Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the peak industry body for Australia’s commercial hydroponic and greenhouse growers, invites you to attend its bi-annual conference, PCA Conference 2022.

This year’s conference will be held from 28-31 March at the Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

PCA 2022 provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people driving protected cropping management in Australia.

Key topics for discussion during the conference include pollination, water use, technology, pest and disease management, medicinal cannabis and the berry sector.

PCA understands that for growers, it can be difficult to get away from the farm and attend a full conference and is providing special complimentary opportunities for growers in the form of workshops and free access to the conference Trade Show.

Conference Chair Emily Rigby said PCA is offering 40 free Grower Training Passes for attendance at two special afternoon training workshops on Monday 28 March, as well as the welcome function and Trade Show on that night.

“We also recognise that some growers may just want to visit the Trade Show only, so we are also offering up to 100 free Grower Exhibition Passes for the Trade Show on either Tuesday 29 March or Wednesday 30 March,” she said.

The Grower Training Workshop starts at 1pm AEDT on Monday 28 March and includes two workshops:

  1. Irrigation Fundamentals in Protected Cropping’ delivered by Tony Bundock and Levi Nupponen, funded by the Vegetable Levy and funds from the Australian Government.
  2. Integrated Pest Management’ presented by Stuart Doyle and Melinda Simpson from the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Following the workshop, attendees have access to the Welcome function and Trade Show.

Complimentary Trade Show Only passes are available on either Tuesday 29 March or Wednesday 30 March.

Registration for these grower opportunities is required and places are limited so don’t delay and contact to reserve your place.

Or register for the conference at

Click here to view the Grower Pass flyer.

Click here to view the Grower Workshop flyer.