2021 Autumn Future Orchards® Walk – Stanthorpe
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
Steven Tancred will discuss outcomes from the 2020-21 field trials of Brevis applied to managed varieties including Kalei® and Envy™.
Mark Heyward from Phytech will talk about their irrigation decision support tool can improve irrigation and fruit quality.
Local Orchard Walk – Nicoletti Orchard
Host Daniel Nicoletti and Stephen Tancred will discuss will discuss the performance of their different apple varieties.
|9 am||Streamed presentation plus live Q&A session
Ross Wilson and Craig Hornblow, AgFirst
How is Covid-19 reshaping our orchards?
Stephen Tancred – Trial Update
Mark Heyward from Phytech
|10:15 am||In-orchard demonstration
Stephen Tancred and Daniel Nicoletti
|12 pm||Concludes – lunch provided|
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.
APAL Stanthorpe Front Line Adviser – Stephen Tancred on 0407 762 888 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Future Orchards® is an APAL project funded by Hort Innovation using the apple and pear levy with matched funds from the Australian Government.