Susie Green

South Australia state report – Apr/May 2018

With harvest now under way, growers are seeing the real impact of the hailstorms that struck last October. As was expected, earlier varieties seem to have been less affected than many of the later varieties, and we will see over the coming weeks the impacts on final packouts. We are working with Hort Innovation, with [...]

By |April 20th, 2018|South Australia|

South Australia wins planning exemption for orchard netting

South Australian growers will no longer be required to seek local council planning consent for orchard netting after the State Government agreed to grant an exemption from planning requirements. Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA (APGASA) put a submission into the Simplify Regulation Unit of the South Australian Government last year calling for horticultural [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Netting, hail and sunburn, News, South Australia|

SA state report – Dec 2017/Jan 2018

After a difficult growing season last year, this year was shaping up to be a good season in SA, with strong blossom and good fruit set. However, nature once again threw a fairly big curve-ball our way, with a strong southerly cold system blowing through in the early hours of 30 October, bringing with it [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|South Australia|

SA state report – Oct/Nov 2017

Spring has started with another flurry of cold, wet weather in South Australia and now, with full water storages, growers are looking to some warmer and drier conditions with flowering just around the corner.  Competitors and winners of best apples and pears at the Royal Adelaide Show 2017. Our major focus has been on [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|South Australia|

SA state report – Aug/Sep 2017

As we pass through mid-winter and the shortest day of the year, once again the focus for South Australia is reflecting on weather conditions.  SA growers enjoy their end-of-season dinner. After we experienced one of the wettest years on record last year, this June was one of the driest starts to winter on [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|South Australia|

SA state report – April/May 2017

Growers are in full swing now, with harvest well underway, after a bit of a late start to the season. It is with great pleasure that for the first time in many editions, I can report on some fine, warm conditions, which are helping with fruit development. Despite the very challenging growing season, some reasonable [...]

By |April 1st, 2017|South Australia|

South Australia state report – Feb/Mar 2017

The recurring theme for South Australian updates this season seems to be crazy weather, and this month’s report is no different. After a relatively cool, dry spell through December, we were faced with a hot Christmas and then another wild storm lashed the state, dumping more than 140mm of rain in some areas in a [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|South Australia|

South Australia state report – Dec 2016/Jan 2017

To say it has been a challenging start to the season weather-wise is an understatement. Following on from two very dry years, growers were pleased to receive good rainfall through the winter months, replenishing water resources and filling soil profiles. However, the rain didn’t stop and continued on well into spring, with a series of [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|South Australia|

South Australia state report – Aug/Sep 2016

The Future Orchards® visit to the Adelaide Hills in June saw another good turnout of growers, with plenty of interest in the guest presentations on mechanisation, followed by a robust in-field discussion on pruning to achieve optimum outcomes. It was apparent in the blocks that were reviewed that understanding bud numbers was critical. South Australia [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|South Australia|

SA celebrates ‘Pick a Pink Lady™ Day’

Blog author: Susie Green CEO Apple and Pear Growers Association of South Australia 08 8389 8453 aplnpear@ozemail.com.au Families flocked to Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills on Sunday 4 May 2014 to enjoy the rare opportunity to visit commercial orchards and taste fresh Pink Lady™ apples picked straight from the tree. In a first for South Australia’s [...]

By |May 13th, 2014|News, South Australia|