Good orchard hygiene breaks Qfly lifecycle

The Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Area Wide Management Program is supporting growers in Victoria’s Goulburn Murray Valley region to ensure all commercial orchards have an active pest management strategy and are practising good orchard hygiene.

Croplands releases new model orchard sprayer

Croplands – a name synonymous with Australia-made orchard spraying technology, has released an improved new sprayer to expand on its Tree Crop sprayer model range.

New fertiliser labelling campaign

Fertilizer Australia will launch the national Fertiliser Labelling Awareness campaign in coming months, predominantly through social media and direct communication designed to target horticultural growers, industry bodies and rural retailers.

Research to promote citrus health benefits

There’s a huge disconnect between the science and public health messaging about citrus, especially when it comes to drinking its Vitamin C-rich juice.

Citrus Australia awards emerging leader

Gayndah citrus grower Matt Benham loves talking citrus and when doing so his passion is both evident and infectious. This passion was rewarded by his peers with an ‘Emerging Leader Award’ at Citrus Australia’s recent Market Outlook Forum in Mildura.

Global orange juice outlook 2023/24

For now, the orange juice market is staying tight for at least another season, unless there is a significant supply-side surprise for the 2023/24 harvest in Brazil or a much sharper contraction in global demand in 2H 2023.

Researchers beat avocado production bottleneck

University of Queensland (UQ) scientists are revolutionising the way avocados are grown in Australia by perfecting the technique of successfully propagating trees using plant stem cell technology.

How avocado growers can lift capacity and quality

Consumers around the world have developed a taste for avocados that growers in Australia cannot plant the trees quickly enough. The fruit has been nicknamed ‘green gold’, but gold rushes don’t last forever.

Visionary Mike Arnold in Citrus Hall of Fame

Lasting change requires vision, leadership and absolute commitment to the cause – all traits displayed by Mike Arnold over decades of selfless leadership in the Australian citrus industry.

NFFC appoints new chair

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is delighted to welcome John Webster as the new independent chairperson.

Perth to host evokeAG 2024

Following a sell-out 2023 event in Adelaide, evokeAG. organiser AgriFutures Australia in partnership with the Western Australian Government has announced the event will head west to WA in February 2024.

Local council at Logistica Hong Kong

Greater Shepparton City Council will once again be attending Asia Fruit Logistica, with a delegation including the mayor and CEO to travel to Hong Kong in September this year.

Record broken for 2023 Hort Connections

Preparations for Hort Connections 2023 are well underway, with the Trade Show sold out two months before the doors open, new speakers and events added to the event program, and AUSVEG opening funding opportunities for growers to attend the event.

2022 Australian Biosecurity Awards

Summerfruit CEO, Trevor Ranford has received a 2022 Australian Biosecurity Award in the Industry category.

Horticulture Awards 2023 nominations

Nominations have been finalised for the Australian and New Zealand horticulture industry’s most prestigious recognition, the Horticulture Awards for Excellence.