John Hearman Age 33, Donnybrook, WA

Business Hearman, Ag Orchard and Nursery
Expertise Fruit grower and nurseryman
Crop Focus Large tonnage with high packout.Big trees for nursery.
Methods Conventional

What's your current focus on the farm?
Harvesting pink lady apples.

What’s your favourite beneficial bug? And why?
Predatory wasp - to help centrally woolly aphids.

How do you feel about being nominated for the Young Grower of the Year award?
It’s an honour.

Why do you think it is important to honour young growers?
It’s good to encourage young growers as we need more of them.

What are some of the major challengers for young growers?
Getting enough capital to set their businesses up.