Turning images into action: precision orcharding and variability mapping to improve returns in tree fruit orchards

Apple and Pear Australia Limited

  • Project code: PRO-015678

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • Project completion date: Friday, January 20, 2023

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


This project will provide an opportunity to personally engage in a specific technology workshop where growers can group (and potentially invest) together in new technologies will encourage a group of adoption leaders to develop and demonstrate technology options in a commercial production/orchard situation. The initial field day will introduce growers to emerging and available technologies for assessing variability in orchards, providing a background to the potential uses of these variability and precision management tools.The demonstration trial will enable growers to see for themselves use-cases for currently available technology as well as discuss the pros and cons and ask questions. At the final field day trial results will be presented to enable growers to evaluate the technologies, as well as provide a clear cost-benefit (whether that be positive or negative) to give greater confidence around the suitability for investment in these types of technologies. Participation will also develop skills in future identification, planning and evaluation of technologies.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

Apple and Pear Australia Limited