Melons in comeback
Australia’s rockmelon industry is getting a helping hand from the Federal Government to help it recover from a deadly listeria outbreak that gutted the industry.
Fruit Growers Victoria has received $18000 from the Federal Government to develop a 12-month program of selected activities for fruit growers and industry chain partners to expose them to best practice information and technology in the horticulture industry.
Consumers of SPC products can expect a change to the company’s product labels from now on.
A quartet of Goulburn Valley locals have returned from a Canadian tour spent sharing knowledge regarding farm and orchard management with their overseas counterparts.
Authorities in the Northern Territory have ruled out the widespread destruction of citrus plants to protect the industry, despite an eighth case of canker disease being detected.
A new hydroponic fruit and vegetable farm will bring about 200 new jobs to Benalla.
A NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into fresh food pricing has been told skyrocketing electricity prices and government charges for irrigation water have a direct impact on the cost and availability of fresh food for NSW people.
Fruit Growers Victoria’s inaugural conference is coming to Shepparton on August 16 and 17, with the event designed to bring the industry together to share information.
More than 40 orchardists and industry representatives listened to three guest speakers at an orchard walk at Tatura on June 1.
Recent cool weather has brought relief for Queensland fruit fly control across the Goulburn Murray region, according to Goulburn Murray Valley regional fruit fly co-ordinator Ross Abberfield.
For Barolli Orchards’ Nathan Barolli, being nominated for the 2018 Young Grower of the Year Award is a humbling experience.
Citrus growers have put the Federal Government on notice to maintain a healthy trade relationship with China as the industry announces record seasons.
A student from Italy’s University of Palermo completed part of his PhD at Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura research station, focusing on the use of leaf and fruit sensors to determine tree water status.
The proposed Labour Hire Licensing Bill will do little to improve conditions for workers in the horticultural industry, according to the VFF.
Work on Rochester’s silo art continues to progress, with artist Jimmy DVate putting the final touches on the town’s metal silo.
Suppliers and industry representatives are subdued, at best, about the opening milk price announcements last week from Saputo Dairy Australia and Fonterra.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRY farmers could be losing more than $100 000 a year due to herd replacement inefficiencies that could be fixed by using proper data, according to a leading industry player. Cameron Renshaw from Heiferlink will discuss ‘Rearing...