Research Manager – Plant Production Sciences

Agriculture Research, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR)

Dr Ian Goodwin at the Tatura Pear Field Laboratory

ian.goodwin@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Project Leader for 'Profitable Pears' based at Agriculture Victoria, Tatura

Objective: Look at different management systems and management techniques to maximize productivity in new red blush pears, in an experiment orchard at Tatura.

In this orchard we are focused on 3 large experiments:

  • different planting systems,
  • irrigation and root pruning,  and
  • interaction of various rootstocks with the 3 different blush pear cultivars.