APFIP farewells Mark Hankin

Longstanding Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) operations manager Mark Hankin stepped down in October after over a decade running the program. Organising the Variety Showcase events at the annual industry conference Hort Connections was just one of the many ways outgoing Operations Manager Mark Hankin drove access to better varieties in his time [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|APFIP, Varieties and rootstock|

Quality nursery stock: the foundation of a good orchard

The team at Olea Nurseries strives to deliver quality trees and is constantly looking to source new rootstocks and varieties for both commercial growers and the retail sector. All the apple trees at Olea Nursery are grown on rootstock they have propagated themselves. Luigi and Angelina Bazzani established the nursery in 1966. Their [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|APFIP, Grafting, Varieties and rootstock, WA|

Plans to boost adoption of certified trees

A new project aims to capitalise on the known production benefits of planting apple and pear trees certified under the Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) by identifying ways to increase their adoption and investigating a more self-sustaining certification system. The new APFIP project aims to capitalise on the known production benefits of planting [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|APFIP, Pests, diseases and weeds, Varieties and rootstock|

WANTED: your input on APFIP

To help identify barriers to broader adoption of certified trees in Australia, the Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) is conducting a survey of growers and nurseries. Nursery owners, apple and pear growers, and those working in these fruit-growing business as an orchard or nursery manager are invited to complete the survey and have already [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|APFIP, News|

APFIP’s work lifts orchard performance

APFIP Final Report (2011-16) For nearly 20 years the Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) has been working to increase productivity across the apple and pear industry by getting better quality varieties to growers faster. As the current project looks to wrap up and move to its next stage, we get an update on [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|APFIP, Varieties and rootstock|

Getting the best nursery tree possible

The Australian Pome Fruit Improvement Program (APFIP) is helping growers identify and purchase high quality nursery trees that suit their needs. Defining the quality of nursery trees seems to be a part of any conversation when fruit growers get together. Currently, there are at least five different types of nursery trees that growers require nurseries [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|APFIP, Varieties and rootstock|