Australian Fruitgrower – Oct/Nov 2017

August and September have been very busy months at APAL once again with lots of activities on the go, including grower meetings in NSW and Victoria and staff overseas representing the industry at Asia Fruit Logistica, Hong Kong; the International Pink Lady Alliance conference, Thailand; and running our grower study tour to Washington State, USA.

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Grower profile

A passion for brand and a tireless focus on improving quality and reducing unit costs are making dreams come true for Prima Fresh owner Gerard Alampi.

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Orchard management

AgFirst’s John Wilton looks at what to do now to prepare for the 2018 crop covering thinning, setting crop loads and vigour management.

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Researchers are looking to better understand how Qfly survives over winter to help manage spring emergence and spring fly condition.

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At a recent blush pear research event in Tatura, pear producers were provided with results from post-harvest ripening and storage experiments.

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Biosecurity feature

Endorsed by APAL, the commonwealth government and all state and territory governments, Plant Health Australia has released a new Biosecurity Plan for the Apple and Pear Industry.

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Marketing and exporting

Western Australia has celebrated the first export shipment of WA-bred Bravo™ apples to Singapore.

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Exports of 10 per cent of production are the target in the new Apple & Pear Industry Export Development Strategy.

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In this update we focus on the Aussie Apples sponsorship of Netball Australia and the launch of the new website.

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Research and development

Understanding the effects of plant growth regulator use in pear bud development, fruit set and shoot growth.

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Temperatures across Australia’s apple and pear growing regions are changing – see what this means for the future.

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Snippets from the latest apple and pear research from all around the world from genetics to consumer interests.

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State reports

By |October 1st, 2017|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.