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Purchases of Apples and Pears Declined in February

In the four weeks that led up to February 4 2021, the take home fruit category saw a decline of 7.6% in dollar sales, while volume sales went down by -6.5%, when compared to the previous year. ApplesApples saw a huge decrease by 6.3% in dollar sales and 15.4% in volume sales, driven in part by […]

2021-04-07

Fruit Flies to be Released in South Australia

The South Australian government will release close 100 million sterile fruit flies from the sky in an attempt to try and eradicate the pests that are currently harrassing numerous suburbs. The Sterile Insect Technology (SIT) flies will be set free from a low-flying airplane across 11 outbreak areas across metropolitan Adelaide and Renmark. The program, […]

2021-04-06

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

Produce Being Wasted: Newest News in Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic and labour shortages have had a “massive” impact on the already high levels of produce wastage, according to Australia’s leading research centre on the issue. Dr Steve Lapidge is the inaugural CEO of Fight Food Waste Ltd, which incorporates the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and Stop Food Waste Australia. He […]

2021-02-26

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

Conservation Agriculture and its Development in Australia

The Australian story of farmer innovation in Conservation Agriculture reveals a complex interplay of policy, economics, science, and farming. Farmer experimentation with Conservation Agriculture began in the 1960’s and has continued to this day where around 80%-90% of Australia’s 23.5 million hectares of winter crops are now grown using Conservation Agriculture principles. This remarkable achievement is the […]

2021-02-11

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

Australian Producers Entitled to Apply for Grants

In a great decision, Australian farmers, manufacturers and producers will now be permitted to apply for financial support and grants from the Coles Nature Fund in order to increase their innovative abilities and prosper in their business. Businesses with innovative ideas, fewer than 50 full-time employees and turnover of less than $25 million in annual […]

2021-02-02

Sweet Potatoes Production in Australia (2019)

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 […]

2021-01-12