 agronomists from Australia and the world, as well as farmers, consultants, agribusinesses and farmer peak bodies.
The selection of Toowoomba is not casual. Toowoomba is located one and a half hours west of Brisbane, is the largest inland city in Australia, as well as one of the largest hubs for research, collaborations, and agri-business start-ups in the Southern Hemisphere.
We hope you will join us to celebrate the convergence of practice and science, and enjoy the cultural diversity of Toowoomba and the spectacular beauty of the region.
Professor Daniel Rodriguez