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Workshop 1 - Practical Nematology (2 days) CANCELLED

Workshop 2 - Experimental Design of Field and Controlled Experiments with R (1 day) CANCELLED

Workshop 3 - Designs of Field Sampling in Agricultural Field Trials with R (1 day)

Presented by SAGI. The workshop will be held at the SAGI Biometry Hub meeting room 204, Level 2, Waite Building, Waite Campus (grid ref D2 - download map here)

9.00am-4.30pm Tuesday September 4, $200 (lunch provided and bus transfers if held at SARDI) (max 12 participants.)

The workshop will present the principles of design-based sampling for estimating characteristics of a physical unit of choice (e.g. plant, pot, plot). We discuss probability-based sampling of various designs, including simple random sample, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, composite sampling and rank set sampling by using examples from soil science research. Finally, sampling-experimental design solutions are shown that relate sampling design for data collection with experimental design of field and pot trials.

A complimentary bus transfer (24 seat bus provided by Flagstaff Coaches) will be provided for delegates attending Workshop 3 and Workshop 4, departing 8.30am Tuesday September 4, 2018 from the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street, Adelaide. Delegates attending Workshop 3 will be dropped off first and Workshop 4 delegates will be the last drop off. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE READY TO DEPART AT 8.20AM. The bus will depart promptly at 8.30am. If you miss the bus, you will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements.

Workshop 4 - PREDICTA B for researchers and practitioners (1 day)

Presented by Dr. Alan McKay. The workshop will be held at the Plant Research Centre Level 1 meeting room 1 (grid ref E5 - download map here).

9.15am-4.15pm Tuesday September 4, $200 (including a hard copy of the latest resource manual and an AccurCore soil sampler; lunch bus transfers provided)

The PREDICTA B Root Disease Management course has been designed to accredit consultants to deliver the PREDICTA B (DNA based soil testing service) to their clients. PREDICTA B is also a powerful research tool to assess treatment effects on soil borne pathogens. The workshop will be modified slightly to cater more for researchers who want to use the technology to assess field experiments. The course will be delivered by SARDI researchers who developed PREDICTA B and other leading researchers investigating soilborne diseases in Australia. Course attendees have the option to receive a PREDICTA B soil corer and a hard copy of the consultant soil-borne disease manual.

A complimentary bus transfer (24 seat bus provided by Flagstaff Coaches) will be provided for delegates attending Workshop 3 and Workshop 4, departing 8.30am Tuesday September 4, 2018 from the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street, Adelaide. Delegates attending Workshop 3 will be dropped off first and Workshop 4 delegates will be the last drop off. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE READY TO DEPART AT 8.20AM. The bus will depart promptly at 8.30am. If you miss the bus, you will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements.

Workshop 5 - Discovery of actinobacteria (1 day)

Presented by Prof. Chris Franco. The workshop will be held at Flinders University Bedford Park,in the Medical Biotech labs on Level 4 of the Health Sciences Bldg (grid L11 - download campus map here).

Tuesday September 4, $50. Lunch and transfers are not provided. The workshop will start at 9.00 am for 9.15 am conclude about 4.30pm. You are responsible for your own transport arrangements to and from Flinders University.

If you are using your own car, information regarding visitor parking is here. https://www.flinders.edu.au/campus/bedford-park/location

If you wish to use public transport, bus # 719 travels from the city to Flinders University ( download bus route map here). There’s a walkway from Registry Road where the buses arrive.

The workshop will discuss principles and methods involved in (i) isolation of actinobacteria from different soil types, (ii) surface sterilisation for the isolation of endophytes from annual and perennial plants, (iii) culture-based and culture-independent characterization techniques, (iv) assays for functional attributes, including in planta screening and (v) seed treatments and compatibility with farm management practices.

Post Conference Field Trip

Saturday 8th September 2018 08:30-17:00

Buses will depart from the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street, Adelaide. See location map here.

A post conference tour is planned to visit field trials at Pinery north of Adelaide investigating control of Pratylenchus nematodes and Rhizoctonia on field crops (cereals, lentils, chickpeas). Then over to the world renowned Barossa Valley wine region for lunch of local produce and wine tasting at some of over 15 wineries in the area.

Cost: $150. Includes transfers and lunch.

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