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.

Queensland Rural Economic Development Grants Program

The Queensland Government has announced a new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program open to projects the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner has called 'shovel-ready'. “A slice of the $10 million will be awarded to successful projects across regional Queensland that add value to agricultural products, help to develop new markets, or [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

APAL strengthens growers’ voice with advocacy appointment

Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Griffith to the new role of Head of Advocacy and Government Relations. CEO Phil Turnbull said advocacy was an important area for both APAL and the apple and pear industry and the new role would significantly strengthen growers’ voice and representation [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Advocacy, News|

Federal Export Grants for Small to Medium Businesses

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity will support SME Export Hubs in the development of local, regional, and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the identified areas of competitive strength. The grants range from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises export hubs in the six Growth [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Jeftomson brings new Dazzle apple to Australia

Trial plantings of the PremA129 trees by Jeftomson in the Goulburn Valley produced high-coloured, firm, sweet apples, to be marketed as Dazzle®. Goulburn Valley grower, packer and marketer Jeftomson will manage the new Dazzle® apple in Australia, in its first foray into managed-varieties. The New Zealand-bred PremA129 variety, fruit from which will be [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Branding, Marketing, News|

Drip and microjet irrigation users workshops

Agriculture Victoria is hosting two free half-day workshops for drip and microjet irrigation users, which will be presented by Jeremy Giddings (Agriculture Victoria) and Peter Henry (Netafim Australia). The workshops will be held in Rutherglen on Wednesday 24 Oct and Tatura on Thursday 25 Oct. Topics: Understanding designs and specification sheets System monitoring: measuring pressures and discharge [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Industry Update: NSW Apple Tampering Incident

The media continues to report on instances of malicious tampering across the Australian fruit industry. These include instances involving apples, independently purchased at NSW supermarkets. These and all other fruit tampering claims are being investigated by relevant health and police authorities with police confirming instances of what appear to be ‘çopy-cat offending’ and ‘self-contamination’. Apple [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Hygiene and food safety|

Queensland Small Business Digital Grants Program

The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption. Available funding Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Apple and Pear Industry Training program

4UpSkilling has designed, with industry consultation, a horticulture training program designed for staff working in the Apple and Pear industry. It is due to start on the 18 September 2018 and will run through 2019. In recent years, the Victorian apple and pear industry has undergone significant changes, creating a need to develop and enhance the technical [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Welcome to new Relationship Manager Sam Turner

Apple and pears have a new point of contact with industry R&D with the appointment of Sam Turner as the new Hort Innovation Relationship Manager for Apples and Pears. Sam takes over from Mark Spees - who moves to citrus, tablegrapes, cherries and summerfruit - as the key industry contact with Hort Innovation, which oversees [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Hort Innovation apple and pear marketing, News|

Applications open for 2019 Rural Women’s Award

Applications are now open for the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, an award all about acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries, and communities. The Rural Women’s Award has seen nearly 300 women from rural communities and industries share their challenges and solutions to many problems faced in [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Opportunities|