Citrus boss puts squeeze on Queensland government

Citrus Australia has called on the Queensland government to provide further financial assistance to citrus growers in the state’s far north, as transport costs escalate following ex-tropical cyclone Jasper.

Citrus flavoured pests

Congratulations! If you’ve chosen to grow a citrus crop, you’ve picked a tree crop with probably the most pests wanting to share in the fun.

Aussie citrus congress 2024

The inaugural Australian Citrus Congress will focus on building a profitable future for the sector.

Hillston Citrus imports some export expertise

A quarter of a century in the citrus industry – first in South Africa, and now Australia – has squeezed agronomist Rolf Swart into a new role, tackling the challenges of exports for Hillston Citrus Operations, at Griffith in NSW.

Australian citrus needs to target new buyers

Forget about appealing to loyal or niche customers – the only way to consistently sell more citrus fruit is to nudge those who rarely buy it, and make it easier for them to pop it in their trolley more often, according to Hort Innovation general manager of marketing Kylie Hudson.

Citrus industry trial targets costly pest

Wasp traps developed and trialled in South Australia could be the key to controlling a pest that costs the national citrus industry “tens of millions” of dollars a year.

Research to promote citrus health benefits

There’s a huge disconnect between the science and public health messaging about citrus, especially when it comes to drinking its Vitamin C-rich juice.

Citrus Australia awards emerging leader

Gayndah citrus grower Matt Benham loves talking citrus and when doing so his passion is both evident and infectious. This passion was rewarded by his peers with an ‘Emerging Leader Award’ at Citrus Australia’s recent Market Outlook Forum in Mildura.

Global orange juice outlook 2023/24

For now, the orange juice market is staying tight for at least another season, unless there is a significant supply-side surprise for the 2023/24 harvest in Brazil or a much sharper contraction in global demand in 2H 2023.

Danisaraba - new miticide for tree crops

New mode of action miticide for almond, pome fruit and citrus growers.

Exciting time ahead for red flesh early mandarin

Field day helped growers acquire technical expertise sooner for fruit production, processing, and retailing of mandarins.

Major milestone for Delite Mandarins

Expecting to pick around 30 million Delite mandarins this season.

HLB tolerant rootstocks arrive at Dareton

Australian citrus industry to safeguard itself against HLB.

Effects of treatments on export lemon quality

Many export markets require a treatment to ensure the absence of quarantine pests, such as fruit fly.

Monitoring and managing citrus gall wasp

New trap enables growers to accurately monitor CGW populations.