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Projects

Pome Projects 2014/2015

Quality Management and Maturity Testing

Quality Management and Maturity Testing

Pome has been funding quality program work for over the last 2 years. This initiative is one of the cornerstones of building better business capacity for members through an improved understanding of variability at point of sale and consumer acceptance.

Codling Moth

Codling Moth

FFS funding over the past 8 years has allowed for two private consultants through DAFWA to monitor, trap and report for Codling Moth prevalence. This monitoring contract is due to cease in 2014/2015 there is option for Pomewest to engage consultants directly if this service is required.

Project MT1212

Project MT1212

Sustainable Management of Medfly Without Cover Sprays – Ending May 2015. Pome has jointly contributed to this project for the last two years, the project is due to cease in May 2015. The project has included and developed, monitoring, baiting, mass trapping, attract and kill devices, SIT involvement, and improved market access.

Natural Mite Control

Natural Mite Control

Mites are such a consistent pest in deciduous fruit tree orchards in Western Australia either orchard staff or consultants undertake monitoring to determine whether intervention using miticides is required. This year Pome has engaged the Department of Agriculture and Food WA to analyse mites as a consistent presence each season in deciduous fruit tree crops.
View the presentation from the Pome Growers Meeting May 17, 2016.

Commercialisation Project

Commercialisation Project

Commencing in 2011 with FFS funding this project has been created to empower WA growers to be price setters and manage the development and adoption of new varieties from the Australian National Apple Breeding Program. This will improve grower profitability and ongoing future investment for WA industry via royalty revenue streaming. View presentations from the Pome Grower Meeting on May 17, 1016.
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Watch the youtube video announcing the Bravo™ New apple name. Watch the youtube video here.

Flavonoid Project

Flavonoid Project

Due to commence in 2014/2015 this project will be funded in conjunction with DAFWA, APAL, ARC and Pomewest. The objective of this project is to accelerate the development and release of Australian-bred apples with superior nutritional qualities. Currently there is no simple way of screening fruit for superior nutritional qualities. Quercetin, a flavonoid found in the skin of apples, can contribute positively to human health.

Promotions and Sponsorship

Promotions and Sponsorship

As the WA representative under the National Programs Aussie Apples and Rediscover the Pear, Pomewest continues its promotional programing. Pomewest will continue to fund requests for sponsorships such as the Donnybrook Apple Festivals Southern Forrest Food Council, Constable Care Program as they are requested. Aussie Apple activity includes the Royal Show Aussie Apple Stand (1 week) , WA School Canteen Association, Media opportunities, Movie Promotions, POS material distribution.

Communications

Communications

Emails, Website/Newsletters and Magazine. Under new a project development for Pomewest and undertaking revised communications strategies. Pomewest will develop a new website, newsletter, improved database for email and mail out communications and possibly a pome magazine for the purpose of reporting to Pome FFS members activities, project reporting, upcoming meeting notices and events, photos, industry developments, policies and profiles.

Water Use Efficiency

Water Use Efficiency

Netted Orchard Trial Site. Project commenced in 2013 with the aim to demonstrate the benefits of netting on water use efficiency. View presentation here.

Dormancy Breaker

Dormancy Breaker

View PDF Presentation.Susie Murphy White, Lisa Starkie, John Sutton Heidi Parkes and Sally Bound.Dormancy Breaking Spray Trial PDF

Climate Change

Climate Change

Crossing the Threshold: Adaptation Tipping Points for Australian Fruit Trees View PDF Presentation