Apple & Pear Australia

About Apple & Pear Australia

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

Speed Updating is back for 2017!

Speed Updating is back for 2017 and will be held in Launceston during the Fruit Growers Tasmania annual conference in May. APAL's Speed Updating program offers quick, informative snippets of relevant research, development and extension (RD&E) activities happening within the apple and pear industry. So, if you like to keep up-to-date with RD&E happening in the Australian apple [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|News|

Increasing, supporting and promoting Australian exports

With a goal to increase export volumes across all Australian varieties and brands, APAL's commercial division recently hosted Pink Lady Australia's pre-season meeting for Pink Lady® exporters. Australian Pink Lady exporters recently met at the APAL office to discuss the 2017 export season. Back L-R: Andrew Mandemaker, Tim Nethersole, Peter Richardson, Geoffrey Hagarty, Cameron Brown, Baden [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Exporting, News|

Ceravolos take out hort awards

APAL congratulates the team at Ceravolo Orchards, South Australia, who on Friday were awarded the Weekly Times Coles 2016 Horticulture Farmer of the Year award. Apple industry innovators Joyce and Joseph Ceravolo are part of the team that took out the Weekly Times Coles 2016 Horticulture Farmer of the Year Award this week. [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|News|

Australian Fruitgrower – Feb/Mar 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. Read more CEO Report It’s been a busy period at APAL with significant effort put in to developing the organisation’s Strategic Plan, some staff changes and ongoing [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Australian Fruitgrower|

Future Orchards walks – Autumn 2017

The autumn 2017 series of Future Orchards walks have been scheduled for March 2017 and will feature Dale Goldy from Stemilt – one of the largest fruit companies in Washington State, USA – and local pest expert David Williams. Download the Future Orchards walks - Autumn 2017 flyer. David will join the Northern [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Future Orchards, News|

Feedback sought for industry plan

Apple and pear growers are encouraged to read the draft SIP and provide their feedback on how industry levies should be invested between 2017-2021. Hort Innovation has released the draft Apple and pear Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) that will guide how they invest industry levies and is seeking grower feedback until Friday, 27 [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|Hort Innovation, News|

APAL farewells Sophie Clayton

APAL will sadly farewell Communications Manager Sophie Clayton next week after being in the role for over three years. APAL Communications Manager Sophie Clayton is leaving APAL after three years in the role. During her time at APAL Sophie has led the apple and pear industry communications project. She has introduced numerous communications [...]

By |January 11th, 2017|APAL, News|

APAL farewells Olivia Tait

After two years as Market Development Manager, Olivia Tait is moving on from her role at APAL. After two years as Market Development Manager, Olivia Tait is moving on from her role at APAL. During her time at APAL, Olivia has successfully helped to increase export opportunities for Australian apple and pear growers [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|APAL, News|

Apple growers hopeful about ‘no added wax’ apples

Both Woolworths and Coles have decided to sell more apples with no added wax in 2017 in a move that the industry hopes will bring consumer attention back to apples as a healthy and tasty natural snack. APAL's position APAL is happy when retailers find new ways to excite consumers about apples and encourage [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Marketing, News|

APAL farewells Leanne Groves

APAL Company Secretary and Accounts Manager Leanne Groves is leaving APAL after almost 11 years. After almost 11 years working for APAL we are sadly farewelling our Company Secretary and Accounts Manager Leanne Groves at the end of 2016. When Leanne first started working at APAL there were five full-time staff members and [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|APAL, News|