1 YEAR TO GO: Soils2018 will be held in Napier from 3 to 6 December 2018. This biannual conference is a must attend event organised by the NZ Soil Science Society and OnCue Conferences, and will cover a diverse range of topics under the theme ‘diverse soils – productive landscapes’. The wider Hawke’s Bay region is home to a diverse mix of primary production, from forestry and sheep and beef production on the coastal and northern hill country, intensive dairy systems on the flat and rolling terraces abutting the Ruahine ranges, to highly productive horticulture and cropping on the fertile Heretaunga and Ruataniwha plains. During the 4-day conference you’ll get a chance to hear from a wide range of researchers, industry leaders, consultants and advisors, regulators and land managers on all things soils related, anchored by a range of exciting keynotes focused on soilscapes, food production and hot topics around water use and environmental indicators.
The conference will be held at the new Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, a great venue on Napier’s iconic Marine Parade that looks out on Cape Kidnappers and the city coastline. Centrally located, the NWMCC is across the road from local hotels, restaurants and the downtown shopping precinct. Around the conference you’ll have a great chance to connect with your colleagues during a range of social activities at some of the Bay’s well known wineries, and look at a wide range of offerings from our event sponsors. Further details will be released in the coming months, including a call for talks. Register here to receive future email updates.
Paul Johnstone and Rebecca Withnall, co-convenors