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Melons Australia Declares Seamless Data Flow

Article by: Hari Yellina Melons Australia has demonstrated a trial of how to get data from entire fruit to chopped pieces at the shop. According to the industry’s trade group, the project aims to increase consumer contact with farmers while also increasing consumer confidence in the freshness and food safety of cut watermelons. Because traceability […]

2022-05-20

Hort Connections Receives Huge Federal Government Grant

Article by: Hari Yellina The government has backed horticulture’s greatest show. Hort Connections has been awarded $2 million to help assure the event’s future and growth. The event, which is co-hosted by Ausveg and the International Fresh Produce Association of Australia and New Zealand (IFPA ANZ), attracts over 3000 industry representatives, including 1000 vegetable, fruit, […]

2022-05-19

The Challenges of Dehydrating Raspberries

Article by: Hari Yellina The dehydration of a product is an important consideration during the freezing process. The reason for this is because water loss has a direct impact on the product’s quality and weight. As a result, dealing with dehydration is one of the most pressing concerns for food processors, as it can result […]

2022-05-18

Organic Import Apples and Pear Programs Underway

Article by: Hari Yellina This season, both imported organic pears and organic apples have had a delayed start. Pears: Organic pears from Argentina will have a little lower volume this year. “The pear season began a few weeks later than usual and appears to be ending sooner than previous season,” says Maureen Royal of Portland, […]

2022-05-18

Why are Truckloads of Avocados Being Dumped?

Article by: Hari Yellina Thousands of avocados being discarded despite the biggest food price rise in years is a scenario that would perplex and upset any Australian consumer. Farmers, on the other hand, have defended the move, claiming that it is a necessary measure to keep them from going bankrupt. Jan De Lai, a resident […]

2022-05-09

Banana Growers Bank on Gut Health Theory

Article by: Hari Yellina Carnarvon banana growers hope to apply the principle of excellent gut health to their land to produce healthier fruit. Carnarvon’s Sweeter Banana Co-operative has initiated a three-year trial that will compare sub-tropical bananas grown with synthetic fertiliser to those grown with biomineral fertiliser, in what is thought to be an industry […]

2022-05-09

Global Agriculture Update: Dehydrated Fruits Bringing in Massive Profits

Article by: Hari Yellina Due to local and regional flare-ups of Covid-19, as well as delays and high pricing for international freight, fresh produce market disturbances continue to exist globally. As a result, fresh produce companies who rely on international shipping schedules and rates have started to invest in systems and processing units that will […]

2022-05-06

Farmers and Food Makers Unite to Market Local Produce

Article by: Hari Yellina In Queensland’s South Burnett, food manufacturers and producers have banded together to put local food on the table. A big chalkboard shows a message indicating how far the food at an ordinary Brisbane BBQ has travelled as you come through the entrance of the “Farm 2 Fork” business. The 200,000-kilometer amount […]

2022-05-02

Fruit Pickers now Eligible for a Set Wage

Article by: Hari Yellina Shoppers are being cautioned that cost-of-living pressures are likely to worsen starting today, as farm pay increases all across the country have the potential to raise the cost of fruits and vegetables. It’s the first day of a new wage framework for horticultural employees, marking one of the most dramatic shifts in […]

2022-04-29

What are the Opportunities for the Export of Greenhouse Grown Melons?

Article by: Hari Yellina According to a top Australian horticultural, protected cropping may provide a specific niche supply of high-quality melons from North Queensland for export in the future. Dr. Elio Jovicich of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has been working on various initiatives in the tropical regions involving specialised melons and […]

2022-04-26

Global Update: New Zealand Resumes New Apple Season

Article by: Hari Yellina Every year in the middle of February, New Zealand’s apple season starts and lasts until August or September. Apples from New Zealand are aromatic, juicy, and luscious. They have a lovely appearance and flavour, and they are highly popular on the market. Furthermore, apples fare better in storage and transportation when […]

2022-04-26

New Fruit Fly Outbreaks Declared in Riverland

Article by: Hari Yellina After maggots were discovered in backyard fruit, PIRSA announced two new Queensland fruit fly infestations in Waikerie and Paringa. Properties will be inspected in the new 1.5-kilometer “red” outbreak areas, and limitations on the transit of at-risk fruits and vegetables have been imposed. Mundic Creek, Murtho, Paringa, Wonuarra, and Waikerie are among […]

2022-04-25

Burnett all Set to Witness Huge Citrus Season

Article by: Hari Yellina Burnett citrus growers are preparing for a busy season ahead, with the fruit almost mature and ready to pick. Despite the fact that the fruit will be a mixed bag in terms of look, buyers can rest confident that there’ll be plenty of ready-to-eat product. Although some fruit may appear faulty […]

2022-04-22

Cherry Season Hits an All Time High

Article by: Hari Yellina Despite an unusual weather occurrence that reduced production, a Tasmanian cherry grower believes the summer was another strong season for the company. The output of Black Devil Tasmanian Cherries may have been higher if not for the unfavourable conditions, according to David Allanson, Farm Manager of Lennonville Orchards Pty Ltd, which […]

2022-04-12

Shepard Avocado Rewarded with its Own Festival

Article by: Hari Yellina This season, a single avocado variety has been given its own festival to raise awareness and consumption. However, there were no music tents or showbags; instead, a specially customised cuisine including Shepard avocados was served. The “For the Love of Shepard Avocado Festival,” which took place from March 14 to 27, […]

2022-04-12

Citrus Nursery Levels Up

Article by: Hari Yellina Using remote sensing technologies, a CITRUS nursery has redesigned its entire business operation. One of Australia’s leading citrus production nurseries is Golden Grove Nursery in Torbanlea, Queensland. In collaboration with Hort Innovation and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the company has been involved in a strategic levy-funded initiative named “Digital remote […]

2022-04-11

Pineapple Roots Protected by Biofungicides?

Article by: Hari Yellina There may be some new weapons on the horizon in the war against phytophthora, the nemesis of many avocado and pineapple growers. BioClay, a biofungicide, is being studied at the university to see how efficient it will be at controlling diseases that cause afflicted pineapple plants to wilt and die. Plant […]

2022-03-30

Pressure Builds on Export Markets

Article by: Hari Yellina With the citrus business prepared for a large surge in fruit production, a lemon Armageddon or mandarin mountain could be on the way. Several presenters at the Citrus Technical Forum 2022 on the Sunshine Coast on March 8-9 hinted at large harvest quantities in the next years, emphasising the importance of a […]

2022-03-29

Hydroponic Tomatoes: The Complete Overview

Article by: Hari Yellina In the height of summer, nothing beats the taste, texture, and rich juiciness of a freshly picked tomato. We’re all aware of the benefits and trends of eating seasonally, but by utilising the technology used in hydroponic growing practises, we can enjoy high-quality tomatoes all year long and avoid those that […]

2022-03-28

Loxton Fruitfly Outbreak: A Major Blow

Article by: Hari Yellina After Qld fruit fly maggots were discovered in the area this week, limits on the movement of fruit and vegetables near Loxton are currently in place, with limitations throughout the Riverland in effect until at least mid-November. The latest red zone in the Riverland is now one of four, with workers from […]

2022-03-25