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Growers and Workers Decide Piecemeal Rate


Growers and Workers Decide Piecemeal Rate

The Fair Work Commission last week acceded in its draft determination to all variations the Australian Workers Union had requested to piecework provisions within the Horticulture Award. These variations include a new floor for the earnings for pieceworkers so that they’re guaranteed the minimum hourly rate regardless of productivity, and a new requirement on employers […]


Demand for Mushrooms Shoot Up After Pandemic

Since the season of fall has arrived, mushroom season is back in full force. Not only that, the demand for this vegetable has also increased exponentially. Currently, sellers and exports are finding themselves in a situation where Asian mushroom prices are sky-high. Moreover, the containers, air freight, energy prices, and packaging are all driving the […]


Food Patterns and Habits in the Era of Covid 19

It cannot be denied that the pandemic has aggressively affected the food patterns and habits of consumers. Fear of not having enough has led to major disruptions in the food chain, as it has resulted in panic buying. The most important area of concern is that the over-buying of supplies can lead to food wastage […]


Citrus Fruits’ Canker Detected in Alabama

Citrus canker, a deadly bacterial fruit disease, has been detected in Alabama, in the residential area of Baldwin. This whole area shares a border with Florida and also the Gulf of Mexico. This disease was detected after the Federal and State plant health officials have identified and confirmed that it is indeed the canker that […]


Soil Replacements Provided for Australian Produce Growers

According to the latest reports, Carnarvon producers were adversely affected by the floods that occurred in February. The Federal Government has now decided to replace the damaged soil to assist the farm owners. In order to ensure that the work progresses swiftly, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has already commenced securing the required […]


Great Demand for Australian Sweet Potatoes

In the last three months, the traditional dry season has commenced in Australia (Bundaberg region). Nevertheless, the scheduled growing program, planned by Sweet Potatoes Australia, is panning out as usual. According to Hari Yellina, of Orchard Tech, the water allocations are favourable, and they remain at a hundred per cent till now. Moreover, the weather […]


Organically Grown Foods are Tested for Pesticide

In 2020, it was reported that more than 343 samples of plant-based food were tested for pesticides and other such contaminants. As compared to others, organic fresh fruit and vegetables were reported to have fewer fatal substances than normally grown produce. In fact, in more than sixty-eight per cent of the samples that were tested […]


Growers in Australia Looking for Export Markets

Many Australian growers are now looking for export markets to ship their fresh organic produce to. Out of the many, special mention must be made of Elridge Fresh Organics. The growers of the farm produce great quality vegetables all around the year. Additionally, they also take part in supplying this fresh produce across the whole […]


Tool Created for Spotting Yellow Leaf Spot Disease

The Grains Research and Development has stated that they intend to develop a new tool. This will assist Australian wheat producers to examine and make informed decisions about eradicating yellow leaf spot. This is one of the deadliest diseases that is plaguing the agricultural world. This problem can economically damage wheat to a great extent. […]


Purple ‘Greens’ the New Normal in Australia?

It seems that Australia is heading towards a colourful palette. In recent times, coloured vegetables are taking over the fresh markets. For instance, Australians have been enjoying the aesthetic eggplants, beetroots and cabbages. Now adding to this selection, producers have also introduced purple cauliflower, carrots and broccoli. These purple ‘greens’ are now available in supermarkets […]