ALEX SAMPSON UPDATE: FRUIT fly outbreaks in northern Victoria have forced restrictions in the movement of fruit to prevent the spread of the devastating pest.
ANNE MATHER TASMANIA is becoming the Apple Isle again as the apple industry enjoys a revival.
GROWERS across 21 horticultural industries have united under as the Voice of Horticulture.
Produce figures Record exports of SA produce
LAUREN NOVAK NIGEL AUSTIN ALMONDS, lobster, grains and meat are driving record exports of South Australian produce.
ALEX SAMPSON THE ACCC has proposed to grant authorisation to vegetable growers to collectively bargain with vegetable processors.
GM food WAs GM food bid fails
A BID by the West Australian Government to allow a certain amount of genetically modified material in certified organic food has failed.
ALEX SAMPSON WALLY Hannam thinks raspberries and silvanberries are the ultimate Christmas table addition.
AAP SOUTH Korean online retailers say demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over an incident now dubbed “nut rage”.
ALEX SAMPSON SURVEILLANCE for Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus has found no trace of the devastating plant virus.
SALLY GLAETZER THE Christmas rush has come early for Tasmania’s berry growers.
ALEX SAMPSON VOLUNTEERS have been growing native wildflowers and grass seed for local revegetation projects.
ALEX SAMPSON ABOUT 558ha of horticultural crops have been affected by storms in the past few weeks.
JOHN ANDERSEN AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has sidestepped the big job of joining a taskforce to ensure farmers get a fair deal from sugar millers.
ALEX SAMPSON AUSTRALIAN appetite for organic food has reached record level — now worth $1.72 billion.
ALEX SAMPSON PLANNING for the future was the focus of a horticulture industry seminar at Tatura yesterday.
SHANNON TWOMEY GARLIC lovers from Melbourne had the opportunity to discover the garlic industry’s secrets to success at the weekend.
Food porn White truffle sells for $73,000
AFP and Network Writers IT’S as big as a football and can feed 400 people. The world’s largest white truffle has sold at auction for $73,000.
ALEX SAMPSON NEARLY two weeks on from the “tornado” that hit southwest NSW, many growers are still cleaning up.
ALEX SAMPSON CITRUS growers have voted to increase their national levy investment.
Port Augusta boost $150m-plus greenhouse plan
NIGEL AUSTIN, LAUREN NOVAK SUNDROP Farms will establish a $150 million-plus 20ha commercial vegetable farm at Port Augusta.
Supermarket Woolworths to offer cheap fruit and veg
SIMON WILKINSON WOOLWORTHS is rolling out a new initiative to cut waste and make healthy food cheaper. But there’s a catch. And it’s not pretty.
BROB HARRIS THE burdens of bringing anti-dumping action must be lightened, vegetable growers say.
ALEX SAMPSON GROWERS are working to manage fruit fly as many crops come into season and the weather heats up.
KATH SULLIVAN THE founder of the country’s biggest horticulture company says Australia should embrace foreign investment.
SOPHIE AUBREY GROWERS could cut spraying costs by frequently checking machines are optimally matched to their canopy.
ALEX SAMPSON FAIR Work Ombudsman inspectors will return to cherry orchards in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.
ALEX SAMPSON UPDATE: FARMERS in Gol Gol are relieved last weekend’s storm has been be declared a natural disaster.
THE Flowers Victoria flower of the month is the lisianthus.
ONE of Australia’s fastest-growing fruit and vegetable businesses has expanded into South Australia.
RECORD avocado sales were recorded during October.
AN extra one million tonnes of grain in GrainCorp storages has been transported by rail during the past year.