You don't want Lace (bug) in your place

I see olive trees used as features or ornamental foliage in towns around restaurants; some homeowners like them as they are hardy, have a grey-green foliage, a variation on other foliage colours. By this time of the year many have yellowed leaves among the grey-green – an olive lace bug (OLB) symptom.

Mixed fortunes for hort

New data shows mixed fortunes for an Australian horticulture sector facing numerous challenges; however, the long-term outlook remains strong with total production value increasing by 2.8 per cent to $16.3 billion.

Fingerlimes find commercial niche

You never know where your passion can take you and for Jade King, her love of education, agriculture and unique Australian produce has led her down a path she never thought she would travel and somewhat suprisingly, into the world of native fingerlime production.

PBR decision takes shine off apples

On January 12, the Angers, France, based Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office issued its long-awaited decision in the dispute concerning the novelty of Cripps Pink and Cripps Red apple varieties.

Aussie fingerlimes wow chefs worldwide

This nutrient rich Australian native fingerlime, with its distinctive pearls of citrus caviar, vibrant colours and novel flavours, has captured the imagination and taste buds of chefs and consumers around the world.

Australian almond boss is California dreaming

The man steering the Australian almond juggernaut is not long back from a major industry conference in California with a few problems and a lot of potential on his hands.

Cropliner blows competition away

Croplands is helping a busy family business in South Australia reach its full potential.

Upcoming industry events for 2024

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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.