Fruit fly management project a regional finalist for innovation award
The message is starting to get across to people that Queensland fruit fly has the potential to cause damaging economic harm in the Shepparton region.
Fruit and vegetable growers are sick of having a bad reputation for illegal employment and want stronger rules to ensure the whole industry complies with the law.
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.
Former state and local government worker Mel Floyd is Fruit Growers Victoria’s new business development manager.
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.
Nestlé today announced plans to close its Tongala factory meaning all 106 roles at the factory will be made redundant. The closure of the factory, which primarily produces tinned milk products, will be staged progressively throughout a period of up...
Authorities are investigating the suspected poisoning of 120 protected native birds, including 76 wedge-tailed eagles, after they were discovered on a property near Violet Town.
Voices for change and supportive applause is echoing across Tocumwal, as at least 1000 people rally to ‘Fix the Basin Plan’. Farmers and community members from across the district have flooded the Tocumwal Foreshore, many travelling for hours to...