Future Orchards library

The Future Orchards® library provides growers access to key resources from the program. This page provides quick access to current events, webinars and recently added materials. Visit the archive library or click on each of the topics below to view specific resources from the duration of the program.

June 2018 orchard walks

  • Optimize pruning and fruit quality in apple orchards, Stefano Musacchi (USA) – Part 1Part 2
  • Optimize pruning and fruit quality in pear orchards, Stefano Musacchi (USA) – Part  1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3
  • Improving fruit quality, Ross Wilson and Steve Spark, AgFirst

November 2017 orchard walks

June 2017 orchard walks

Future Orchards webinars

The Future Orchards webinars are a series of short educational videos for Australian apple and pear growers.

Archive library

Or click on the topics below to view documents in the archive library.
Climate modification/risk management
Varieties and rootstocks
Orchard systems
Pre-plant preparation
Post-plant care
Pruning and training
Growth regulators
Vigour balance
Biennial bearing
Chemical thinning
Crop loading and hand thinning
Fruit monitoring
Pest and disease
Spray technology
Fruit quality
General orchard husbandry
Harvest management
Post harvest management
Pear production masterclass
Labour efficiency
Orchard profitability
Measure, manage, improve
Tools and calculators
OrchardNet® training and resources
Focus Orchard updates
Grower case studies
2017 Trial reports
2015/16 Trial reports
2014 Trial reports
2013 Trial reports
Business development program
Future Orchards 2012 and the monitor blocks
Facilitator summary notes 
Monitor block forms
Other documents
Future Orchards webinars
Australian Fruitgrower magazine articles