2019 Stonefruit Research Roadshow

2019 Stonefruit Research Roadshow

Agriculture Victoria’s 2019 Stonefruit Research Roadshow will be held in the Riverland, Sunraysia and Goulburn-Murray regions across a series of events in August.

Agriculture Victoria Senior Research Scientist Dr Mark O’Connell said the roadshow is an opportunity to meet with growers and industry to discuss the latest results from Agriculture Victoria’s Profitable Stonefruit Research Program undertaken at Tatura and at AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience in Melbourne.

“These roadshows have been held annually since 2016 and previous participants have confirmed they want to know more about how to best manage their orchards for high-quality fruit that meets the preferences of consumers,” Dr O’Connell said.

“One of our key presenters, Christine Frisina, is completing her PhD on harvest maturity impacting fruit quality and will report her interesting findings.”

This year’s roadshow presenters and topics include:

  • Industry updates – Trevor Ranford, Summerfruit Australia CEO

  • Harvest maturity impacting fruit quality – Christine Frisina, Agriculture Victoria

  • Irrigation management impacts on fruit quality – Dr Mark O’Connell, Agriculture Victoria

  • Observations from monitoring export fruit: sea freight and air freight – Glenn Hale, Agriculture Victoria

  • Stonefruit cultivar performance during export and predicting shelf life – Dr John Lopresti, Agriculture Victoria

  • New fruit quality monitoring technology – Dr Dario Stefanelli, Agriculture Victoria

  • Profitable Stonefruit e-newsletter, plus new website features – Mark Hincksman, Agriculture Victoria.

2019 Stonefruit Research Roadshow

LocationAddress Date and time
Renmark Renmark Hotel

Murray Ave

Renmark SA

7pm, Tues 13 August 2019
Swan Hill Murray Downs Golf and Country Club

Murray Downs Drive

Murray Downs NSW

7pm, Wed 14 August 2019
Cobram Grand Central Hotel

36 Punt Road

Cobram VIC

7pm, Thurs 15 August 2019

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