The AMA is dedicated to providing Australian melon growers with the latest information to connect the industry and improve productivity. We coordinate regular events in all of our main growing regions where you can hear from leading melon growers and industry partners, and find out about the latest research, best practice and on-farm innovation. 

Guava root knot nematode industry webinar

Thursday 15 June 2023

10.00am - 11.00am


Industry webinar- Guava root knot nematode
Come and join a free industry presentation where international and national experts will discuss the arrival of a significant new pest to Australia, guava root knot nematode (GRKN), and what it will mean for your business.

Guava root knot nematode (GRKN) has been reported in regions of Queensland and Northern Territory. Its broad host range and high reproductive rate mean that damage can be widespread and control difficult. 

Join us in this webinar to ask your questions and learn about: 

  • international experiences of GRKN in crop production
  • the current situation in Australia 
  • GRKN-related R&D to improve our understanding in the Australian context

 Q&A panel:

  • Johan Desaeger (University of Florida)
  • Mike Hodda (CSIRO) 
  • Stanley Bellgard (NT DITT)
  • Wayne O'Neill (Qld's DAF)
  • Lynda Bauer (Biosecurity Queensland)

National Renewables in Agriculture Conference & Expo

Wednesday 21st June

8.00am - 8.00pm


Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
155 Darling St, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia

This event brings together farmers, agriculture and energy consultants, peak bodies and Government representatives to share stories of on-farm renewables, their business case and discuss what’s driving the transformation of energy use in agriculture.

Large scale solar and wind developments present opportunities for farmers and regional communities if planned well with meaningful engagement around benefit sharing. These topics plus combining farming and solar, termed agrivoltaics, also forms part of the yearly Conference program.

A farm tour to a solar grazing site will be heldon the 22 June for ticket holders, 9am to 11am. You can purchase tickets as a package with your Conference ticket. The site is 5 minutes drive from Dubbo - we require delegates to provide their own transport to the site.


Monday 5th June - Wednesday 7th June

Kickoff: 4.30pm


Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Hort Connections 2023 will be held in Adelaide, following a highly celebrated Hort Connections 2022 in Brisbane.

Hort Connections 2023 will again adapt to the horticulture industry’s ever-changing needs, and will offer plenty of networking opportunities, champion the trade show, and host the National Awards for Excellence 2023 on Wednesday 7 June.

Hort Connections speakers and exhibitors will showcase the latest research, technologies, and innovations to offer new perspectives on the future of Australasia’s horticulture industry.

Melon Roadshows 2023 – Get your slice of the melon!

The Melons Australia team are hitting the road again in 2023 to bring their Roadshow series to the rest of Australia. Bringing with them industry leading representatives to discuss various areas highlighted as interest by Melon growers ad stakeholders across Australia.

After some brief presentations we will finish the afternoon with some drinks, canapes and time to meet with industry stakeholders.

Simply register via the link below or, email:


Monday 1st May

Kickoff: 4pm


Mildura Golf Club,287 Twelfth Street, Mildura VIC 3500 


Wednesday 3rd May

Kickoff: 4pm


Benny’s Restaurant & Bar, 58-72 Jondaryan Ave, Griffith