Conference themes and sub-themes

The Australian Pulse Conference program “Innovation leading transformational change” will focus on 5 key sub-themes.


Pushing pulse yield boundaries

  • Genomics, Phenomics, speed breeding
  • Abiotic/biotic traits for yield stability

Expanding pulse production (new crops and new environments)

  • Agronomy and novel farming systems
  • Rhizobia
  • Alternative pulse crops

Accessing new markets

  • New products and market opportunities (marketing, products)
  • Novel ideas for achieving domestic ‘buy in’ on pulse products

Smart farms and remote sensing

  • Robotics
  • Big data and how to get the most from it – including ethical considerations

Value adding pulses

  • Food chemistry and nutrition (gluten free, others)
  • Seed traits including quality