New Summerfruit representative in Vietnam

As part of its involvement with the AusHub, Summerfruit Australia Limited (SAL) and AusCham have engaged a full-time person to undertake the important work on the ground in Vietnam.

Bravo apple exports continue to grow

The Western Australian-bred Bravo apple harvest has begun, as national production of this promising new variety grows.

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.

Export markets drive almond fungicide choices

Almond enterprises are increasingly recognising they have to be particularly strategic with orchard fungicide applications to ensure their produce continues to meet export destination requirements.

Tornado sprayers mark 50 years in Australia

Tornado Pumps and Sprayers have been manufacturing and importing specialised agricultural equipment since 1973. 2023 is the Sydney based company’s 50th year in providing unparalleled innovations and service to the agricultural sector in Australia.

Summerfruit 2023 Industry Conference

After a period without a National Conference Summerfruit Australia Ltd (SAL) will be holding a ‘mini conference’ over the period 15–16 May 2023 in Moama (across the river from Echuca).

Smart fertiliser boosts yield potential

Lono, a specialised nitrogen fertiliser that is efficient and environmentally stable is gaining ground in the Australian tree crop sector as growers seek more sustainable options to improve marketable yields.

Basics of stone fruit growth management

The three parts of the fruit, the seed, the stone and the flesh, develop separately over time, and fit in with other growth patterns of the tree, such as growth of new shoots and roots.

Recycling a ‘no-brainer’ for old poly dripper line

When Kyalite Pistachios was considering a sustainable solution for disposal of the last remaining area of sprinkler irrigation at its ‘Rivernook’ orchard, plus extra poly and dripper line kept in storage from previous upgrades, the industry’s leading recovery and recycling program largely became a “no-brainer”.

Precision agriculture aids frost fan location

The economic costs of frost to agriculture and horticulture can be significant. As winter and early spring frost in Australia and New Zealand is almost exclusively ‘radiative’ in nature, it forms predictable patterns as a function of surrounding topography and land use.

Setting up your sprayer: The ‘dead-pest-test’

The yellow test papers that indicate spray coverage on your crop is one method of evaluation.

Biostimulants boost tropical tree crops

The role of biostimulants in providing nutrition to tropical crops is increasing each season in Queensland thanks to the ever-evolving biostimulant fertiliser range by De Sangosse Australia, under the guidance of regional manager Ben Itzstein.

Online spray diary more than just record-keeping

Switching from paper records to an online spray diary increases accuracy, reduces double-handling, and allows you to meet compliance requirements with ease.

Beewise shows world’s first robotic beehive

The latest in cutting edge agritech is catering to a tiny but important customer – bees. US-based company, Beewise brought the world’s first robotic beehive to Australia for the first time, unveiling it at evokeAG. 2023.

Juicer inducted into Citrus Hall of Fame

Pioneer citrus grower and juicer John Morris’s knowledge of merchandising and branding has been described as ‘second to none’ in the industry, leading to his recent recognition by Citrus Australia in the Citrus Hall of Fame.