2017-18 Annual Report – APAL

Download APAL's Annual Report 2017-18. APAL’s Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available as a download. This year’s report is provided in a streamlined form and includes financial statements and auditor’s report. Download APAL’s annual report 2017-18.

By |November 5th, 2018|Annual reports, APAL|

2016-17 Annual Report – APAL

Download APAL's Annual Report 2016-17. APAL’s Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available as a download. This year’s report is provided in a streamlined form and includes financial statements and auditor’s report. Download APAL’s annual report 2016-17.

By |June 28th, 2018|Annual reports, APAL|

APAL seeks director nominations for SA, WA

APAL is seeking nominations for  two positions of  Directors of the APAL Board - representing South Australia and Western Australia - as part of the routine process of director rotation. APAL directors hold office for three years, after which time the position is re-opened and a new round of nominations sought. Current directors are eligible for and can nominate [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|APAL, News|

APAL announces 2018 award recipients

APAL has announced the recipients of its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Hort Connections 2018 with Victorian grower Gerard Alampi, Prima Fresh, taking out Grower of the Year. Nominations were submitted to the APAL Board for consideration with a number of high quality and impressive candidates being proposed. Congratulations to all the recipients and a [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|APAL, News|

Q&A with 2016 award winner, Mel Ware

Before this year's Awards for Excellence are presented in June, the 2016 recipient of the Rising Star of the Year award, Mel Ware, reflected on what receiving the award meant to her. Where do you work, Mel? I am employed as the orchard manager of Mahnew Orchard at Lenswood, South Australia. Which award did you [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|APAL|

Q&A with 2016 award winner, Mark Trzaskoma

Ahead of this year's Awards for Excellence, we had a talk with previous winner, Mark Trzaskoma, about the significance of the awards. Tell us about yourself, Mark. I live in Warragul, West Gippsland, Victoria, where I am the production manager for Battunga Orchards. We are a vertically integrated company that currently produces apples and pears [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|APAL|

2018 Awards for Excellence

Thank you to everyone who nominated an industry superstar - nominations for the apple and pear industry Awards for Excellence are now closed. Each winner and runner-up will also be nominated for the Hort Connections combined industry awards. The Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements of our industry’s most successful growers, researchers, people [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|APAL|

Understanding a board’s role; insights from the APAL Chair

Have you ever wondered about the purpose of a board of directors (board), or more specifically the APAL Board; how it benefits the Australian apple and pear industry and how it is working towards a better future for growers? Your questions might be answered here. Upon joining APAL as chair, Michele Allan set key [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|APAL|

SIAP meets to consider SA hail response

The apple and pear Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) which advises Hort Innovation on apple and pear levy investment met in mid December to review South Australian hail impact assessments and consider a proposed domestic marketing concept. The focus of the extraordinary teleconference meeting was to provide a quick response to the completed assessment of the [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|APAL, Hort Innovation, Netting, hail and sunburn, News|

APAL Chair Michele Allan Report to 2017 AGM

  APAL Chair Michele Allan Welcome everyone, and thank you very much for attending APAL’s AGM here in Melbourne. I welcome those of you who have travelled from country Victoria and interstate to be here. There’s always a lot to do in the orchard in spring, so we appreciate you taking the time [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|APAL|