Alison Barber

About Alison Barber

Communications & Industry Engagement Officer, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd
03 9329 3511

Innovation the family way at Montague

When Bill Montague planted Jonathan, Statesmen and Stewart Seedling apples in 1950 little could he have foreseen that almost 70 years later his one-man-band would have become a thriving operation marketing in excess of 58,000 tonnes of fruit a year and a byword for industry innovation and excellence. Like those first apple trees planted in [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Branding, Profile, Varieties and rootstock, Victoria|

Pears may need 50% less water

Water savings are just one of the productivity benefits expected to flow from an international pear research collaboration underway at Tatura, in the Goulburn Valley, Victoria. Early results of the jointly-funded Agriculture Victoria and Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI) sustainable agriculture fellowship program indicate pear growers may be able to significantly save [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Pears, Soils, nutrition and irrigation|

Levies refresher

Sold this season’s fruit and feel it must be about time you paid your apple and pear levy, but can’t quite recall how or when you paid it last year or to whom? We’ve put together a short refresher in response to some recent queries. Apple and pear levies are an important source of industry [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|APAL, News|