Impact of irradiation on export cherry quality

A ‘snapshot’ of the eating quality of Australian cherries shows them to be firmer, sweeter and tastier than those from other competing export countries.

Superior finish starts with Premio

Australia is renowned for its high-value fresh produce, which is driving an ever-booming export market.

Joe’s ReTain punt pays off in higher fruit set

Joe Ceravolo gave the following advice to other cherry growers who may be considering ReTain but were still undecided: "I would say that if they have any varieties that are poor at setting fruit or where they are susceptible to short flowering periods, they would be mad not to give it a go.”

The cherry export process explained

The Australian cherry industry has been growing over the last few years, and it is expected that the growth will continue for the foreseeable future.

New member joins Agspec hort team

Agspec is excited to announce the appointment of Jeremy Liddle as business manager for southern Queensland and northern NSW. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in horticultural cropping systems and will be a great asset to the Agspec team.

New Grochem appointments

Two sales professionals with a wealth of experience in horticulture have joined crop protection supplier, Grochem Australia as it strengthens its team for further growth.

Historic $130m hort exports trade alliance

The largest and most ambitious trade initiative in Australian horticulture has been given the green light with a host of partners signing on to an historic $130 million program, the Fresh and Secure Trade Alliance (FASTA).

Almond exports up by nearly 50 per cent

Demand for Australian almonds continues at a record pace in the latest industry shipping report released by the Almond Board of Australia.

Macadamia crop down but quality “excellent”: AMS

The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) has again revised down the forecast for the 2023 Australian macadamia crop from 53,160 tonnes in-shell to 48,500 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (from 57,000 to 52,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture).

Partnership to fortify plant biosecurity

Australian biosecurity has received another boost after the nation’s seven plant Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry renewed a partnership to tackle the nation’s most prolific pests and diseases.

Citrus Australia monitors pomelo risk

Citrus Australia is closely monitoring a biosecurity import risk analysis being conducted on fresh pomelo fruit from Vietnam.

Biosecurity levy should be scrapped

Peak industry body Citrus Australia has urged the Federal Government to repeal its proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy.

Gearing up for demand surge for almond exports

Industry and Hort Innovation are working together to prime the Australian almond sector for growth amid a 118 per cent rise in overseas demand over the past decade.

‘Minimum wage’ now in effect

The Fair Work Commission has increased the National Minimum Wage to $882.80 per week ($23.23 per hour) from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023.

‘Taste the Sunshine’ campaign wins award

Aussies across the country have been inspired to ‘Taste the Sunshine’ through this season’s Australian Mango marketing campaign.