PIPs and more: six apple and pear projects announcedResearch & Extension
Apple and Pear levy investment manager Hort Innovation is calling for proposals for the delivery of six continuing and new industry projects:
Strengthening cultural and biological management of pests and diseases in apple and pear orchards
The objective of the services being sought is to deliver a practical, cost effective pest and disease management system that reduces reliance on chemicals through biological and cultural options in apple and pear orchard systems.
Improved Australian apple and pear orchards soil health and plant nutrition
The objective of the services being sought is the development of apple and pear orchards systems that promote soil health which drives productivity through enhanced nutrient availability and uptake.
Independent program coordination for apple and pear productivity, irrigation, pests and soils program (PIPS3)
The objective of the services being sought is to drive the sharing of activities, results and communication between and within sub-programs operating in different geographic locations and across different organisations.
Advancing sustainable and technology driven apple orchard production systems
The objective of the services being sought is to develop better knowledge of an apple orchard production system that maximises quality, yield and labour efficiency under an increasing climate variability.
Developing smarter and sustainable pear orchards to maximise fruit quality, yield and labour efficiency
The objective of the services being sought is to develop a pear orchard production system that maximises quality, yield and labour efficiency under increasing climate variability.
Develop technology solutions for the safe production traceability and provenance of Australian apples and pears
The objective of the services being sought is to develop an apple and pear industry that is better able to harness the power of IT and data systems to collect, connect and utilise business data to reduce costs, reduce harvest losses and improve fruit quality along the supply chain.
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