Autumn-Winter 2020 Symposium

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Cedara College Centenary Complex

Bi-annual Growers Symposium (Autumn-Winter 2020)

Date:    Thursday, 19 March 2020.

Venue: Cedara College Centenary Center, Cedara

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Cost:     R250.00 (Early Bird by Friday, 13 March 2020, R200.00), includes teas, a light finger lunch (please indicate dietary preferences when booking) and field visit after lunch (own transport).


Theme: “Something old, something new?”

Bi-annual Symposia: ‘Autumn-Winter’ (Third Thursday of March, unless it is a public holiday, in which case it becomes the Second Thursday of March!) & ‘Spring-Summer’ (Third Thursday of August), every year.

Notes for the benefit of exhibitors.
  • The cost of exhibition space is R750 per 10m2, although we are not precise about the measurements. In deference to other exhibitors, applicants who utilise more space than that may contribute a fee based on an estimated pro-rata for the space utilised. Tables and electricity (provide your own leads) are available in the exhibition area.
  • The fee includes two symposium passes, as well as a “3 minute” commercial spot on the programme before mid-morning tea; please come prepared.
  • There is a lucky-prize draw at the end of the morning (just before lunch) to which you are welcome to contribute; maybe a deemed value of R100 could be a guideline? Kindly hand your contribution (if any) to the Chairman, early on the day, in order to be recognised for your participation through the course of the event.
  • Please have your exhibit set up and ready by 08h15 (i.e. by start of Registration) on the day of the Symposium. This is to the exhibitor's advantage as it allows full and uninterrupted viewing of the exhibit as well as undisturbed consultation on the products displayed. The venue has 24h access, with full security. Exhibitors can thus even set up the afternoon or evening before the symposium.
  • You are advised to only break down and remove your exhibit after lunch (after 14h00), in order to fully utilise your time for interaction with delegates.
  • Kindly be responsible in clearing away any waste material, particularly of the wet type. Please leave the area as you found it.
  • For any further questions please contact us on the e-mail at the top of this page, e.g. if you would like to book a stand, but would prefer payment on the day of the symposium, which must be done by 14h00 latest on the day. This would also apply to direct EFT’s in advance, which would require banking detail.
  • Thanks in advance for your support and co-operation!


Theme: “Is it a license or a permit, what's the difference?”


08h00   Registration

09h00   Chairman’s opening and introduction

09h05   Graeme Jarvie (HelloChoice) - “Connecting the Producer to the Consumer”

             (Each speaker slot includes a few minutes for “Questions from the floor”)

09h55   Neil King (Dynatrade) - “Controlled Release Fertilisers”

10h25   3-minute “Spot presentations” by Exhibitors

10h40   Tea & Coffee, interaction with Exhibitors and Speakers (Kindly allow the speakers also to get something to drink.)

11h00   Mark Hutton (Madumbi-PHP) - “Restoring soil and medium health”

11h30   Hiresh Ramanand (KZNDARD) – “Update on FAW (Fall Army Worm), PSHB (Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer) and TA (Tuta absoluta)”

12h00   TBC - “Update on BSD (Brassica Stunting Disorder)”

12h30   Jethro Strauss - “My first hemp crop”

13h00   Lucky Prize draw and Closing

13h10   Finger lunch, interaction with Exhibitors and Speakers (Kindly allow the speakers also to get some refreshments, before you make your merry way to the field visit!)

13h45   Depart for Field Visit

14h15   Viewing and discussing a hemp field


Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


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