Persimmon industry gains momentum in Australia

The Australian Persimmon industry is kicking off the start of the 2023 season.

Managing fungal diseases in berry crops

Botrytis grey mould is a common disease facing berry growers, making the recent registration of Miravis Prime fungicide vitally important from both a production and resistance management perspective.

50 years of growing at Lewis Horticulture

Lewis Horticulture is an industry leading Australian owned production nursery providing superior genetic selections of Mediterranean tree crops, together with specialist knowledge and skills for growing pomegranates, high density olives, and figs.

Do higher density plantings lift yield?

The field of computational modelling has advanced significantly in recent years as information technology, in-field data and plant modelling software have been cleverly combined to develop greater confidence in models, including a visual twist!

Factors affecting total kernel recovery

Being able to maximise total kernel recovery is the ‘flagship number’ of growing macadamias, as it is one of the determinants of the yield and profitability of the orchard.

App tracks pruning per piece to boost profits

With the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) changes to the Horticulture Award coming into effect last April, many growers have put piece rates in the ‘too hard basket’, but there are still many advantages so long as you have the right tools for the job.

2023 almond crop harvest

The Almond Board of Australia has released its pre-season crop estimate for 2023.

Marquis’ new CEO and chair

The world’s largest marketer of macadamias, Marquis Marketing, has announced changes to its leadership team heading into the new year.

Nutrition program for macadamias

Macadamias require relatively high quantities of the macronutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, as well as strategic ‘top-ups’ of calcium, boron, magnesium and zinc throughout the growing season for optimal yield.

Tree traits to boost macadamia production

Researchers from The University of Queensland have identified two desirable traits in macadamia trees to make orchards more productive and profitable.

Immunisation of tree crops to be trialled

Hort Innovation has announced an $8.7 million investment to trial tree immunisations that protect Australia’s horticulture industries against the deadly Xylella and Huanglongbing (HLB) diseases.

More Varroa mites found in NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) surveillance and tracing work has confirmed two new detections of Varroa mite in the Hunter and Central Coast areas.

Registrations open for Hort Connections 2023

Growers and members of the fruit, nut, and floral industries are encouraged to register early for Hort Connections 2023, the biggest business and networking destination for the Australian and New Zealand horticulture industry.

Mango export market success

The International Market Access Assessment Panel (IMAAP) has supported market improvement and access applications for mango exports to the USA and India using irradiation pathways.

Increase in 2023 macadamia crop

The 2023 Australian macadamia crop is predicted to reach 60,000 tonnes in-shell @3.5% moisture (64,400 tonnes in-shell @10% moisture), according to a climate-based forecast produced using scientific modelling developed by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.