Changes to seasonal worker visas welcomed
Mooroopna orchardist Peter Hall has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that backpacker and seasonal worker visas are to be liberalised.
Lions club members from the Goulburn and Murray valleys took part in an induction workshop last Wednesday as part of a fruit fly school education program roll-out.
Moama tomato farmer and Nuffield International chief executive officer Jim Geltch has taken out the 2018 Rabobank Leadership Award, recognising the role he has played in developing upcoming leaders in the Australian and New Zealand food, beverage and agribusiness sectors.
A Bunbartha kiwifruit orchard has been hit with an aggressive case of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, or PSA, but despite this there is no risk to the fruit being grown.
High tech sensors, laser scanners and thermal imaging technology are set to call a number of Tatura orchards home, as the Victorian Government’s $12million Internet of Things (IoT) trials move a step closer to getting under way.
Current and emerging female leaders in the Australian horticulture industry are being encouraged to apply for a leadership development scholarship worth thousands of dollars.
The Victorian Government announced $5million for the Horticulture Development Plan at Tatura last week.
The search for the culprits inserting needles into strawberries is spreading after more punnets of contaminated fruit were found in South Australia and NSW.
A Greater Shepparton delegation to China and Indonesia has met with AusTrade Commissioners, advocating for apple and pear protocols to be developed.
Strawberry producers struggling to sell produce in the wake of a number of contamination scares are receiving a helping hand from a Shepparton greengrocer. Ryan’s Fruit and Veg owner Ryan Curtis has pledged to return all funds from the sale of 99...
A Shepparton delegation has been in China and Indonesia to showcase the region’s fruit product and boost trade opportunities.
Home gardeners, commercial growers and community groups have been enlisted to stop the spread of Queensland fruit fly.
Coca-Cola Amatil could sell fruit processor SPC at the end of a review announced by the food and beverage company as part of its six-monthly financial results report.
Agriculture Victoria’s David Williams has been recognised for his decades of work, recently receiving a prestigious award.
The Victorian Government is promising a review of the Melbourne Market at Epping, after persistent complaints from stallholders over rent increases and other operational issues.
A company associated with Freedom Foods Group has purchased the troubled Coomboona Dairy operation near Undera, once jointly owned by Australian entrepreneur Gerry Harvey. Freedom says it will use the relationship with the large dairy to generate...
Key developments are set to bolster harvester-integrated weed seed destructor technology, ensuring growers are even better prepared for the 2018 harvest and beyond.
Landcare’s Sandy MacKenzie has questioned the progress of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan over the last 10 years as he congratulated the Productivity Commission on their report into the controversial plan. Mr MacKenzie, from Avenel, explained why he...