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AGRICULTURAL INSIGHT News List

2022-01-22
2022-01-22

Cotton Industry in Crisis over Labour Shortage

The cotton sector in Australia has suggested that changes to migration restrictions to allow a new visa may result in a lack of international agricultural workers. The current Australian Agriculture Worker Visa, which was introduced in September, is intended to increase the number of primary industry workers. Cotton Australia, on the other hand, claims that […]

2022-01-21
2022-01-21
2022-01-21

South Australia Eradicates Fruit Fly Outbreaks

The state’s $1.3 billion agricultural sector has been relieved of fears after a series of Mediterranean fruit fly infestations were eradicated across metropolitan Adelaide. After a successful two-year operation involving 350 personnel who visited 177,000 homes and properties and released 677 million sterile flies, restrictions on the transit of fruit in more than 170 suburbs […]

2022-01-21

Clonal Trees Help Meet Demand for Avocados

Australian technology is rethinking the avocado business at a nursery in the distant regions of Northern NSW. Scientists have been collaborating with the Anderson Horticulture nursery and many other avocado farmers for the past six years to develop tissue-culture-based avocado clonal plants. The nursery has now been awarded almost $400,000 to assist them to commercialise […]

2022-01-21

Tearless Onions Go on Sale

Chefs, cooks, parents, and anyone with a kitchen will be able to purchase “tearless” onions in the UK starting next week, in a world first. According to Waitrose, the Sunion onion is good for those with sensitive eyes and for cooking with children because of its mild flavour, which makes it much more adaptable to […]

2022-01-20

Heated Debate Rages on about Solar Panel Farms

As the number of solar farms in Australia grows, so does the controversy over heavy metals in solar panels and the difficulty of recycling them. Lynette LaBlack, a farmer in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, has been questioning¬†everyone who will listen with uncomfortable questions. She questioned Metka EGN regarding its solar project […]

2022-01-20

Australia Offers Visa Refund Fee to Attract Student Backpackers

The federal government would grant a fee reimbursement to any student or backpacker who returns to Australia in the coming months in an effort to support a variety of businesses battling workforce shortages. The charge, which is roughly $600, will be waived for international students arriving within the next eight weeks and backpackers arriving within the next 12 […]

2022-01-19