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11th International Oat Conference 

Oat 2020 - Crown Perth, Western Australia

The 11th International Oat Conference will be convened by the GIWA Oat Council on behalf of the International Oat Committee in Perth, Western Australia from 11th to 16th October 2020. 

Provisional Dates: 
Sunday, 11th October 2020 (Conference open)
Monday, 12th to Wednesday, 14th October (Conference program, including field visits on Wed, 13th October)
Wednesday, 13th October (4pm to 8pm): GIWA Forum 2020, peak industry event featuring international industry key note speakers with a focus on the oat consumption in Asian markets.

Statement for Quarantine of IOC 2020 Oat Lines

SARDI on behalf of the International Oat Conference 2020 has now sought interest for oat seed samples to enter Australia for anyone wanting to have oat varieties or advanced breeding lines in the nursery for IOC 2020.


Seed should have been sent by Monday, 9 April 2018 to ensure time to pass through a quarantine growth cycle before it can be grown in the field. The Committee is working with Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) to undertake the required quarantine process. All lines sent and processed through quarantine by the AGG would be lodged into the genebank and made publicly available. Please submit a material transfer agreement (MTA) to Sally Norton (sally.norton@ecodev.vic.gov.au) at AGG before sending the seed. About 5 grams of seed is required for the quarantine process. For access to the required import permit and full import instructions on how to send the seed to Australia, please contact Shane King (shane.king@ecodev.vic.gov.au).

Any questions on the process, please contact Dr Pamela Zwer, Principal Oat Breeder, email pamela.zwer@sa.gov.au.

Conference & sponsorship enquiries:

Rachel Nash, Marketing and Communications Manager GIWA, Phone: +61 8 6262 2128 or email RNash@giwa.org.au

Larissa Taylor, CEO GIWA, Phone: +61 8 6262 2128 or email: ltaylor@giwa.org.au

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