Lunchtime briefing series kicks off with Alison Stewart, CEO of the Foundation for Arable Research

Posted: 08-Apr-2021

Everything you need to know about the arable sector in one easy lesson!

NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators is hosting a series of sessions with experts across our field. This Thursday’s session is with Distinguished Professor Alison Stewart.

Join us at midday on Thursday 15 April on Zoom. Zoom link here:

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About Alison Steward, CEO, Foundation for Arable Research

Distinguished Professor Alison Stewart is the CEO of the Foundation for Arable Research. She is an applied plant scientist with a 38 year career focused on sustainable crop production. Her research expertise includes: integrated plant disease management, soil health, biological control and agri-technology. In particular, Alison is internationally recognised for her work on the development of alternatives to synthetic pesticides using naturally occurring beneficial microbes. She has successfully developed and commercialised a number of biopesticide technologies for the horticulture, vegetable, arable and nursery sectors in New Zealand and the USA. Alison is a Fellow of the NZ Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Science and the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and was elected a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009 in recognition of her services to plant biology. 

Watch past sessions:

Thursday 7 May with Sirma Karapeeva, Chief Executive of the Meat Industry Association. Watch here.

Thursday 14 May with Katie Milne, President of Federated Farmers. Watch here.

Thursday 21 May with Sam McIvor, Chief Executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Watch here.

Thursday 4 June with Innes Moffat, CEO of Deer Industry New Zealand. Watch here.

Thursday 30 June Blake Holgate, Rabobank Rural Manager, Sustainable Farm Systems. Watch here.

Thursday 9 July with Andrew Hoggard, President of Federated Farmers. Watch here.

Thursday 10 September with Kay Spencer from Blue Chilli, How to shoot videos on your phone. Watch here.

Thursday 24 September with Samantha Tennent from DairyNZ on Dairy Cattle Reproductive Terminology Webinar.  Watch here.

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