Dr Les Baxter, Director of Agriculture R&D at Tasmanian Alkaloids will present – Commercialisation of New Agricultural Crops in Tasmania: Some Lessons from the Past and Present – in the Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk at 2.00 pm Sunday 25th October 2015
Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Friends of the Museum and Students
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania
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Tasmania’s climate, agro ecology, available resources and expertise make it ideally placed for the commercialisation of a range of new crop species. To date the results from attempts to commercialise many of these opportunities has been mixed. Using case studies from a range of successful, unsuccessful and nascent new crops developments, this presentation considers the factors which have contributed to the success and failure of these ventures and how they may be more effectively managed in the future.
Dr Les Baxter is currently the Director of Agricultural R&D at Tasmanian Alkaloids. He has over 35 years experience in both the public and private sectors in horticultural agronomy, research and development, extension, commercialisation of new crops and industry development. Les has worked in Australia and overseas on a wide range of agricultural crops including temperate and tropical fruits and vegetables, essential oils, green tea, wasabi, extractive and plantation crops. He has worked for over 15 years in the agricultural sector in Tasmania including General Jones, Essential Oils of Tasmania, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Horticulture Australia and Tasmanian Alkaloids.