Dubbed Growing & Marketing Exotic Brazilian Fruit in Hawaii, the 29th Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference will bring a distinctly South American flavor to Kailua-Kona when it convenes at the Royal Kona Resort from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2019.
The conference will continue with five gatherings on the neighboring islands. Dates run consecutively from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 with mini-conferences on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i, Maui and one in Hilo, according to a release from the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG).
Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multi-day conference is presented by the HTFG and is open to the public.
The 2019 conference offers a line-up of visiting researchers and agro experts sharing information and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Learn about post-harvest handling to extend shelf life, market development and branding, battling little fire ants, understanding crop insurance, cherimoya cultivars, breadfruit and avocados. Tours are also planned for each island.
Bigislandnow.com also tells of the conference being headlined by two Brazilian fruit experts who will share their knowledge of exotic Amazon rainforest fruit.