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A needs analysis for IPM R&D in the Apple and Pear Industry
Project Code: AP15014
Status: Completed project
The purpose of this needs analysis was to provide a better understanding of the current use of integrated pest management (IPM) in the apple and pear industry, to consider the efficacy of the industry’s current IPM Manual in guiding practice, and to investigate whether IPM is an enabler or impediment to market access.
Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which is available to order at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).
Recently completed marketing activity
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the apple and pear industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
National apple and pear grower communications program
Project Code: AP15007
Status: Ongoing project
Beginning at the end of 2015, this program ensures apple and pear growers are kept up-to-date with the latest industry news, information and R&D updates. Its ultimate goal is to support the industry as a whole to advance and grow.
Understanding apple and pear production systems in a changing climate
Review of the Biosecurity Plan for the Apple and Pear Industry
PIPS Orchard Productivity Program
Profitable pears: maximising productivity and quality of new pear varieties
Physiological, metabolic and molecular basis of biennial bearing in apple / Physiological, metabolic and molecular basis of biennial bearing in apple – Australian component of AP15002
Integrated pest and disease management – phase 2
Improved tree and fruit nutrition for the Australian apple industry
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the apple and pear page at Hortlink Spring
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the apple and pear industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Friday 27 January 2017 to get in any final feedback.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's apple and pear Relationship Manager, Mark Spees, on 0439 574 173 or Fund Manager Stuart Burgess on 0417 536 300.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the apple and pear SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Apple and Pear (including AFPIP)||Melbourne, VIC||May 16, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Gold Coast, QLD||June 24, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Stanthorpe, QLD||July 21, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Perth Hills, Donnybrook, Manjimup, WA||July 25-26, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Adelaide Hills, SA||July 29, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Tasmania||August 3-4, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Northern & Southern Loop, VIC||August 30-31, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Orange/Batlow, NSW||August 22-23, 2016|
|Apple and Pear||Sydney||November 2, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the apple and pear industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Barnett Sinclair Hyams||Guevgeli Orchard||NSW|
|James Walters||Lenswood Co‐operative||SA|
|John Power||Batlow Fruit Co-operative||NSW|
|Kevin Sanders||H&LM Sanders||VIC|
|Peter Hall||M J Hall and Sons (pear grower)||VIC|
|Phil Pyke||Fruit Growers Tasmania||TAS|
|Robert Green||Oakleigh Orchards||SA|
|Scott Dunk||N&A Group||NSW|
|Craig Chester||Apple and Pear Australia Ltd||VIC|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||May 16, 2016||Melbourne Airport, VIC||Download|
|Meeting 2||June 14, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
|Meeting 3||June 24, 2016||Gold Coast, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 4||November 2, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 5||November 17, 2016||Teleconference||Download|