More funding for the fight against fruit fly
New funding will see the fight against fruit fly continue in the Goulburn and Murray valleys until mid-2020.
A further $10million has been invested into sterile fruit fly research as part of a three-year Hort Innovation-managed project.
A stonefruit research roadshow will be travelling to the region next month, with growers across the Goulburn-Murray region to hear about the latest Agriculture Victoria research.
Local grain growers and industry representatives will convene in Moama on July 25 to hear the latest research, find out more about the season ahead, explore future trends and meet up with industry representatives and like-minded farmers.
To be named Grower of the Year once in a week is a great achievement, but to do it twice is something else.
A new website is providing independent, expert advice on integrated pest and disease management to the apple and pear industries and service providers.
The new owners of SPC say the significance of the purchase of the 100-year-old business is not lost on them, with hopes they can return the fruit processor to its former glory.
While the final sale price of SPC has surprised some, growers around the region are hoping for a more positive future under its new owner.
Despite SPC’s sale at a bargain basement price of $40million, the process and announcement was handled with some dignity for the grand old lady.
For most of its life, the SPC business was a co-operative, founded by Goulburn Valley orchardists wanting to build an outlet for their produce.
Horticulture has become one of the country’s most valuable agriculture industries, according to new figures.
Researchers are investigating how to implement sex selection in fruit flies in a bid to ramp up control and eradication measures for the Australian horticulture industry’s most costly pest.
Access to water throughout the entire year has seen a third-generation vegetable grower capitalise on the cooler months at her Tatura farm, and she says there’s a real market for vegetable growers in the Goulburn Valley.
A clear statement acknowledging the historic estuarine condition of the Murray River’s Lower Lakes must be released by the South Australian Government and University of Adelaide.
It was the end of 43 years of milking for Rochester’s Trevor and Julie Campbell when 27 spring calving heifers went under the hammer at Echuca Selling Centre last week.
A plan to establish a $2billion renewable diesel plant in Katunga by developers AgBioEn is one step closer to reality.