2021 Autumn Future Orchards® Walk – SA
Is Covid-19 reshaping our orchards and industry?
In coming years, we may reflect on 2020 as the year we saw a step-change in how our industry attracts and retains permanent and seasonal labour.
So what could a more resilient and reliable labour supply look like, how will our orchard design and operations need to change, and how will this flow through to immediate and longer-term business investments and profitability?
Ross Wilson and Craig Hornblow from AgFirst will join our Autumn Future Orchards® walks online from New Zealand to explore some actions that you can take to reshape your labour needs and your orchard to
- get the job done on time and well
- reduce the costs of labour per kg of fruit
- ensure orchards are workable by a broader demographic of staff, and
- make orchards an employer of choice
Local Orchard walk – Nicol Orchard
Join us at the Nicol Orchard where Susie Green from Apple and Pear Growers Association of SA and FLA Paul James will lead a discussion on the attributes of different managed club varieties at the orchard including Jazz™, Envy™, MiApple®, Bravo™ grown using a range of planting systems.
|1 pm||Light lunch provided on arrival
|1:30 pm||Streamed presentation plus live Q&A session
Ross Wilson and Craig Hornblow, AgFirst
How is Covid-19 reshaping our orchards?
Lenswood Bowling Club
|2:45 pm||In-orchard demonstration
Susie Green and Paul James
Registration is essential to ensure compliance with COVID safety regulations.
By registering in advance you will receive a reminder the day before and an hour before the event commences.