Low Chill Australia Inc (LCA) is an association incorporated in NSW in 2002 to formally combine the activities of low chill stonefruit growers throughout northern NSW and south east QLD, and more recently WA.
The functions of LCA are to facilitate communication to the membership of the latest technical information and National and International developments impacting on all sectors of the Australian low chill stonefruit industry.
LCA publishes the respected bimonthly newsletter - The Low chill Stonefruit Grower, and conducts regular field days, seminars and "Update" conferences every 2-3 years to keep members abreast of new developments.
One of LCAs critical functions is the management of strategic research projects, such as the low chill varietal breeding and micro-climate evaluation projects.
President's AGM Report - December 2015
The President's Annual General Meeting Report was presented at the Low Chill Australia Inc. Annual General Meeting held in December 2015. It covers an assessment of the year as well as concerning future issues for the Low Chill Stonefruit Industry.
Australian Stonefruit Grower - NOVEMBER Issue 2015
Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE of the ‘Australian Stonefruit Grower’ incorporating the ‘Low Chill Stonefruit Grower’. This is the voice for the Australian Stone Fruit Industry and is the official publication for Summerfruit Australia Ltd and Low Chill Australia Inc. – the industry bodies representing the interests of Australian stone fruit growers. In this issue there is a focus on the Research – particularly that pertaining to the control of Queensland Fruit Fly. “This project has been funded by HAL using levy funds with matching funds from the Australian Government.” This publication has been supported by – AustSafe Super, Sumitomo Chemical Samurai, The Sticker Co. and Greefa - Grading & Packing. Included IN THIS ISSUE are FOUR Research Project Reports - all based on the Fruit Fly. This will be the last publication that I shall produce and edit for the Australian Stone Fruit Industry. It represents that last of what must be forty publications I have produced for the industry over the past nine years. And, after nine years, I am standing down as Communications Manager of Low Chill Australia Inc. and retiring (see Farewell Message in this publication) at the end of this year. It has been an honour and privilege to have had the opportunity to serve this vibrant industry – Thank You.