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Rain Storms Spoil Farmers’ Hope of

The record-breaking November rain has challenged some farmers who were looking forward to “the harvest of a lifetime.” In fact, despite near-ideal conditions during the growing season, rainfall and a shortage of workers in regional Australia have affected the harvest period for some farmers. This is particularly the case for some grain growers in New South […]

2021-12-08

Fear of Another Mouse Plague Due to Wet Weather

The farming community is on high alert as they fear a second wave of the mouse plague. Heavy rain and impacted crops are bringing in new rodents. In fact, a canola farmer in Walbundrie, in the state’s south, found dozens of mice stuck in the sieve of his header this week. He said the sighting […]

2021-12-08

Australian Government to Ease Border Restrictions

It is a known fact that the journey has been long since Australia shut its international borders in May 2020 and allowed only restricted numbers of citizens, permanent residents, and other exempt categories to enter the country in a bid to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The Australian Government recently relaxed the quarantine requirements for […]

2021-12-06

Record Crops Despite Downgrades in Australia

Even though the focus is majorly on the damages caused by the rain, the overall grain production is commendable. Therefore, this is good news for the nation’s croppers. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences lifted its forecast winter crop production in its December crop report to a record 58.4 million tonnes, […]

2021-12-03

How to Secure a Farming Job in Australia

Agricultural or farm work in Australia is an exceptional way to earn cash and experience the rich and diverse culture of the nation. Nevertheless, farm work in Australia is often also very physically demanding and thus the worker needs to make sure the employer is paying minimum wage and providing suitable accommodation. In fact, almost […]

2021-12-01

Australian Farmers Waiting for Overseas Workers

A microcosm of Australians’ reluctance to work on farms can be seen in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. CEO of a group of strawberry farms, Miffy Gilbert, struggled to source labour for the current harvest, while her teenage son works as a shelf-stacker at a supermarket. Australians aren’t lazy, according to Gilbert, we’re simply spoilt for choice […]

2021-11-25

Why Should Universities Prepare Students for Agriculture?

Agriculture will soon be worth A$100 billion a year to Australia. The industry employs more than 250,000 people, stewards 80% of our land area and drives world-class agribusiness and food sectors. In an uncertain employment market, every new agriculture graduate has a choice of six job opportunities. Agriculture today is fast-paced, global, diverse, reliant on high-end scientific discovery and increasingly responsive […]

2021-11-24

Australia’s Cotton Industry Celebrated

World Cotton Day As a part of World Cotton Day, the nation’s cotton growers are being widely celebrated and hailed. This is because they have been an integral part of the agricultural community. This season has been one of the best so far. The productivity levels have been unlike any other season. The successful season […]

2021-10-07

Pressure Created on the Middle Eastern Orange Market

Many Middle Eastern sellers are still harvesting the last Midknight and Delta Valencias. Because the fruit is small in size, the flowering period is directly related to its size. Moreover, since the last harvest season was mostly cold, there were a lot of shortages that were seen by the producers. Additionally, water shortages were also […]

2021-09-30

Pistachio Demand is Definitely a Reason to Smile

The past winter and summer season has provided all pistachio growers with an excellent reason to smile and celebrate. What would be considered an “off-year” crop cycle still managed to produced a huge volume of goods. Moreover, the demand and popularity of the ‘green nut’ also known as pistachios, is higher than ever. Not only […]

2021-09-27

Increased Almond Demand Leads it to be a Bumper Crop

The improvement in the outlook for global almond prices (a bumper crop) and demand has seen Australian grower Select Harvests upgrade its expectation for its 2021 crop. The organisation stated that 70 of its crop has been processed, with total almond volumes tipped to come in at 28,250 tonnes. Therefore, this amounts to a 22 […]

2021-09-27

Mouse Plague Affecting Agriculture and other Industries

A mouse plague in New South Wales has forced a jail to relocate thousands of inmates while it carries out cleaning and renovations. Due to this, more than 400 prisoners and 200 staff at the Wellington correctional centre will be moved to other facilities over the next two weeks. The mice have caused extensive damage […]

2021-09-23

Fruitful Returns Despite Australian Labour Shortage

Due to the outbreak of the Delta Covid 19 strain, Australia’s population has again gone into a strict lockdown. In fact, border closures are posing extremely serious hurdles for the government economists at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. now expect the agriculture industry will grow a whopping 73 billion worth […]

2021-09-20

Future of Australia: Agriculture at Its Best

It seems that the Australian agricultural domain stands at a crossroads in the present time. Even though the future is a sparkling one, there are hoards of challenges that stand in between. It is being forecasted that the amount of agricultural production can be doubled by 2050. This is mainly due to the exponential increase […]

2021-08-06

Mango Growers Coaxing Summer Fruit to Grow in Winter

According to the latest agricultural occurrences, the mango season in Australia keeps getting longer. This is because many mango growers have figured out a way to expedite the blossoming of the crop. By doing this, agribusiness owners can claim higher prices for this summer fruit in the winter season. In fact, this also puts other […]

2021-07-27

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 […]

2021-07-21

Fighting the Fall Armyworm in Australia

In the latest news in the agricultural world, farm owners and the staff are stepping up their efforts to combat one of Australia’s newest pests. The armyworm has gnawed its way into farms of every region except the ones down south. Hence, in order to eradicate this problem once and for all, growers have joined […]

2021-07-19

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 […]

2021-07-19

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 […]

2021-07-16

Farmers Bond together over Mouse Plague

In an attempt to battle the mouse plague, farmers are brainstorming ideas to build innovative and effective mouse traps. In an elaborate innovation, a chemical drum with the lid lopped off, an empty wine bottle, duct tape, a pair of old jeans and a slathering of peanut butter are being used to trap mouses. Once […]

2021-07-16