New Zealand study tour for Goulburn Valley young growers, 2011 (AP10700)
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What was it all about?
The Goulburn Valley young growers group regularly met as a group prior, during and post fruit growing seasons to crossover information, have a meal and a few drinks and to also discuss and plan their next trip to see what the group can learn from other growing regions. Previous trips involved visiting orchards in Southern Victoria, Adelaide Hills of South Australia and previous trips to the U.S.
Many of the previous study visits were to areas where more high density plantings of apples could be observed. The group consisted of a mixture of apple and pear growers for the Goulburn Valley and the difficulty when planning a trip to visit other growing areas was choosing orchards and fruit growing areas that a variety of local growers could benefit from what they saw and heard from other orchardists.
After meeting prior to the beginning of the growing season the young growers decided to have their next study tour to the Nelson growing area in New Zealand. The area was known for having a lot of orchards under the age of 10 years of both apples and pears and a local pomefruit industry geared to export.
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This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the financial support of Fruit Growers Victoria Ltd.
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