Australian Fruitgrower – Dec 2016/Jan 2017

From the editor

The Dec/Jan edition of Australian Fruitgrower covers Focus Orchard block data, new perspectives on value adding, updates on Varroa and new research into biennial bearing.

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CEO Report

New APAL CEO Phil Turnbull delivers his first CEO report outlining his plans to prepare a new strategy for APAL over the coming months.

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Grower profile

Success in business comes in many forms, the success at Hansen Orchards in Tasmania is not just a positive line in the balance sheet but also a motivated and passionate team of people working towards growing good quality fruit that can be enjoyed by people around the globe.

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Orchard management

Data from Focus Orchard blocks around the country is now available online on a real time basis to all members of the Australian apple and pear industry.

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Marketing

APAL’s Richelle Zealley explores the world of value-added products and talks to the Food Revolution Group to find out how they are developing high value fruit-based products and working with growers to increase their profitability.

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Biosecurity

The EPPRD will be activated to fund the eradication of the bee-destroying Varroa mite that has been detected in Queensland.

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A video series shows how growers can prepare for an incursion of Varroa destructor to protect bees and maintain orchard pollination.

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R&D

Australian and German researchers are embarking on a new project to better understand the underlying processes that cause biennial bearing in apples trees.

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New work is underway to better understand Queensland fruit fly behaviour and to identify the most cost effective method to deploy sterile fruit flies.

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Snippets of the latest apple and pear research from all around the world covering pests and diseases; post-harvest; health, safety and consumer interest; and more.

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State reports

News

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Events

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By |December 1st, 2016|Australian Fruitgrower|

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APAL is an industry representative body and non-profit membership organisation that supports Australia’s commercial apple and pear growers.