Independent program coordination for the apple and pear Productivity, Irrigation, Pests and Soils program (PIPS3) (AP19007)
What's it all about?
This investment supports the coordination and integration of a number of projects, which together make up the ‘PIPS3’ program for the apple and pear industry (the third iteration of the Productivity, Irrigation, Pests and Soils program).
Active PIPS3 research projects include:
- Strengthening cultural and biological management of pests and diseases in apple and pear orchards (AP19002)
- Advancing sustainable and technology driven apple orchard production systems (AP19003)
- Developing smarter and sustainable pear orchards to maximise fruit quality, yield and labour efficiency (AP19005)
- Improved Australian apple and pear orchard soil health and plant nutrition (AP19006)
Activities of this overarching coordination project include improving communication within and between project teams and the apple and pear industry, coordinating linkages and activities between PIPS3 and the levy-funded Future Orchards program, and more.
To keep up-to-date with this program's activities, you can sign up to receive industry communications at www.apal.org.au.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Fund