2021 Autumn Future Orchards® Walk – Goulburn Valley: 15 March 2021

Date and time: 2021-03-15 14:00
Location: Calimna Orchard, 90 Minchin Road, Ardmona, VIC 3629

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Is Covid-19 reshaping our orchards and industry?

Join us back in orchard as the Autumn Future Orchards® walk explores the immediate challenges triggered by Covid-19 and how these are reshaping our orchards and our industry. Has Covid-19 moved us closer to a labour-less orchard – and if so, what will be different about its design, technology, operation and production costs?

Join Ross Wilson and Craig Hornblow from AgFirst as they discuss achieving key objectives required to meet the labour and efficiency challenges, drawing on orchard design, technology and production costs.

What you will hear in the presentations

Ross Wilson and Craig Hornblow from AgFirst will discuss:

  • Lessons learnt from the challenges presented by the pandemic
  • A vision and objectives for moving forward
  • Setting up new blocks to meet the objectives
  • Changing existing blocks to meet the objectives
  • Evaluate technology that will help to meet the objectives
  • Becoming an employer of choice

To ensure that we abide by VIC COVID safety regulations registration is essential

Make sure to book yourself in early. You we will be sent a reminder the day before and an hour before your session.

Visit the APAL website for more information and to register

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