November Future Orchards® Virtual Walk

Future Orchards®

Preparing for a profitable harvest in a pandemic

What are the critical summer orchard activities you can do to enhance productivity, improve fruit quality and maximise profitability under the current pandemic conditions? How would you complete your harvest if there was a local COVID outbreak?

Join us in November for the Future Orchards® virtual walk where we will explore actions you can implement today to prepare your orchard for the coming harvest and share experiences from real-time examples from other local horticulture industries.

You will hear from

Jonathan Brookes from AgFirst and Nic Finger from Fruit Help who will identify how to get the most efficiency out of your orchard and labour team, and provide practical tools and techniques for planning and monitoring your crop.

A panel of Australian horticulture representatives who are in the middle of a COVID harvest right now, will share lessons learnt and what to consider if a Covid-19 breakout hits your orchard. The discussion will be facilitated by Justin Smith, Industry Services Manager for APAL. The panel members include:

  • Ashley Napolitano, General Manager, Sunland Fresh Fruit & Director of Fruit Growers Victoria
  • Rachel Mackenzie, Executive Director, Berries Australia

Registration is essential

Make sure to book yourself in early. You we will be sent a reminder the day before and an hour before your session.

If you are unable to attend the live session, we will be recording the online presentations and making it available a few days later.

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Future Orchards® is an APAL project, delivered in partnership with AgFirst and funded by Hort Innovation using the apple and pear levy with matched funds from the Australian Government.