APAL is compiling a list of useful services and products for Australian apple and pear growers, please contact APAL if you know a service or product that could be listed here.
Pollination services and information
- BeeAware is a hub of information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops. The site contains an extensive range of information about exotic and established pests and diseases of honey bees, and helps beekeepers to identify and respond to these pest threats. It also contains information about the pollination of crops and how beekeepers and growers can work together to provide and receive best practice pollination services.
Labour and employment agencies
- Harvest Trail
- Seasonal Worker Program: helps contribute to the economic development of participating countries, while also offering Australian employers in the horticulture industry the ability to employ workers from eight selected Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste when they cannot find enough local labour to satisfy seasonal demand.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6240 5234.
Packing shed and cool room equipment and products
Processed apples and pears
- Horticulture Code of Conduct: under the Code, apple and pear growers and wholesalers can request help to resolve disputes with the Horticulture Mediation Adviser. The service is free and it can help with a variety of disputes include those relating to price, payment and quality. Contact the Horticulture Mediation Adviser: 1800 206 385 or email@example.com.
- National Residue Survey for pome fruit: the NRS of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture provides a free service for growers and pack houses to test their fruit for chemical and pesticide residues. Contact Chris Williams on 02 6272 3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact APAL if you provide a useful service or product for apple and pear growers and would like to be listed here.