Call for APAL Director nominations

Apple and Pear Australia Ltd is seeking nominations from A Class members who live in Tasmania or Queensland, and/or grow pears and are interested in filling three Director vacancies on the Board of APAL representing the states of Tasmania, Queensland, and Pears respectively. APAL Directors hold office for three years, after which time the position falls [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|APAL, News, Pears, Queensland, Tasmania|

Win a drone with Industry Pulse survey

The future is brimming with artificial intelligence, new varieties, foreign investment and access to new and booming markets. These present some exciting opportunities for Australian apple and pear growers, but also a great deal of uncertainty. That’s why we’ve launched our Industry Pulse survey to understand how you will manage your orchard business into the [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|APAL, News, Opportunities, Technology and robotics|

Strategic Marketing Panel enters recruitment phase

Transformation of the apple and pear industry’s long-term marketing strategy has entered a critical new phase with recruitment commencing for a Strategic Marketing Panel (SMP). With the backing of growers’, APAL has been working with Hort Innovation since late last year on the best approach for delivering an impactful long-term marketing strategy and annual plan [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|APAL, Branding, Exporting, Industry Issues, Marketing, News|

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|

APAL’s Future Business

APAL’s newest program Future Business will be launching during the APAL sessions at Hort Connections, Monday, 24 June. Future Business is a new initiative from APAL, which aims to help business owners with non-growing business-related activities to add value and drive profit across the industry. The program will complement Future Orchards® and together they will [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|APAL, News|

Award winners aren’t slowing down any time soon

As the APAL Forum and Awards for Excellence approach in June, we caught up with some of last year's winners to see what they've been working on since winning the award. We spoke with David Williams, winner of last year's Lifetime Achievement award, and Nathan Barolli, winner of last year's Rising Star award. David Williams [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|APAL, News|

Best wishes Angus!

After five years at the helm of the Future Orchards®  programme, APAL technical manager Angus Crawford has announced he will move on from the organisation to pursue new challenges in agriculture. Under his stewardship, Future Orchards has gone from strength-to-strength delivering practical learning opportunities across growing systems, varieties, rootstocks, chemical use and application. At the centre-piece of this programme, [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|APAL, News|

2019 APAL Awards for Excellence

Nominations for the 2019 APAL Awards for Excellence are open until 23 April at 5:00pm. 2019 Winners will be announced on 24 June at a dedicated Breakfast at Cargo Hall, South Wharf.  Each winner will be nominated for the Hort Connections combined industry awards. Nominate Now! Do you know someone who [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|APAL|

APAL welcomes Larissa Vaughan to Events role

Larissa Vaughan has joined the Communications team as the new Program Manager, taking over from Richelle Zealley who has moved into a new role within APAL. Larissa comes from an extensive background in association/membership event management, including senior event and program manager roles with Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA, and, most recently, the Urban Development [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|APAL, News|

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|