Advancing citrus microbial food safety with science – and data-based approaches

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) recently delivered a project (CT20005) to examine microbial food safety risks along the citrus supply chain and develop management strategies.

The fruit of ANFIC’S 40-year legacy

The Australian Nursery’s Fruit Improvement Company (ANFIC) got Australia back in the game when it came to intellectual property rights and the ability of the industry to play on something even close to a level playing field.

Serving up an avocado enterprise

WHAT do you get when you cross avocados and Andrew Crossman? Crossie’s Cados. Established in 2005 at Torrumbarry in Victoria’s north, Andrew Crossman has built a business which is continuing to grow season after season.

JD options make market green with envy

In 2024-25, the high value crop (HVC) sector will reach a new record of $17.8 billion in its value of production, positioning it as the third largest agricultural industry in the nation.

Singing the praises of Serenade

The success of Nigel Love’s avocado farm starts with healthy roots which has led to healthier trees and improved yields.

Agriculture set to Prospr under Croplands

Croplands, Nufarm’s emerging solutions spray equipment platform, and Robotics Plus, a New Zealand-based agritech company, have announced they are joining forces to bring Prospr to the Australian and New Zealand horticulture market.

Clean Coastal Catchments Macadamia Research Update

If you're interested in farm sustainability and how to get the best bang for your buck from fertilisers and orchard amendments, join us for the Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) Macadamia Research Update

Farmers wanted for regenerative cropping survey

Five hundred crop farmers nationally are wanted for a short online survey – and 75 of those will be selected for a broader, three-year farm monitoring project.

Pollinus increases yields

A novel honeybee attractant enhancing the performance of bees as crop pollinators is showing its potential value in nut crops in Australia.

Grow, connect and thrive at hort connections

The southern hemisphere’s largest horticulture conference is arriving in Melbourne June 3-5.

APVMA publishes diazinon, fenitrothion decision

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published its decisions on the use of diazinon and fenitrothion.

Service dog protects the country

Biosecurity service dog Vespa has done more than his fair share helping to keep Australia safe, intercepting 1300 biosecurity risk items across 129 commodities last year – the most of any biosecurity detector dog in the country.

Gallagher protects the nation

Electric fencing is a cost-effective and reliable way to control animal movement, manage pasture and achieve strong conservation outcomes.

Making senesce out of senescence post-harvest

Kendon Chemicals general manager Chris Story says senescence is actually regarded as an evolutionary acquired process which is critical for plant fitness.

Apple orchard drying up – start pruning

When the going gets dry, producers need to get going on their apple trees according to Agriculture Victoria with thinning/pruning playing a vital role.