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Scholar pays off

Martos Mangoes has grown from a bare block of land to a thriving orchard of 30,000 R2E2 mango trees in Bowen, North Queensland - although it has taken the family-run enterprise more than 30 years to become the overnight success it is.

Neon lights up blueberry future

The new TOMRA Neon, a new blueberry pre-grader with sophisticated AI technology, brings overall value to the blueberry business model. Joshua Miers-Jones, global category director blueberry and avocado at TOMRA Food, explains.

Technology has to start up somewhere

Aussie growers could soon reap the benefits of technology from across the globe through a scan of startups offering innovative solutions to labour challenges.

Training hub supports biosecurity

As the Australian Federal government continues to jeopardise our nations staple food production by pursuing up to 700giglitres of water through buybacks from the productive pool under the basin plan, we will become increasingly reliant on importing produce into our country.

Macadamia growers honoured

Australia’s best macadamia growers have been honoured in the industry’s Awards of Excellence, announced the peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS).

Campaign targets labour hire

Labour hire workers in the horticulture industry are the target of a significant new communication campaign by the Labour Hire Authority (LHA).

How narrow can we go?

A new Hort Innovation Frontiers project is about to explore planting stone and pome fruit trees in 2m rows with canopies as narrow as a pair of secateurs.

Citrus flavoured pests

Congratulations! If you’ve chosen to grow a citrus crop, you’ve picked a tree crop with probably the most pests wanting to share in the fun.

Unleashing Pomegranate production management guide

It might already be a $10.4 million industry, with 275,000 mature trees, but the true potential of pomegranates remains largely untapped.

Blueberry water use in spotlight

The Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) research project is working on a blueberry crop water use model, looking closely at how much water blueberry plants take up under different conditions.

Biological control for fruit fly

Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is one of Australia’s most damaging horticultural pests.

Varroa mite in spotlight

Pairing the current alcohol and soapy water washes, sugar shakes and sticky strips with laser beams, cameras, vibration detection and DNA testing, are just some of the options looked at to help beekeepers monitor their hives for Varroa Mite.

Bee a farming success

A next-generation upgrade of the world-leading BeeConnected app has been launched at Parliament House by Regional Development Minister Kristy McBain at Parliament House.

Wild about olives

Andrew and Megan Aitken knew they were onto something special when they drove out of a dense peppermint forest and first laid eyes on Wild Olive farm – now their home and their passion.