The Victorian cherry season has just begun with farmers predicting a bumper year. "We're up and away," says CherryHill Orchards' director Stephen Riseborough. "It's been raining through the winter, the dams are full and it's looking really good."
This report includes a snapshot of the year, information on how levies are invested, a R&D report of new, ongoing and completed projects, and a minor use permit update and marketing report.
Delivering premium fruit into export markets is essential for the success of many Australian horticultural industries, particularly to make the most of newly ratified free trade agreement (FTA) opportunities. However due to phytosanitary restrictions because of fruit fly in many parts of Australia, most of our fruit exports need an additional end-point treatment for market access. Cherries are just one local industry that would benefit from informed horticultural market access treatment decisions.
Australian Cherries are produced in six states, with New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania being the three largest producers and South Australia the fourth largest producer. These four states have a strong export focus. Read more in our brochure.
Platinum sponsors: Glama Pak and Visy have been a great supporters of the Australian cherry industry for many years and as the industry continues to expand, they will continue to provide customers with the innovative, protective and eye-catching packaging, meeting the needs of both domestic and international markets.
Slideshow photographs: Emma McGlashan, Michelle Walton, Andrea Magiafoglou, Charlotte Brunt,