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Opportunity to trial online WHS system

Australian apple and pear growing businesses have the opportunity to participate in a free trial of an online workplace health and safety (WHS) management system. APAL is working with South Australian-based Safe Ag Systems to provide an opportunity for eight businesses, of varying size and location, to participate in a three-month free trial of the software. [...]

Cosmic Crisp® arrives in Australia

Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive Australian rights to Cosmic Crisp® Apples. After widespread planting in the US, the Cosmic Crisp® apple is launching in Australia thanks to an exclusive agreement between Yarra Valley-based fruit grower, packer, and marketer Red Rich Fruits and varietal managers Proprietary Variety Management (PVM). A red apple with striking starburst-like lenticels, [...]

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|

ACCC calls for views on collective bargaining

  The ACCC is seeking feedback from growers and industry professionals on their proposal to develop a class exemption that would provide legal protection for businesses to collectively bargain with customers or suppliers without having to apply to the ACCC. This feedback must be submitted by 3 July 2019 at which point the ACCC will make a [...]

Q&A with Navid Yazdani

After attending the APAL post-harvest seminar in January, Navid Yazdani reached out to APAL in search of horticultral work in Australia. APAL's Alex Wisdom spoke with Navid in a short Q&A. Navid: First of all, I want to thank you for giving me a chance to share my story with apple and pear producers across [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Opportunities|

Harvesting the sun to reduce energy costs

Rachele Group Fruit packing shed's new solar panels. A third generation pear growing family is harvesting the sun to cut its energy use by one-third after installing solar panels across its two cold storage sheds. The Rachele Family has been growing, packing, and transporting pears, nectarines, plums and peaches to supermarkets shelves from [...]

Office space available at Fruit Growers Victoria

Fruit Growers Victoria currently have a furnished office space available for rent at their Mooroopna offices. Floor space approximately 5m x 4m Furniture includes a large desk chair, filing cabinet, and cupboards Use of meeting room available Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities Expansive parking Renal cost includes utilities (electricity, water, aircon/heating) Contact: 5825 3700 or office@fgv.com.au View [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Opportunities|

5 places for Australians to study Agriculture

Tertiary study and further education have always been pathways to more technical roles and a way for new graduates to develop business skills and become more well-rounded professionals. While it may be tempting to rely on “learn by doing” experience, this will not necessarily equip the next generation to deal with a fast-changing world. With [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Education, Opportunities, Scholarships, Training and workshops|

Churchill Fellowships 2019

A Churchill Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented Australian Citizens to travel overseas to investigate inspiring practices they're passionate about to enable the exchange of knowledge, technology, and experience for the benefit of Australian Society. It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Opportunities, Scholarships|

Hort industry seeks your say on new strategic direction

Hort Innovation have called out to industry stakeholders to get involved and provide their input on the direction of the new corporate strategy. Under the leadership of CEO Matt Brand, a national roadshow of consultation workshops will kick off in New South Wales at the end of this month, visiting all states and territories, concluding in April. Matt [...]