NZ SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENCE CONFERENCE

"DIVERSE SOILS - PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES"
3 - 6 December 2018
Napier

  1. Sponsorship
    The success of events such as this depends to a significant extent on sponsorship from friends of the soil science profession
  2. Programme
    The four-day conference will incorporate a full range of oral presentations and poster sessions.
  3. Registration
    Early-bird registration for members and non-members will open on 14 March 2018. Early-bird closes on 20 October 2018.
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WELCOME

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
Programme At A Glance
  1. MONDAY: 3 DECEMBER
    Conference Sessions (from morning tea)
    Welcome BBQ Function at Napier Conference Centre (Evening)
  2. TUESDAY: 4 DECEMBER
    Field Trips (three options)
    NZSSS AGM & Student Function
  3. WEDNESDAY: 5 DECEMBER
    Conference Sessions
    NZSSS Conference Dinner & Awards at Mission Estate Winery
  4. THURSDAY: 6 DECEMBER
    Conference Sessions & (Conference concludes approx midday)
    The Norman Taylor Memorial Lecture
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​FIELD TRIP OPTIONS
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Annabel Langbein​​
Dr. Brent Clothier
Ants Roberts
Mark Shepherd
Simon Upton
Andrew Waterhouse
SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Welcome BBQ Function
    DEC 03
    Welcome BBQ Function
    An invitation is extended to all delegates to attend the Conference BBQ Function, Renew old friendships and make new acquaintances as we welcome you to Napier.
  2. Student Function
    DEC 04
    Student Function
    This social evening is always enjoyed, open for all students to attend. .
  3. Conference Dinner
    DEC 05
    Conference Dinner
    Join your fellow conference delegates to enjoy a special night out at one of Napiers award winning wineries - Mission Estate

VENUE

Napier Conference Centre

More Information
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Platinum Sponsors
ARL provides a range of soil testing options as well as plant and water analysis. ARL has a strong agricultural focus and capacity to manage bulk work for research requirements.
Gold Sponsors
Major Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Student Function Sponsor
Conference Dinner Sponsor
BBQ Function Sponsor
Poster Session Sponsor
Session Sponsor
Notepad Sponsor
Field Trip Sponsors