Perth mallee conference to focus on future

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A one-day conference will be held in Perth next week to highlight the progress being made in the development of a mallee-based industry for a range of products.

The event, hosted by Oil Mallee Australia and the Future Farm Industries CRC, will focus on the future of the dryland eucalyptus species.

Both groups believe integrating trees into the farming program would play an important role in the sustainable future of the Wheatbelt and other dryland farming areas.

Speakers at the event are expected to identity trends, pressures and influences that will drive innovation and change in options for dryland agriculture.

The morning session will cover carbon and renewable policies, as well as new markets for future products.

Later in the day, the conference will address how to design and manage oil mallee plantations.

The event takes place at QV1 Conference Centre on St Georges Terrace on June 28.

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