New look for iconic deciduous fruits orchard guide

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Orchard plant protection guide for deciduous fruits in NSW aims to provide commercial orchardists with up-to-date technical information on all aspects of crop protection.

$5 million in Smart Farm Grants On Offer

The 3rd round of a $5 million funding program (which so far has included projects such as soil acidity management techniques, improved orchard pollination and bee health) are now on offer.

Noonamahs’ massive 1.5kg mango monster

Mango farmer Steve Jenkins of Jenko’s Mangoes picked this whopper piece of fruit which weighs in at 1.5kg. An average ripe Kensington Pride weighs between 300-600g.

Genomics reveals secrets of optimal harvest, storage

The study of genomics is yielding useful information for preventing conditions such as soft scald and bitter pit in fruit.

Spanish team looking to breed seedless mangoes

Scientists in the southern Spanish province of Malaga are looking to breed seedless mangoes.

W2Olives Wagga scores clean sweep of Australian International Olive Awards

One of Wagga’s olive oil producers has beaten a number of heavyweights to secure a clean sweep of trophies in the extra virgin category at an international awards.

Australian Pollinator Week

Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators November 10 -17. It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

Fruit Australia secures rights to US varieties

Fruit Australia has secured the exclusive Australian rights to three US-bred apple varieties.

A stinker of a problem for Australia

It might be small in size (measuring between 14-17 mm long) but there’s no question that BMSB is an enormous pest.

Microbes at the root of improved yields

A BioAg fertility program, is leading to an increase in organic carbon and related yield response in a Riverland almond orchard.

Production of peaches and nectarines will break records

In Australia, the production of peaches and nectarines will grow for the third year in a row due to the entry into the season of commercial fruiting of new gardens with high-yielding varieties.

Australian summerfruit connects with China

Australia’s summerfruit industry has forged a stronger relationship with China with a new agreement

Backpacker tax ruling gives farming groups hope

Farmers are not surprised by a Federal Court's decision on Wednesday, to overturn the controversial backpacker tax.

How to make pears blush:

Pears have been declining in popularity in recent years, but new blush varieties offer opportunities for an image makeover and a revival in fortunes.

NT freight hub construction set to begin

A boost for producers in Australia’s Northern Territory, as construction on Darwin Airport freight hub to begin this week