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The Future of the Growing Season

The growing season for tomatoes in South Australia has not been without its struggles. One of the main problems that growers are facing is the extremely high temperature. Due to this, there is a need to increase the irrigation. However, the supply has not been compromised at any costs. Considering the weather, many have noticed […]

2021-02-18

Water Scarcity Causes Scare amongst Wide Bay Growers

It is a known fact that Australia’s Wide Bay Region has a booming agricultural sector. Moreover, this area produced around 12 percent agricultural production in Queensland, that is worth greater than $1.5 billion. Nevertheless, the growing personnel are facing grave issues due to water scarcity. This is mainly because this place has not seen rainfall […]

2021-02-17

Remembering Cyclone Yasi

In the year of 2011, cyclone Yasi was responsible for destroying more than 80 per cent of Australia’s banana industry. Due to this cyclone, around $350 million worth of bananas were completely destructed. Moreover, farm owners in Cardwell, Innisfail and Tully suffered the majority of the losses. Historically low banana production meant a box of […]

2021-02-12

Australian National Lost Crop Register Exceeds Losses

The thinning of the seasonal labourers along with the loss of crops is causing the farming world to have negative repercussions. However, what seems to be the cause for concern is that many are predicting that the worst is yet to come. According to reports, last week the National Lost Crop Register has exceeded $45 […]

2021-02-10

Seasonal Workers to Return to Victoria and Tasmania

In a historic agreement, both Victoria and Tasmania have agreed to let seasonal workers return to the farm so that the work goes on uninterrupted. This will in turn not hamper the Tasmanian seasonal worker program. Moreover, this also takes care of the fact that many more Australians can return home from other foreign lands. […]

2021-01-28

Pacific Workers Arriving From Samoa

In favourable news for New Zealand, around 2,000 Pacific workers are arriving in New Zealand. This will be considered as the first of Samoa’s 780 strong workers that are linked to the Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme. Moreover, this group of workers have successfully landed in Auckland this week. Nevertheless, the rest of the group are […]

2021-01-21

Zucchini Production in Australia (2019)

Overview Zucchini, or courgette, is a summer squash which means that it is a squash that is harvested while immature and in the state while its rind is still tender and edible. Its skin is dark green, light green orange or deep yellow. Botanically Zucchini is a fruit, but it is treated as a vegetable […]

2021-01-15

Tomatoes Production in Australia (2019)

Overview Tomatoes are grown in almost all states across Australia. However, the majority of the production occurs mainly in Victoria and Queensland. In traditional times, most of this vegetable was produced outdoors. Nevertheless, in recent years, tomatoes are being produced in high-tech glasshouses. Lycopene is one of the most abundant plant compounds in tomatoes. It’s […]

2021-01-14

Pumpkins Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-08

Potatoes Production in Australia (2019)

Overview of Potatoes Among many edible crops that emerged at the dawn of modern human civilization and managed to spread across the entire world, few managed to distinguish themselves by their ruggedness, storage quality and its nutritional value. The potato indigenous flowering plants of South America and the Andes mountains (modern-day southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia) […]

2021-01-08

Peas Production in Australia (2019)

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 peas and snow peas, produce pods that are edible and are eaten raw […]

2021-01-07

Parsnips Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-07

Onions Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-07

Mushrooms Production in Australia (2019)

Overview of Mushrooms The word mushroom is derived from the French word for fungi and moulds. One day, around 1650, a melon grower near Paris discovered these vegetables growing on his growth fertiliser. He decided to cultivate this new exotic delicacy commercially and to introduce it in exclusive Parisian restaurants. It was at that time […]

2021-01-06

Leeks Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-06

Leafy Salad Vegetables in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-05

Asian Vegetables (Leafy) Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-05

Popularity of Passionfruit and the Agricultural Industry

Passionfruit is a popular fruit in Australia that is predominantly grown in Queensland. Nonetheless, since they are subtropical plants, and their popularity, they may be grown in all parts of Australia. However, in colder areas, they need to be provided with a warm and sunny sheltered spot so that they are able to thrive properly. […]

2021-01-04

Pears and the Australian Agricultural Industry

An interesting fact that may be unknown to many is that pears are not only a good source of fibre, but they also contain loads of Vitamin C that boosts the immune system. Moreover, pears are also known as pome fruit, and they belong to the Rosaceae family. This family includes other fruits such as […]

2021-01-04

The Wrath of the Pandemic on Labourers

The future of stone fruit growers hangs in the balance due to the ongoing wrath of the pandemic. The stone fruit growers, located in Australia, are facing rigorous situations as they might have to pull out some of their trees to COVID 19. This because the ongoing pandemic is causing the air freight costs to […]

2021-01-04