Australian Fruitgrower – Jun/Jul 2018

At the time of writing this, the harvest is drawing to a close and it is always a welcome relief to get another crop off the trees and safely into storage. It has been a tough year for South Australian growers in particular and it is good to hear that the updated, more positive, Hailstorm Heroes campaign has attracted good local support for hail-affected fruit.

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Profile

If there’s a single common challenge hovering over Australia’s pome fruit industry it’s labour – specifically, a shortage thereof – prompting 2018 Nuffield scholar Bisi Oladele to look into packhouse automation.

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Orchard management

Following a busy harvesting season, winter is a great time to review the successes of the season and, more importantly, where you didn’t quite hit the home runs you were after.

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The parasitic wasp Mastrus ridens and new pheromone traps offer more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly options to incorporate into orchard pest management systems.

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Research & development

Research hints that there may be some differences in the storage behaviour of Cripps Pink and Rosy Glow apples.

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Netting cuts solar radiation, lowering sunburn risk but also radiation needed for photosynthesis and colour.

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Research updates regarding nursery, genetics and cultivars, production, pests and diseases, post-harvest and processing.

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Business management

Effective negotiation skills are essential in both our personal and professional lives, it’s critical to know how to prepare and plan for negotiations of any type when growing a successful business, dealing with supply chain partners, multi-tasking and influencing decisions.

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Marketing

Discover insights on Malaysia and Singapore as part of our spotlight on Southeast Asia – an important market for Pink Lady®, for both existing and emerging markets.

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A stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Hailstorm Heroes, and the kick-off to the 2018 Aussie Apples campaign are among the highlights of industry marketing efforts.

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A selection of the winners and highly commended photos from the ‘Pink Lady Apple a Day’ category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018.

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State reports

By |June 25th, 2018|Australian Fruitgrower|

About the Author:

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