The 2016 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days was held in Mildura, Victoria on 16 – 18 March 2016 . The Conference & Field Days featured a mix of technical presentations and practical in-field demonstrations. Growers, researchers and industry practitioners from across the melon industry came together for the opportunity to network and socialise in the heart of melon growing country. There were two days of presentations featuring speakers covering such diverse fields as agronomy, varieties, pest control, food safety and melon quality. Practical on-farm demonstrations and presentations were well attended with a tour of melon farms and wineries . The Industry Dinner was a highlight of the event and ‘The Ringer’ entertained the crowd with his new venture, ‘Northern Terry Cherries’. The next Conference will be held in 2018.