Vol 12 Issue 4 - Summer 2012

Contents

Almond Board of Australia Inc.

P + 61 8 8582 2055 F + 61 8 8582 3503

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Executive Update

ABN 31 709 079 099

E admin@australianalmonds.com.au W www.australianalmonds.com.au

9 William Street, PO Box 2246 Berri South Australia 5343

Board Members

Almonds in Australia - from Pioneer Planting to Prime Production

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Neale Bennett Chairman & Grower Representative - Sunraysia Brendan Sidhu Deputy Chair & Grower Representative - Riverland

Growing Opportunity - Australian Almond Conference Wrap Up

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Domenic Cavallaro Grower Representative - Adelaide Tony Spiers Grower Representative - Riverland Denis Dinicola Grower Representative - Riverina Tim Orr Grower Representative - Sunraysia

Grant Birrell Marketing Representative Damien Houlahan Marketing Representative Brenton Woolston Marketing Representative Laurence Van Driel Grower Representative - Swan

Almond industry Hall of Fame Induction 2013 - Mr Noel Sims

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Tech Bytes - Jo Ireland

Follow Us on Twitter @AusAlmonds Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Australian Almonds

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In the Orchard - Brett Rosenzweig

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R&D Roundup - Ben Brown

Circulation: With a circulation of more than 400 and readership of over 1300 the ‘In A Nutshell’ newsletter is available to the general public and interested parties via the Almond Board of Australian website www.australianalmonds.com.au, and high quality printed copies distributed to: Almond Board of Australia members, industry contacts within Australia and overseas, nut producing, distributing and marketing companies.

Membership -

Why Become a Member? As a member you have a direct say about the future of the industry and direct access to our organisation. The ABA has undertaken industry-wide consultation to develop an Industry Strategic Plan which establishes funding priorities for the industry’s R&D and marketing programs. We aim to support our rapidly increasing industry by encouraging effective communication and co-operation between industry members. The ABA aims to keep members informed through a range of activities including: • Presentation of the Annual Almond Industry Conference. • Distribution of the ABA’s quarterly newsletter “In a Nutshell” • Regular field days and regional meetings • Technical articles and ABA news in the “Australian Nutgrower” Journal • Collection and distribution of industry statistics • Access to regularly updated information via the ABA website To join the ABA please visit our website and download a membership form, or contact our office on 08 8582 2055 or email admin@australianalmonds.com.au

In a Nutshell The Almond Board of Australia is the peak industry body representing the interest of almond growers, processors and marketers in Australia in matters of national importance including regulation, legislation, marketing research and development. In a Nutshell is published quarterly by the ABA to bring news to all industry contacts and members. Membership The Almond Board of Australia offers membership to growers, processors, marketers and interested parties. Please contact the Almond Board of Australia for current membership fees and inclusions.

publication does not necessarily reflect the views

of the Almond Board of Australia and unless otherwise specified, no products and/or services are endorsed by this organisation.

Editor Jo Ireland

Communications Manager Almond Board of Australia 9 William Street, PO Box 2246 BERRI SA 5343

t +61 8 8582 2055 f +61 8 8582 3503

e jireland@australianalmonds.com.au w www.australianalmonds.com.au

Some of these projects were facilitated by HAL in partnership with the Almond Board of Australia. They were funded by the R&D levy and/or voluntary contributions from industry. The Australian Government provides matched funding for all HAL’s R&D activities.

Advertising/Editorial The Almond Board of Australia

acknowledges contributions made by private enterprise through placement of advertisements in this publication. Any advertising and/or editorial supplied to this

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