Lisa Malone

About Lisa Malone

Head of Communications & Media, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd
lmalone@apal.org.au
03 9329 3511

APAL Leads Calls for National Netting Program

Record temperatures, devastating storms and drought-related pest infestations have prompted the apple and pear industry to call for a government-subsidised National Netting Program. Led by APAL, state members, federal members, and candidates are being lobbied to: Establish a national netting grant program; Introduce accelerated depreciation for netting; Improved ease and accessibility of low-interest loans; and [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|APAL, Government submissions, Netting, hail and sunburn, News|

New path for trans-Tasman breeding program

A new ownership structure for the trans-Tasman breeding program, Prevar, will benefit growers on both sides of the Tasman. Prevar was established in 2005 to commercialise new apple and pear cultivars bred by New Zealand’s research organisation Plant & Food Research Limited (PFR). Since its establishment, Prevar has delivered 12 cultivars to Australian growers. Brands that have been [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Branding, News, R&D updates, Varieties and rootstock|

Northern Tasmania declared fruit fly free

Northern Tasmania was officially reinstated as a Pest Free Area today, re-opening the door to domestic trade. Fruit Growers’ Tasmania, CEO, Stuart Burgess welcomed the positive news and thanked Tasmanian growers impacted by the exclusion zone. “There have been no fruit flies detected in Northern Tasmania over the past six months thanks to a collaborative [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Biosecurity, Exporting, News|