Stonefruit Research Roadshows are regional events for producers, highlighting research from the Stonefruit research orchard in Tatura and research from Agribiosciences, Bundoora. They are delivered by Agriculture Victoria, in partnership with Summerfruits Australia and local grower associations (Summerfruits SA, Swan Hill Summer Fruit Development Association, and Cobram & District Fruit Growers Association).  Future roadshow events will be listed below.  One national roadshow will be conducted.

2021 Summerfruit Research Webinar Series

Summerfruit Webinar 1: Production and Ag Tech Research - 25 Aug 2021
  • Industry update – Trevor Ranford, Summerfruit Australia CEO

Production research:

  • Rootstocks on peach and nectarine. Results from SF17006 project, Experimental Stonefruit Orchard with Dr Mark O’Connell, Agriculture Victoria

Ag Tech research: Overview of the Ag Tech research projects, Dr Mark O’Connell, Agriculture Victoria

  • Hand held sensor: measuring fruit quality and maturity, Dr Daniel Pelliccia, Rubens technologies
  • Mobile platform to map fruit number, size, colour and canopy size, Dr Steve Scheding, Green Atlas
Summerfruit Webinar 2: Supply chain innovation research
  • Industry update Trevor Ranford, Summerfruit Australia CEO

Supply chain research:

  • Impact of cultivar, step-wise cooling and temperature management on stone fruit quality during export, Glenn Hale, Agriculture Victoria
  • Deploying smart trackers to monitor stone fruit exports in real-time, Glenn Hale, Agriculture Victoria

Proposed 2019 - 2022 events  (topics & dates):

DateResearch TopicsLocation
 Winter 2022

Topics to be confirmed

National roadshow to include VIC,SA and the more minor growing regions in WA, QLD, and NSW.

25August 2021

Industry update

Production research: Rootstocks on peach and nectarine. Results from SF17006 project, Experimental Stonefruit Orchard

Ag Tech research: Overview of the Ag Tech research projects,

  • Hand held sensor: measuring fruit quality and maturity, Rubens technologies
  • Mobile platform to map fruit number, size, colour and canopy size, Green Atlas

Webinar 1: Production and Ag Tech research

Date: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Youtube

1September 2021

Industry update – Trevor Ranford, Summerfruit Australia CEO

Export  Research

Supply Chain Innovation – ‘Impact of cultivar, step-wise cooling and temperature management on stone fruit quality during export’, John Lopresti, Agriculture Victoria

Supply Chain Innovation – ‘Deploying smart trackers to monitor stone fruit exports in real-time’, Glenn Hale ,Agriculture Victoria

Webinar 2: Supply Chain Innovation

Date: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Time: 4 - 5 pm Vic, NSW, Qld; 3.30 - 4.30pm SA; 2 - 3pm WA

Register in advance for this event

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 August - September 2020

Summerfruit Industry Webinars: Managing Fruit Quality for export.

Four online events for producers and exporters:contains the latest research on supply chain innovation from Agriculture Victoria and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland.

The aim of this research is to increase the value and profitability of Australian horticultural exports by improving the ‘freshness, consistency and reputation’ of Australia’s horticulture exports into Asia.

  • 1st Webinar
Stone fruit cultivar performance during cool storage and predicting quality during export

John Lopresti, Researcher, Agriculture Victoria

YouTube

  • 2nd Webinar
Using real-time data loggers and dashboards

Glenn Hale, Researcher, Agriculture Victoria

YouTube

  • 3rd Webinar
Delayed cooling after harvest reduces storage disorders in white nectarine and peach

John Lopresti, Researcher, Agriculture Victoria

YouTube

  • 4th Webinar
Are the fruit on your trees really ready to pick?

Christine Frisina, Researcher, Agriculture Victoria

Webinar video on info page

(40 min, 29 sec)

or YouTube

13August 2019
  • Harvest maturity impacting fruit quality
  • Irrigation management impacts fruit quality
  • Observations from monitoring export fruit: sea freight and airfreight
  • Stonefruit cultivar performance during export and predicting shelf life
  • New fruit quality monitoring technology
  • Industry Updates

13th August: Renmark - Renmark Hotel

14th August: Swan Hill -  Murray Downs Golf & Country Club, Murray Downs, NSW

15th August: Cobram - Grand Central Hotel, 36 Punt Road, Cobram, VIC

Research from Previous Roadshows:

Stonefruit Research Roadshow August 2019

Stonefruit Researchers visit Riverland – Sunraysia – Goulburn Murray

Stonefruit Research Roadshow August 2017