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.

Industry finds 2023 a tough year to crack

Almond growers have experienced one of their most challenging years in recent history.

Olives – they grow on you

A pre-retirement plan for Imre and Sue Menschelyi turned out to be a little more than they bargained for when the family purchased an old dairy farm on 40ha at Karridale in WA.

APVMA releases proposed chlorpyrifos decision

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has released its proposed regulatory decision on the reconsideration of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used for the control of pests in various agricultural, horticultural, commercial, and veterinary situations.

Almond sales on trend

Australian almond sales remain on pace to clear processor warehouses by season’s end after another significant sales month in September.

ACE orchard officially opens

More than 200 stakeholders recently attended the official handover of the Australian almond industry’s centre of excellence experimental orchard at Loxton North in South Australia’s Riverland.

AOA fights levy

The federal government's proposed additional 10 per cent biosecurity charge on agricultural levy-paying producers, by July 1 next year has been strongly opposed by the horticultural (and many other agricultural) industries.

Farmers lead trade fight

The Cairns Group Farm Leaders (Farm Leaders) have reinforced their commitment to their vision to create a world with an equitable and enforceable rules-based trading system in agriculture.

Sign up science students

The Monash University Industry Experience Internship Program connects businesses with students from six Monash University faculties.

Algae trade success

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has approved algae production to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.

New board for Aussie hort

One new and two returning board directors have joined the grower-owned research and development corporation for Australian horticulture, Hort Innovation.

Hort unites to bolster sustainability

Grower groups from across Australia and national representative bodies are showing joint support for the newly released 2023/24 Australian-grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework.

Stone fruit yields set to boom

Leading Australian fresh produce business Montague is gearing up for a large stone fruit crop harvest this season, largely due to the good news of an expected warmer summer.

Free water tests

VICCHEM, a trusted name in agrichemical solutions, is thrilled to announce the continuation of their free water test kit, reaffirming their commitment to providing retail partners and growers with valuable insights to optimise the performance of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Aussie citrus congress 2024

The inaugural Australian Citrus Congress will focus on building a profitable future for the sector.