Government introduces new visas, employment incentives

The Federal Government has introduced two new skilled provisional visas in a bid to lift the seasonal workforce for horticulture and other industries.

Qld macadamia producers named top growers for 2019

A Queensland couple has been name the 2019 Australian Macadamia Grower of the Year.

New PMA Executive Members Named

PMA Australia-New Zealand Ltd (PMA A-NZ) have announced that Craig Taylor, Andrew Common and Ilango Surendran, will be joining PMA A-NZ Board of Directors.

Australian Olive Association to co-host 2020 World Congress

Fats and oils will be firmly in focus next February as the Australian Olive Association co-hosts the World Congress on Oils & Fats 2020 (WCOF2020) in Sydney.

SA Fruit Growers to Benefit from $14.6M Netting Scheme

Fruit growers in South Australia will be able to 'future-proof' their orchards with a Federal Government investment in netting covers.

Global Lemon Market Overview

November and December are traditionally the quiet months for Australian lemons. The largest stocks are imported around this time. Over the entire 2018 season, exports (including limes) grew by 67%, while the value of those exports increased by 26%. But what's happening around the world?

Unique custard apple variety produced by Glass House Mountains farmers

A Glass House Mountains tropical fruit farm has produced a unique variety of custard apple which could be available commercially within a few years. Robert and Karen Martin of Yanalla Farms produce lychees, dragonfruit and custard apples on their Sunshine Coast hinterland orchard but it's their rare PinksBlush custard apple that they're focused on going forward.

Cobram trials to stop Queensland Fruit Fly

Two million sterile Queensland fruit flies will be released near Cobram in an attempt to manage pest populations.

Western Australia free of citrus canker

Quarantine restrictions for citrus in Kununurra and Wyndham to be lifted as of November 22

Australian summerfruit exports look positive following a record breaking 2018/19 season

The Australian summerfruit season is just getting underway, the growing conditions have been good and the weather is warming up and should give good quality fruit.

Narrow canopies could lift almond orchard yields

Improved tree architecture, including narrower canopies, could be the key to growing almond orchard production and efficiency, according to Plant and Food Research Australia senior scientist, Grant Thorp.

Nutrano launch Lady Jane mango season

Leading Australian produce company, Nutrano, has officially launched the season for Lady Jane mangoes.

Recycling old trees could reduce almond growers' carbon footprint

Almond growers across the world could reduce their carbon footprint and increase their trees' productivity by recycling their old orchards back into the ground, a research trial in the United States has shown.

Tasmanian beekeepers set to gain greater access to forest resources

A newly signed memorandum of understanding is set to allow beekeepers greater access to leatherwood trees in support of the state's honey and pollination industries.

Australian exporters denounce fees

The Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA) has joined other industry bodies in condemning a proposal increasing fees and charges for export certification activities.