Rich seasonal pickings
While there are temporary shortages of workers in some regions during peak harvest periods, MADEC says the total working hours contributed by visiting seasonal farm workers for horticulture is at an all-time high.
A Grahamvale orchard and coolstore business is set to save 600000litres of water and two tonnes of plastic from landfill a year as a result of new ground-breaking technology.
Solving the labour supply challenge must be front of mind for all political candidates ahead of this year’s federal election, according to AUSVEG chief executive officer James Whiteside.
An additional 1.8million cans of fruit will be produced for Coles every year under a new deal with SPC, but the low cost of the cans is causing some concern among growers.
Growers, community groups and the horticulture industry are encouraged to apply for government funding to combat Queensland fruit fly.
Dry conditions and skyrocketing water prices have taken their toll on this year’s apple crop.
Apple and Pear Australia Limited is looking to cover all bases during the upcoming federal election campaign by promoting a national netting program as an election priority.
An upcoming orchard walk will look at achieving optimum quality more consistently using examples from some of the most advanced orchard systems worldwide.
From orchards to packing sheds, students from six Shepparton schools received an access-all-areas tour of large-scale local fruit growing and packing business JefTomson last week.
Sterile Queensland fruit flies are set to be dropped from the sky above Cobram in a bid to curb the spread of the pest.
It is hoped a two-week biosecurity blitz will help home gardeners, commercial growers and those working in the fresh produce supply chain to be able to detect exotic pests early.
The South Australian government has committed to a national fruit fly management agreement and is calling on other states to follow suit.
Not-for-profit dairy industry body Australian Organic Limited has officially joined the National Farmers’ Federation, saying organic producers need a strong voice in Canberra.
Innovative solutions are needed to build Australia’s biosecurity capabilities and better manage risks associated with hitchhiker pests and disease.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
THE Echuca mother charged over her daughter’s death in 2008 has walked free from court. Tania Walker, 35, charged with child homicide of 23-month-old Angela Bannister, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail application which...
The Clark family has always had firm plans for a future in the dairy industry.