Overview Australian ginger, though available all throughout the country, is widely produced in Queensland. Furthermore, processed ginger is oftentimes used in beverages in minced or candied form. However, the majority of these fresh imports to Australia are widely processed without entering the fresh supply chain. Most importantly, Fijian ginger has also been recently granted acess […]2020-11-12
Overview Australia possesses a small but growing garlic industry. Nevertheless, most of the supply is accumulated by imports from other regions. The countries that provide the garlic supply are China, Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and the USA. This necessary vegetable can be identified as a close relative of onions, leeks and chives. When it comes […]2020-11-12
Overview Fresh herbs, including parsley, are predominantly grown in almost all states of Australia. They are specially grown in market gardens near the major capitals. In the present times, increasing volumes are being grown in high-tech greenhouses all year long. Types of Herbs Lemon Myrtle Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is originally a Queensland Rainforest tree so they […]2020-10-30
Overview Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial that grows to 2 metres or more, and at least 50cm across. The leaf has a strong anise scent and flavour, and the buttery yellow flowers appear in summer and autumn. The more common green fennel is a noxious weed in some regions so it should not be planted. The […]2020-10-30
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 that the growing season has been quite praiseworthy. Even though during the summer season the temperature had reached up to 40, the measures taken regarding water conditions was commendable. Moreover, the high temperatures have also caused the harvest volumes to vary. Nonetheless, the end result has been that the harvest has been consistent.
As time passes by, farm owners are now looking to invest in cooling systems. This is because of the fluctuating temperatures and the need to protect the green houses. Even though the traditional procedures are appreciated, the need of the hour is to incorporate the multiple technologies with the old techniques. This will ensure better quality and greater yields through the warmer weather.
Along with the growing season, the food service industry has been really hit hard by COVID 19. Restaurants, hotels and sporting venues have stood empty for months. Businesses within the industry have attempted to move quickly to mitigate the impact, reducing staff and costs, pivoting online and adapting. Some greatly successful, others not adapting well, which in turn has led to closures. Food service industry demand has yet to return to pre-COVID-19 levels and businesses will need to manage the operational realities of a continually changing environment of dramatically lower revenues, high fixed costs, less than optimal asset returns and the need to conserve capital, they will need to determine which areas to prioritize and invest in. Hence, it is important