Aussie Apples win Thai award

WA Farm Direct was honoured to be awarded with the Innovation & Global Vision Partner Award from CP Group Thailand in Bangkok.

2023 macadamia crop forecast revised down

The 2023 Australian macadamia crop forecast has been revised down by 11% from 60,000 tonnes in-shell to 53,160 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (from 64,400 to 57,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture).

New project to boost mango exports to the USA

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is partnering with the Queensland Government to boost mango exports to the United States of America as part of the new Food and Fibre to Market: Industry Partnerships Program (FF2M).

Harnessing native bee pollinators in tree crops

Are you interested in managing native bees to improve the pollination and yield of your crops?

Expert help for berry growers in SA, Tas

De Sangosse Australia is excited to announce the addition of Rhys Muller to the team, joining as regional sales manager covering eastern South Australia and Tasmania.

Conjurer 750 WG PGR sets up tree crops for profit

Imtrade’s proven Conjurer 750 WG Plant Growth Regulator significantly enhances the productivity and profitability of fruit tree crops.

Driverless tractor trial on track

The future has arrived at the Almond Board of Australia’s Almond Centre of Excellence (‘ACE’) orchard, with the introduction of an autonomous tractor to assist with farm operations, increase worker safety and enhance orchard efficiency.

Early start essential to tame high-density pears

High-density planting of pear trees on seedling rootstock can match early and high yields of high-density plantings of apple trees on size-controlling rootstocks, but only when pear trees are tamed early. It is important to recognise that the growth habit of the pear is different from that of the apple.

WA Farm Direct wins APAL marketer award

WA Farm Direct is thrilled to announce that Jenny Mercer, managing director, has been awarded the prestigious APAL Marketer of the Year.

Information automation – huge gains for small cost

When we hear “automation” we tend to think machinery, but it’s not all big-ticket items. “Information automation” is defined as using digital technology to automate the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information, says ABC Software founder Sharon Chapman.

Biostimulant trial boosts almond crop yields

New trial results demonstrate that Mycorrcin, a biostimulant from Biostart, has been found to increase the size of young almond trees, as well as the amount and weight of both nuts and kernels, while also improving soil biology.

Humane, ‘smart’ rodent control with Goodnature

As the weather cools as it has now, it’s a good idea to start thinking about rodent-proofing your property.

Hort Connections 2023 breaks records

Amid rising cost pressures and challenges to labour availability, the Australian horticulture sector came together for Hort Connections 2023, the largest horticulture conference and trade show in the Southern Hemisphere.

Funding opens Thai avo trade

The Western Australian avocado industry is set to reap the benefits of more than $3.5M of investment into market access and trade initiatives following the Australian Government’s Hass market access outcome with Thailand.

Managing tree crop picking. There’s an app for that!

An orchard management app that allows pickers to easily record their own progress and helps drivers find full bins via GPS technology is in the final stages of implementation at a Riverland citrus operation.