The Almond Board of Australia congratulates Ben Brown on his recent appointment at Select Harvests Ltd as Project and Technical Manager. Ben worked for the Almond Board of Australia for nearly eight years during which time he undertook a varied role that included the extension of research to growers. He did this through a variety of means including in person, through publications, field days and forums. He also managed research projects covering nutrition, irrigation, and assessment of rootstocks and new varieties. Ben managed many of the production risk areas such as biosecurity, pollination, pest and disease threats, and chemical registration and permits. A major achievement of Ben’s in recent years was bringing researchers closer to industry which has been a huge benefit to all involved. As a result, projects are well prepared and their implementation is done so in a co-operative manner to get the required outputs necessary to take the Australian almond industry forward. His knowledge of almond production has been key in the development of the research program aimed at delivering a production system tailored to Australian conditions. Ben has always been motivated to assist our industry members to improve their operations. Ben is held in high regard by the Directors and staff of the ABA who wish him well with his new position in the industry.
2013/14 Annual Report
The 2013/14 Almond Board of Australia Annual Report is available to view online at: www. australianalmonds.com.au/industry/aba If you would like to receive a hard copy of this document and have not received one, please contact the Almond Board of Australia office on 08 8582 2055.