New Australian Pineapples chair says plenty of positives for industry at present

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated August 18 2021 - 11:17pm, first published August 2 2021 - 6:00pm
OUTLOOK: New chairman of Australian Pineapples Sam Pike, Sandy Creek Pineapples, Glass House Mountains, Qld says Australian demand for fresh pineapple is healthy which is encouraging for growers.

AUSTRALIANS continue to love their pineapple and that's holding the industry in good stead according to Sam Pike.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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