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25th Jun 2020

09:00 am - 10:45 am

Future Orchards® – The Future is now!

Join us this winter as we take a virtual stroll through a New Zealand apple orchard and hear what the best orchards are doing now and have planned for the future.

What you will see and learn while keeping your social distancing

  • Dr Nigel Swarts from TIA will provide a summary presentation on the learnings from PIPS II fertigation research project and launch the SINATA tool.
  • Steve Spark from AgFirst will explore current and future issues such as labour, trees, quality, climate and technology.
  • Your front line adviser Sophie Folder will provide an update on the latest trial being run in Tasmania.
  • Ross Wilson will take you on a virtual tour of a New Zealand orchard, discussing and demonstrating the latest critical winter tasks particularly winter pruning.

Registration is essential

Due to moving online and delivering this session virtually you will need to register to access the online webinar session. Make sure to book yourself in early, we will send you a reminder the day before and on the morning of your session.

If you are unable to attend this live, why not attend one of the other regions virtual walks, click to here to view the dates of the other sessions.

For further information

APAL Tasmania Front Line Adviser – Sophie Folder on 0439 247 172 or via email

Proudly supported by

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