Free water tests

VICCHEM, a trusted name in agrichemical solutions, is thrilled to announce the continuation of their free water test kit, reaffirming their commitment to providing retail partners and growers with valuable insights to optimise the performance of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Resetting the direction of Summerfruit Australia

This national workshop in Moama, NSW on 16 May 2023 was the first of its kind since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orchard netting and platforms

Each season, orchardists face enormous risk; from unpredictable weather to labour insecurity, making fruit growing sometimes seem like a gamble.

NFFC appoints new chair

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is delighted to welcome John Webster as the new independent chairperson.

From the editor

Well, the roller coaster ride of agriculture continues, with another year of floods and the impacts of global disruptions – this time, not COVID, but the Ukrainian war, editor David Petrikas writes.

Collecting accurate weather data on-farm

With the development of technology to remotely monitor a range of factors such as nutrients, soil moisture and weather status, a growing number of farmers are adding this capability to their orchard management.

Bag recycling scheme for growers

Big Bag Recovery collects and recycles woven polypropylene and low-density polyethylene sacks and bulk bags.

ABARES says horticulture to reach $12 billion for 2021-22

Australian horticulture could reach the second highest value on record this financial year.

Register for the 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference

Conference will be a meeting place for plant breeders and allied scientists.

Introducing bagMUSTER

Australia’s first not-for-profit, whole-of-industry genuine collection and recycling program for agricultural bags.

Register now for Hort Connections 2022

Hort Connections 2022 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6–8 June.

AquiMax - valuable tool for water management

Improve soil aggregate stability and water retention, and reduce reduce run-off, silt, and ammonia and nitrate-nitrogen loss.

Crop Block protects fruit and nut crops

Prevention of sunburn damage to fruit.

Katabatic drift explained and how to avoid it

How to locate frost fans and set up your orchard for best effect.

SA Horticulture industry launches ambitious 2030 Blueprint

Fruit fly eradication, workforce development and water security are priorities.