Weather has its challenges
The dry and hot conditions that have greeted northern Victoria recently have made it difficult for orchardists as they wrap up the apricot harvest.
Motorists bringing fruit into South Australia will now be hit with a hefty fine as the state government steps up measures against fruit fly.
SPC has released a 250-page gloss history book to celebrate the company’s centenary, in the same month that its owner Coca-Cola Amatil has decided to sell the business.
An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been detected in South Australia following the discovery of seven male flies.
Despite most farmers praying for rain for most of the year, cherry growers across the region have enjoyed the dry conditions.
Apple and Pear Australia has appointed an industry services and export manager, correcting what chief executive officer Phil Turnbull said was a ‘‘historical imbalance’’ of investment and focus.
Community members will come together in Shepparton to discuss gender equality in agribusiness at the Women in Agribusiness Forum on November 28.
Mooroopna orchardist Peter Hall has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that backpacker and seasonal worker visas are to be liberalised.
Lions club members from the Goulburn and Murray valleys took part in an induction workshop last Wednesday as part of a fruit fly school education program roll-out.
Moama tomato farmer and Nuffield International chief executive officer Jim Geltch has taken out the 2018 Rabobank Leadership Award, recognising the role he has played in developing upcoming leaders in the Australian and New Zealand food, beverage and agribusiness sectors.
A Bunbartha kiwifruit orchard has been hit with an aggressive case of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, or PSA, but despite this there is no risk to the fruit being grown.
High tech sensors, laser scanners and thermal imaging technology are set to call a number of Tatura orchards home, as the Victorian Government’s $12million Internet of Things (IoT) trials move a step closer to getting under way.
Jobseekers are being urged under a new Morrison Government scheme to take up work on farms or face losing their welfare payments for up to a month.
The Victorian Government announced $5million for the Horticulture Development Plan at Tatura last week.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.