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Dried Fruits are now Available in Different Options

At the present moment, demand is steadily increasing in particular for almonds and peanuts. In fact, different flavours of dried fruits are also the requirement of the hour. This is why researchers are attempting to create a mix of different flavours that complement the natural taste of the dried fruits. Additionally, there is a slight […]

2021-07-28

Onion Market 2021: A Global Overview

Glancing at the chaotic world around us, it is safe to conclude that 2021 is nothing short of a roller coaster. This can especially be said about the onions’ market. If the reports from the U.K. market are analysed, there are large fluctuations in weather conditions. This has led to a wishy-washy growing and harvest […]

2021-07-26

Primewest Announces Second Trust after Acquiring Orchard

After completing a merger with Centuria Group Capital, Primewest has now acquired its second almond orchard. This property is seeded with an almond farm worth $53.9 million. This property is located in the Riverina region. After this acquisition, Primewest will now attempt to raise $34 million from other investors so that they can next acquire […]

2021-07-22

Drought Hit Australia Grapples to Return to Normalcy

One of the worst droughts recorded in Australian history (2018) is still fresh in the memories of the Australian farm owners. At that moment, farmers were left grappling for a sense of security. Moreover, they were left asking questions about their future. The main reason for the drought is the disappearance of the winter rain. […]

2021-07-21

Strawberry Growers React to Needle Contamination

In an event that has devastated the Australian nation, a contaminated needle was planted in a strawberry. What is even more shocking is that the charges against the accused have been dropped. This is why members of the Queensland Strawberry Growers’ Association have expressed their severe disappointment. According to sources, the worker accused of committing […]

2021-07-16

Montague Takes Part in the Citrus and Grape Industries

Montague, one of Australia’s famous produce organisations, has collaborated with Primewest in order to take operational control over 93ha Piscioneri Farms. This farm is located 9 kilometres from central Mildura. This abundant property boasts of numerous planted crops, such as Allison, Ivory, Menindee and Thompson table grapes. In addition to this, they also possess fruits […]

2021-07-15

Favourable Agricultural Outlook for Queensland

The Rural Bank has just released its mid-year outlook report for 2021. In this particular document, there were six different categories that were carefully examined. They are dairy, agriculture, wool, sheep, cropping and cattle. Additionally, the economic aspects were also minutely scrutinized. Queensland has always had a favourable report. However, due to the mouse plague […]

2021-07-15

Grants Providing Boosts for Agricultural Enterprises

According to the latest in the agricultural world, a great number of Western Australian enterprises, both big and small, have decided to fund $480,000 after they have successfully gained support through the Access Asia Business Grants Program. This is because the McGowan Government is aiding all of the local enterprises to fuel their efforts in […]

2021-07-14

Australia’s One Harvest Denounces Plastic Packaging

One Harvest, Australia’s leading salad manufacturer, has taken a crucial step towards sustainability. Looking towards the future, the organisation has announced that they aim to transform all of their plastic packagings to recyclable, reusable or compostable materials by 2025. Since this organisation is an active member of the ANZAC Plastic Pact, they will attempt to […]

2021-07-07

Research on Avocados Promising for the Growers

According to the latest news in the horticultural world, a board of Australian researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the world of avocados. This research will revolutionize the way that this fruit is grown. Moreover, this will also ensure that the heightened demand for avocados is met. The scientists, hailing from the University of […]

2021-06-29

Work Visa Approved by Government

AUSVEG, the leading organisation for Australian vegetable growers, breathed a sigh of relief as the Federal Government approved a new agricultural work visa that will be available for ten countries across Southeast Asia. This approval ensures that the lack of labour issue is minimized. Currently, due to the wrath of the pandemic, there is an […]

2021-06-18

Apple Overview and Growth in Australia (2020)

Introduction to Apples Apple trees are one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world. Moreover, there are more than 7.5000 cultivators that work with this fruit. Usually, this fruit is consumed for their sweetness. However, they are also utilized to make and cook cider. As history states, the tree was originally established in Asia. […]

2021-06-08

Mango Industry Witnesses Huge Domestic Potential

According to the latest agricultural reports, the Chief Executive of the Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is looking forward to acting upon the intense demand for the mango fruit. Since this fruit is quite popular with the locals, there lies a great opportunity to boost the economy with the selling of it. As the experts opine, […]

2021-06-08

Safeguarding Australia’s Citrus Industry

Researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for effective controls to protect the citrus industry A dark mark on the skin can detract from these positive associations, and many consumers will be put off buying them. A dark, tear-shaped mark is often a sign of the fungal disease anthracnose, […]

2021-06-01

Australian Banana Industry Scouring for Opportunities

The Australian banana industries are presently searching for opportunities that will help them get their profits back on track. Moreover, these newfound opportunities will also aid to grow the future of the fruit industry. Hari Yellina, owner of Orchard Tech, opines that there are several new avenues open for the banana industry to gain back […]

2021-05-28

All Focus is on Victoria’s Weather System

Even though the north-east is all set, there has been a great focus on the weather conditions in Victoria. District has picked up enough rain to bring up crops, the state’s traditional grain growing regions in the Wimmera / Mallee remain bone dry. In spite of the lack of rain farmers through the north-west have […]

2021-05-26

Cyclone Seroja Causes Vegetable Shortage

Broome in West-Australia has become a victim of cyclone Seroja, as supermarket shelves there are bare of fresh produce. Although Broome lies more than 1,300 km from the Seroja’s epicentre in Kalbarri, it has suffered from restricted freight movements due to flooded roads in the Pilbara and Kimberley. Supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have promised […]

2021-04-16

Annual Wrap Up of Fresh Produce Amidst COVID 19

Trends in Fresh Produce during COVID 19 Total grocery sales reached a three-year high during COVID 19 with fresh categories taking out the top five growth contributors. Grocery was the beneficiary of increased at home consumption to the detriment of food service. Bigger baskets, increased frequency and an increase in the repertoire of shops visited […]

2021-03-25

Growers of Citruses in Australia Concerned

According to latest reports, Australian growers and packers are extremely worried about hiring Pacific Islander seasonal workers. This is mainly done to help fill the labour shortage that has occurred due to the global pandemic. However, the law has now specified that these growers need to be placed in quarantine, adding to the costs of […]

2021-03-16

Woes Continue for Labour Shortage in Australia

Forecasts show that there is no short term end for Australia’s horticulture labour shortages. Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) says while the horticulture industry will suffer significantly from labour shortage, there are some opportunities from high domestic demand. A senior industry economist at ABARES, Charley Xia, told this week’s Outlook […]

2021-03-08