FIONA MYERS HAILSTORMS have done little to take the shine off a good year for one of the nation’s apple growing regions.
KATH SULLIVAN “THE FUTURE is in snack packs, rather than the old steel can,” said Gary Godwill, deputy chairman of Fruit Growers Victoria.
ALEX SAMPSON THE Melbourne Wholesale Market is due to open at Epping on August 3 but not all of its problems have been ironed out.
PADDY NAUGHTIN THE Victorian Budget has given horticultural innovation a boost and aimed for stronger trade negotiations.
New vegie Kalettes hits supermarket shelves
KYLIE FLEMING WHAT do you get when you mix old-school brussels sprouts with the superfood darling kale?
Panama disease Now to save banana grower’s skin
Peter Michael, Kimberley Vlasic BIOSECURITY authorities are red-faced after tests mistakenly showed a banana farm was infected with Panama disease.
FIONA MYERS THE United Kingdom is renowned as the home of cider.
FIONA MYERS THE Australian cider industry has backed calls for country-of-origin labelling as it competes against cheap imports.
FIONA MYERS AUSTRALIAN cider makers want higher quality fruit as they juggle the demands of a rapidly growing industry.
ONE of the far north Queensland banana farms diagnosed with Panama TR4 has been give the all-clear.
EMMA FIELD and KATH SULLIVAN UPDATE: THE Victorian Government has suspended a $1.5 million grant to Gippsland’s Covino Farm.
PADDY NAUGHTIN A SENATE hearing into the exploitation of migrant workers was told issues are widespread throughout the industry.
ROGER HANSON A GEEVESTON fruit grower says wallabies are over-running rural Tasmania.
ALEX SAMPSON DOWNEY mildew is becoming more and more of a problem for spinach growers as the disease bucks gene resistance and outbreaks have become more common.
ALEX SAMPSON A TRIAL of compost under vines to minimise vineyard inputs is under way on the Mornington Peninsula.
Kimberley Vlasic FAR Northern banana growers will soon have national guidelines to follow as authorities move to address lax biosecurity compliance.
THE Voice of Horticulture has called for a “Green Card” to help growers ensure they employ legal workers.
ALEX SAMPSON VICTORIAN farmers are in the middle of potato harvest and have been bolstered by an ideal growing season.
ALEX SAMPSON VANESSA Healy is silhouetted against a burning sunset during the Cobram Estate olive harvest at Boundary Bend.
ONE of Australia’s major vegetable growers is no longer using labour-hire companies.
ROB HARRIS FARMERS have condemned fresh allegations of foreign worker exploitation in major horticultural enterprises.
THE Grampians Grape Escape offered the right ingredients to attract record crowds on Saturday.
ROGER HANSON AWARD-winning Tasmanian business Tas-Saff is back on supermarket shelves after a 12-month break.
CHRISTOPHER WALSH and FRED McCUE AS many as 80 Northern Territorians face fines of up to $74,500 for failing to comply with banana freckle eradication orders.
West Croydon Adelaide suburb fruit fly free
NIGEL AUSTIN AN AREA in Adelaide’s west has been declared free of fruit fly.
ALEX SAMPSON HALLS Gap Estate is a new business working with old vines.
CAROLINE SCHELLE NEW blue tomato varieties have made their way to Australia, and Robbie Keck is one of the few growers in Victoria.
ALEX SAMPSON A LITTLE-known Chinese fruit could provide Australian farmers with a competitive advantage.
AAP TWO Queensland banana farms quarantined as a result of the devastating Panama outbreak are back in business.
ROGER HANSON CLOUD seeding is about to begin across areas of Tasmania’s Central Highlands and West Coast.
AUSTRALIA is likely to keep its $280 million share of the European Union beef market.