Support for

Creating a better future for Australian apple and pear growers,
through industry leadership and commercial advancement.

Future Orchards® Trial Program

APAL is excited to announce the launch of the Future Orchards® Trial Program, a small-scale research program aimed at responding to emerging issues and enabling growers to explore new concepts on-farm and learn valuable skills along the way.

The majority of projects sought for this program are likely to be single-year studies with expected budgets ranging from $2,000 to $10,000; some larger projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

This funding can be used to undertake the project activities, purchase necessary equipment or access services with successful applicants required to report on the outcomes, with all findings to be published in an annual research review outlining their findings. 

Projects will be available in two formats: 

If you require further information or have questions surrounding the program, please contact Nic Finger at [email protected] 

Please complete the form below to submit an expression of interest for consideration.