PIPS Post-harvest quality Technology

Hort Connections: APAL Technical Sessions

Ross Wilson

 

 

Tuesday 25 June | 2.00pm – four.00pm | Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre 

Future Orchards Replace

Ross Wilson, Horticultural Marketing consultant, AgFirst

Session Synopsis

Ross will replace the viewers on the important thing outcomes of FO within the final 12 months and look ahead for the subsequent 12. He may even replace on new instruments made obtainable via the undertaking.

Bio

Ross Wilson is a founding member of AgFirst in New Zealand and brings over 30 years’ horticulture expertise to the enterprise. A grower in his personal proper, Ross has frontline expertise with the problems orchardists face, and presents his grower shoppers an entire consultancy service.

Grower schooling is a ardour, and Ross is a key driver of APAL’s Future Orchards® program, he commonly leads subject days for numerous tasks, making certain the newest technical advances and good tree administration methods make it to the arms of growers.

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Climatic Occasions – Methods to mitigate local weather danger
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Stephanie Midgley, Affiliate Professor, Division of Horticultural Science, Stellenbosch College, South Africa

Session Synopsis

Deciduous fruit growers in South Africa are dealing with growing dangers and damages from climatic occasions reminiscent of warmth, hail and drought, however are responding to the challenges in some ways. This presentation will present a background to the local weather dangers (current and future) within the rising areas, grower responses to current occasions (backed by related utilized science), and analysis and know-how wants for creating higher resilience with out sacrificing profitability.

Bio

Stephanie Midgley an unbiased researcher in sustainable agriculture, meals safety and local weather change. Her present analysis focus is on quantifying the water use of apple timber and orchards and the water financial savings that may be achieved with applied sciences like rootstock selection and shade netting. The analysis goals to know how these financial savings are achieved physiologically, whereas additionally optimising fruit manufacturing and high quality. She has beforehand carried out analysis on the consequences of local weather and crop administration on fruit sunburn.

Stephanie’s expertise consists of a number of tasks throughout southern Africa, together with the event of the Local weather Change Response Framework and Implementation Plan for the Agricultural Sector within the Western Cape Province of South Africa (often known as the SmartAgri Plan).

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Matching varieties to your weather conditions

Dr Susanna Turpin

Dr Susanna Turpin, Hort Fruit Breeder, TDI Choose Fruits

Session Synopsis

The rise in winter warming and numbers of days above 35oC in summer time in lots of elements of Australia has highlighted the significance of choosing new cultivars suited to their surroundings and adaptableness to future climatic change. Info on their place of birth, parentage, chill requirement and sunburn tolerance, and their sample of blush improvement and loss can present a sign of their suitability to a area.

Bio

Dr Susanna Turpin has over 30 years’ expertise in horticulture analysis, principally for the Victorian authorities as a peach and pear fruit breeder. This has led to the discharge of two recent market pear cultivars: ANP-0118 and ANP-0131 and 4 canning peach cultivars, together with Tatura Blaze. Extra just lately she contributed to the Hort Innovation undertaking “Understanding apple and pear manufacturing techniques in a altering local weather”. She now undertakes horticultural analysis and fruit analysis work on a contract foundation buying and selling as TDI Choose Fruits.

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Australian Pome Fruit Enchancment Program Replace
Tom Frankcomb

Tom Frankcomb Operations Supervisor APFIP Ltd

Session Synopsis

Tom can be updating the business of the present actions and future plans of Australian Pome Fruit Enchancment Program Replace (APFIP) because it refocuses on delivering its providers to fruit growers.

Bio

Tom has lately joined APFIP because the Operations Supervisor answerable for managing the business owned and funded organisation. Tom, a fifth-generation fruit grower initially from Tasmania, brings his in depth expertise and information of fruit rising to APFIP to additional develop the companies apple and pear selection analysis program, rootstock analysis and certification methods.

Following a Nuffield Scholarship in 2009, Tom moved from fruit rising, targeted on the household enterprise within the Huon Valley, into the recent produce provide chain sector with a number of roles in fruit import /export corporations.

Tom who eats lots of fruit, can also be very specific in with the ability to purchase good fruit to eat, at retail day-after-day.

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Worthwhile Pears – Maximising productiveness and high quality of latest pear varieties
Dr Ian Goodwin

Dr Ian Goodwin, Analysis Supervisor – Horticulture Manufacturing Sciences, Agriculture Victoria Analysis, Division of Jobs, Precincts and Areas

Session Synopsis

Ian will current an replace of outcomes from analysis within the Worthwhile Pears SmartFarm at Tatura. The consequences of tree density, coaching system, rootstock and daylight on yield and fruit high quality of blush pears might be introduced.

Bio

Dr Ian Goodwin is the Analysis Supervisor of Horticulture Manufacturing Sciences in Agriculture Victoria. Ian has over 30 years’ expertise in horticulture analysis and improvement with a concentrate on irrigation administration, local weather challenges, tree physiology and orchard agronomy. Profession highlights have been to analysis and develop regulated deficit irrigation and examine easy approaches to estimate crop water necessities in wine grapes and fruit timber.

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Pollination of apple flowers: what number of visits are wanted to supply fruit
Romina Rader

Dr Romina Rader, Senior Lecturer, College of New England

Session Synopsis

Coming Quickly!

Bio

Dr Romina Rader is a Senior Lecturer on the College of New England, Armidale, NSW. She is presently engaged on crop pollination by bees and different taxa that go to a variety of fruit crops together with mango, melon avocado, raspberry and blueberry. Dr Rader’s experience consists of the event of strategies to quantify the effectiveness of pollinators in agricultural methods. She has used large-scale subject experiments to find out the space pollinators transport viable pollen from crops and demonstrated that wild and managed pollinators present stability to crop pollination providers over time.

Dr Rader is a part of a worldwide community of pollination ecologists engaged on numerous analysis questions regarding pollinator group effectiveness, together with what number of visits are required for crops to set fruit and the way totally different pollinators can impression fruit high quality. She accomplished her PhD in 2011 on pollinator assemblages in mass flowering crops and following that, two postdocs at Rutgers College within the USA and Stockholm College in Sweden. Romina’s group at UNE in Armidale are presently learning which pollinators –bees, flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, and birds, in addition to different taxa – go to which crops in several farming methods, and what environmental elements make pollinators much less or simpler.

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Wednesday 26 June | 2.00pm – four.00pm | Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre 

 

Apple and Pear Advertising Levy Replace

Olivia Gray, Advertising Supervisor, Hort InnovationOlivia Grey

Session Synopsis

Coming Quickly!

Bio

Olivia Gray is the advertising supervisor for apples and pears at Hort Innovation, a not-for-profit, grower-owned NGO that delivers greater than $100 million in advertising and analysis and improvement actions throughout the horticulture business annually.

Since becoming a member of in November 2017, Olivia has been liable for managing the apple and pear advertising levy to ship constructive outcomes for business via the event and implementation of huge scale, perception led advertising packages. She can also be chargeable for the raspberry and blackberry and turf advertising levies at Hort Innovation.

Olivia has a wealth of expertise working in advertising, gross sales and commerce advertising for international Quick Shifting Shopper Items firm Reckitt Benckiser, managing prime tier manufacturers like Scholl, Veet and Durex. She additionally has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Advertising, and a Bachelor of Regulation from the College of New South Wales.

Olivia is predicated in Sydney, and is captivated with meals advertising and knowledge analytics.

 

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Built-in pest and illness administration
David Williams

David Williams, Principal Analysis Scientist, Agriculture Victoria Analysis, Agriculture Victoria, Division of Jobs, Precincts and Areas

Session Synopsis

David will talk about the contribution in the direction of built-in pest administration made by the introduction of the codling moth parasitoid Mastrus ridens. He will even report institution of the OzApplePear IPDM web site and progress in the direction of updating the nationwide IPDM guide for apples and pears.

Bio

David is a Principal Analysis Scientist-Invertebrate Sciences in Agriculture Victoria Analysis, a Department of the Victorian Division of Jobs, Precincts and Areas (DJPR). With over 40 years’ expertise in analysis and extension devoted to orchard pest administration, his work led to the creation of the profitable CropWatch pest administration advisory service. He at present leads two nationwide analysis tasks: AP15001 Built-in pest and illness administration; and AP16007 An built-in pest, illness and weed administration for the Australian apple and pear business.

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Worldwide business evaluation for DPA de-contamination, various remedies and evaluate of present greatest apply

Dr Virginia Williamson, Unbiased Marketing consultant to the horticultural business

Session Synopsis

Virginia can be talking about her just lately accomplished challenge for Hort Innovation, by which she examined options to using DPA within the apple and pear business. She may even describe some prospects for DPA removing from amenities.

Bio

Virginia has labored within the horticulture business for over 20 years, both as a researcher and lecturer or in manufacturing and retail nurseries. She gained her PhD in plant physiology and microbiology earlier than working in postharvest analysis at Knoxfield’s Horticultural Analysis Institute for a number of years. From 2011-2018, Virginia labored on the College of Melbourne, the place she taught topics in plant biology and plant safety, and acquired two School educating awards. She has supervised quite a few postgraduate college students and just lately revealed a few of that apple analysis internationally. From 2019, Virginia has mixed consultancy work with educating Plant Science part-time at Deakin College.

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Improved tree and fruit vitamin for the Australian apple business
Nigel Swarts

Dr Nigel Swarts, Analysis Fellow, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, College of Tasmania

Session Synopsis

Coming Quickly!

Bio

Dr Nigel Swarts is a Analysis Fellow within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture on the College of Tasmania. He’s within the subject of tree physiology and particularly tree crop vitamin. Nigel leads two collaborative tasks on nitrogen administration in tree crop manufacturing techniques, and is presently supervising eight PhD college students and two honours college students. Nigel has a background in Conservation Biology and Pure Useful resource Administration with analysis specializing in uncommon and endangered orchids from throughout Australia. He has a robust monitor report within the area of orchid conservation with two extremely cited evaluation articles and a ebook revealed in 2017.

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Physiological, metabolic and molecular foundation of biennial bearing in apples
Dario Stefanelli

Dr Dario Stefanelli, Senior Analysis Horticulturist, Agriculture Victoria analysis, Agriculture Victoria, Division of Jobs, Precincts and Areas

Session Synopsis

The purpose of this challenge, in its fourth yr, is to research the underlying mechanisms of flower bud induction and initiation that result in biennial bearing each in Australia (crop load administration practices) and Germany (molecular and biochemical research). Within the Australian a part of the analysis, the research focuses on the appliance of crop load gradients, from extraordinarily low to over double the widespread apply, to timber in a business orchard setting. A collection of agronomical variables are repeatedly measured alongside the season to find out the impact of the varied crop masses to tree and fruit progress. Fruit high quality can also be investigated at harvest and shall be reported on this speak.

Bio

Dr Dario Stefanelli obtained his BS and MS at Universita’ di Bologna, Italy, in Horticulture on pear rootstock analysis. He obtained his PhD at Michigan State College, USA, in Horticulture on apple orchard manufacturing and administration beneath Natural manufacturing protocols. At present Dario is working on the Agriculture Victoria Analysis division of the Division of Jobs, Precincts and Areas as Staff Chief in fruit physiology and Group Chief of natural chemistry. Main analysis focus are tree and fruit physiology and administration, bridging pre- and post-harvest. Additionally, plant physiological responses to environmental inputs, fruit high quality and maturity. Dario works in strict relationship with the horticulture business on non-destructive sensing know-how for sensible utilization alongside your complete horticulture worth chain.

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