Previous events

A list of our past events
Each year, we invite local and national experts to present their latest research.

2018: RD Watt Lecture - Cotton tales: celebrating success in Australia

White fluffy bolls of cotton grow across eastern Australia, making us a top cotton producer and the world’s third largest exporter of cotton behind USA and India. Discover more about this Australian success story at the 2018 RD Watt Lecture ‘Cotton tales: celebrating success in Australia’. 

2017: RD Watt Lecture - Innovation in Australian agriculture benefits the world... and vice versa?

The 2017 lecture was presented by agricultural scientist Dr Peter Carberry (BScAgr '82 PhD '87), Deputy Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and an alumnus of the University of Sydney. Dr Carberry discussed how Australia not only contributes to, but also benefits from, innovative agricultural research in developing countries that improves the livelihoods of disadvantaged people.

2016: On the Pulse

On Tuesday 12 July 2016, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment hosted the 2016 Research Symposium. The symposium, entitled 'On the Pulse', brought together international and Australian experts to present their latest research and ideas on innovations to drive the industry’s future. Attendees became aware of the advances that are future-proofing pulse agriculture, with a focus on pulse diversity, pulse benefits to agronomy and genetic pulse sustainability.

2015: Soil to Save Our Planet

Held on Tuesday 14 July 2015, our 2015 Research Symposium, 'Soil to Save our Planet', attracted international and Australian experts who came together to discuss the newest approaches to food security and human health, climate and energy, and water and biodiversity.

2014: The Quest for Quality Food

On Tuesday 15 July 2014, the 2014 Research Symposium entitled 'The Quest for Quality Food' explored the latest approaches to ensuring safety and quality of food products and developing new products for optimal health.

2018 RD Watt lecture slides - History and development of Australian Cotton, David Anthony

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2018 RD Watt lecture slides - Research achievements in the Australian Cotton Industry, Greg Constable

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2018 RD Watt lecture slides - The future of the Australian Cotton Industry, Adam Kay

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2017 RD Watt lecture recording

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2017 RD Watt lecture slides

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