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February 2023 Future Orchards® Harvest Series – Tasmania

Future Orchards®

This Harvest Series Orchard Walk will be taking place in Tasmania on Friday, 10 February.

Jonathan Brookes, Horticulture Consultant at AgFirst for Future Orchards will use block data to lead discussions around block targets set for the season, management and potential new options and solutions if you are not tracking on target.

What you will learn:

  • Identifying your crop targets and specific management actions 
  • How to measure if you are on track 
  • Using your block data to optimise returns at harvest. 
  • Setting up for high colour harvest and a good return crop 
  • Budgeting for harvest labour  

Please note: Attendees are invited to make their own way to Peta & John Cenin Orchard for the Orchard Walk.

About Jonathan Brookes

Jonathan has been involved in the New Zealand horticultural industry for more than 30 years and has a strong practical knowledge of pipfruit. Jonathan specialises in helping professional growers identify and monitor key performance indicators for the orchard business to find practical, cost-effective solutions to help lift performance and optimise profitability.

For further information, please contact communications@apal.org.au

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