News & events

Cherry exports grow in pre-coronavirus market

CGA President Tom Eastlake talks to 2GB rural editor Eddie Summerfield about the export season, and what planning looks like for next season

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Prime Minister asking visitors to go home "counterproductive" for horticultural industry (The Land)

Horticultural industry leaders are urging backpackers not to go home.

Cherry Growers Association president, Tom Eastlake, said it was important to keep as many overseas workers in the country as possible to support picking and packing operations.

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Newsletter #5

The latest "Cherry" newsletter is available to read

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COVID-19 resources

There are many great resources being provided by various organisations inside and outside horticulture with recommendations on how to deal with COVID-19.

CGA has compiled a list for industry

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2020 Cherry Export Workshop and National Conference

Due to coronavirus, closed borders and social distancing requirements, the national cherry conference will be postponed until 2021. The workshop/export registration information will be delivered in a format yet to be determined.

Sydney Markets Cherry Auction reaches $31,000 bid

An online fresh fruit delivery business paid $31,000 for the ceremonial first season tray of cherries at the Sydney Markets Cherry Auction last November. Bobby Tesoriero from HWY Fruits made the winning bid and was subsequently crowned the Cherry King after a hotly contested auction held on the floor of the Sydney Markets.

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Meet the growers! Buy farm fresh cherries!

What better way to celebrate summer and the start of the cherry season than gathering up family friends and visiting a cherry orchard to meet the growers, pick your own cherries or buy farm fresh cherries? To make it easy, the Victorian Cherry Association has produced the Victorian Cherry Trail brochure.

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Delivering consistent export quality… are you nailing it?

This workshop will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Brisbane, Australia on 9 October 2019. Australian horticulture fresh produce has an international reputation for “clean and green”. However, other exporting countries are improving their “clean, green” image, and often have the competitive advantage of lower production costs. To maintain our international consumer demand we could embrace competitive advantages such as delivering “consistently safe and fresh” produce with strong supply chain service and support.

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Quad bike safety

Did you know quad bikes are a leading cause of farm deaths? Even if you travel the same speed, take the same path, complete the same routine, it only takes one thing different for disaster to strike.

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Agriculture Victoria energy investment grants and farm energy saving assessment

Free on-farm energy assessments for any farmer with an energy bill of over $8,000 pa (includes diesel).
After assessment, a report with recommendations and an energy plan ffor the future are provided. Some recommendations can be implemented without incurring any costs.
The second stage include grants (50% co-contribution) for items identified in the assessment that could include items like solar panels, pumps, coolrooms or curtain cooling.

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