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A Season Like no Other: The Australian Mango

Australian mango seasons are usually a great hit. However, 2020 proved to be a little different. The weather was warm and there were winds that ran well into the harvest season. Nevertheless, the Northern Territory was faced with a wet season that was hot and extremely dry. In fact, the Bureau of Meteorology measured temperatures […]

2021-07-15

Production of Grains Restored after Heavy Rain

Due to the copious amounts of rain that Australia has received after the severe drought, crop production, including grains is shaping up to be bountiful. According to the latest statistical data, the regions are producing well-above-average production in the harvest year of 2021-22. In fact, Western Australia and New South Wales are forecasted to have […]

2021-07-14

Revised Forecast of the Australian Macadamia Nuts

According to the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), the forecast for 2021 has been slightly revised. There has been a drop of 4.5 per cent for the macadamia nuts. Hence, from 50,770 the number has decreased to 48,500. This decrease is being solely credited to the chaotic weather conditions. Because of the severe climate fluctuations, there […]

2021-07-08

Almond Trees Recovering from Hail Damage

Almond trees can be extremely damaged and distorted after an unfortunate hail event. As a result, it is extremely crucial to analyze the level of destruction and quickly take steps to recover the damaged areas. Since the almond industry is a billion-dollar industry, precautions must be taken in order to minimize the amount of damage. […]

2021-07-05

Should you Invest in the Dairy Industry?

Dairy is one of Australia’s most important rural industries, producing about 8.8 billion litres of milk in 2018-19 and directly employing approximately 46,200 people. It is the fourth-largest rural industry in Australia generating $4.4 billion in farm gate value in 2018-19. The majority of milk production occurs on the southeast seaboard in Victoria, New South […]

2021-06-24

Walnuts Production and Growth (2020)

Overview There has been strong growth in the Australian walnut industry over the last decade, with projections for continued growth. The Australian Walnut Industry Association (AWIA) is the representative association for small and large walnut orchards, which presently cover approximately 3,000 ha of walnut plantings throughout Australia. They can can live for hundreds of years. […]

2021-06-24

Pistachios Growth in Australia (2020)

Overview Commercial pistachio growing commenced in Australia in the early 1980s following a successful breeding program by CSIRO. The new variety Sirora was released in 1982. It is suited to the climate and soils of the River Murray valley, where today most large orchards are located. Australian yields per hectare have improved 30% in the last 8 […]

2021-06-24

Pecans Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview The majority of pecan production in Australia is centred in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland. This type of nut is mostly sold domestically in its kernel form. However, there is a small export market for it as well. Statistics The supply per capita of both the in-shell and kernel pecans was recorded […]

2021-06-24

Hazelnuts Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview Hazelnuts are grown in the temperate areas of south-eastern Australia. The main production regions are the central tablelands of NSW around Orange and Narrandera, and northeast Victoria around Myrtleford. They are also grown in central and eastern Victoria and increasingly in northern Tasmania. These trees take around 15 years to become mature. Hence, the […]

2021-06-24

Macadamias Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

Overview Native to Australia, macadamia trees are only found naturally in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The Hawaiian macadamia industry was grown from one cultivar from Australia that was repeatedly cloned. Recently, new research into macadamias has revealed the world’s dominant commercial cultivar, which is grown in Hawaii, originated from a single tree […]

2021-06-24

Australia and the Nut Industry: an Overview (2020)

Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Hence, the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that all individuals should include nuts in their everyday diet. Moreover, Australia is a country that focuses on its import and export of nuts. In fact, as of June 2020, approximately 230,225 tonnes of in-shell nuts were […]

2021-06-23

Horticulture and its Growth in Australia (2020)

Overview When it comes to horticulture and the production and trade, it can be concluded that Australia is a nation that remains pretty active. Not only does it deal with fruits, vegetables and nuts, it also produces and supplies other horticultural products such as cut flowers, nurseries and turf. Fruits and Vegetables The primary role […]

2021-06-23

Sweet Potatoes Growth and Production (2020)

Overview of Sweet Potatoes The majority of sweet potatoes grown in Australia are produced in Queensland. Smaller volumes are grown in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. This vegetable originated in Central and South America. But archaeologists have found prehistoric remnants of sweet potato in Polynesia from about A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1100, according to […]

2021-06-22

Pumpkins Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview of Pumpkins References to pumpkins date back many centuries. The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was nasalized by the French into “pompon.” The English changed “pompon” to “Pumpion.” Shakespeare referred to the “pumpion” in his Merry Wives of Windsor. American colonists changed “pumpion” into “pumpkin.” This vegetable […]

2021-06-22

Peas Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview of Peas Pea, (Pisum sativum), also called garden pea, herbaceous annual plant in the family Fabaceae, grown virtually worldwide for its edible seeds. This vegetable can be bought fresh, canned, or frozen, and dried. Moreover, they are commonly used in soups. Some varieties, including sugar and snow peas, produce pods that are edible and are eaten raw or […]

2021-06-22

Parsnips Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview of Parsnips Parsnips have been cultivated for their sweet roots since ancient times. The Romans frequently grew vegetables. In fact, Emperor Tiberius adored parsnips and, every year, had them brought from France where the colder climate allowed the roots to develop a sweeter flavour. The British are particularly fond of this vegetable. It was […]

2021-06-22

Onions Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview Many archaeologists, botanists, and food historians believe onions originated in central Asia. Other research suggests onions were first grown in Iran and West Pakistan. It is presumed our predecessors discovered and started eating wild onions very early – long before farming or even writing was invented. Very likely, this humble vegetable was a staple in […]

2021-06-22

Leeks Production in Australia (2020)

Overview of Leeks The leek, a cousin of the onion, is a member of the Liliaceae family. Originally from central Asia, it has been consumed since ancient times. It was on the menu of the Egyptians and later the Romans, pioneers of gastronomy, used it plentifully in their cuisine, especially during their great feasts. During […]

2021-06-22

Leafy Salad Vegetables Production in Australia (2020)

Overview of Leafy Salad Vegetables Leafy salad vegetables is a term that is used to describe a variety of leafy vegetables that are mostly sold in loose form. Some of the most popular vegetables are rocket and baby spinach. In fact, around 17% of each of these vegetables has its root mass cut off before […]

2021-06-22

Leafy Asian Vegetables in Australia (2020)

Overview Leafy Asian vegetables refer to a range of similar vegetables such as bok choy, pak choy, gan lan and wombok. This is also known as Chinese cabbage. These names also have various other synonyms in different parts of the world. Cabbage (Asian Vegetable) There is no evidence of Chinese cabbage when it comes to […]

2021-06-21