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Posted Friday, 15 September 2017

Australia's Pest Free Areas

Australia’s vast continent, regional environmental conditions and significant commitment and investment to the effective management of Mediterranean fruit fly and Queensland Fruit Fly provides for internationally recognised fruit fly pest free areas to facilitate trade of horticultural commodities susceptible to these pests.  To watch the short video produced by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, follow the Find out More link which will take you to YouTube.

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Posted Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Climate Change Innovation Grants - Victoria

$3.8 million in competitive grants funding for innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation projects across Victoria, with a focus on regional areas. Successful projects will receive $50,000-$300,000 in funding.

Projects could include:

  • on farm water/solar/pump tech innovations
  • weather station warning networks, soil moisture probes - to warn against local climate thresholds, avoid nitrogen when soils watelogged (nitrous oxide benefits etc)
  • innovations that reduce soil erosion/soil carbon losses or grow it
  • innovative use of agri-waste to provide local heat/energy solutions
  • livestock data systems that reduce turnoff times
  • maybe fund deployment/pilot of some equipment or tech that complements existing projects

or any project with an adaptation component, or emissions reduction focus - or both!

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Posted Friday, 1 September 2017

Early signs indicate “biggest year ever” for Aussie #cherries

After the good news that Vietnam will be improving its import protocols for Australian cherries ahead of the 2017-18 season, preliminary crop forecasts are looking very positive too.

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Posted Friday, 25 August 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Cherries top sweet horticulture trade with Vietnam

  • New conditions agreed for export of Australian cherries to Vietnam
  • Australia agreed new conditions for export of Vietnamese dragon fruit to Australia
  • Both nations continue to work effectively towards horticulture market access priorities

Australia and Vietnam have welcomed new conditions that will see the export of Aussie cherries to Vietnam in time for the 2017–18 season.

On announcing the agreed new conditions in Can Tho, Vietnam, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the new trade reflected a bilateral partnership moving from strength to strength—hot on the heels of the agreed new conditions for the export of Vietnamese dragon fruit to Australia.

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Posted Monday, 30 May 2016

Australian Cherries - Autumn Edition

Our quarterly newsletter is packed with the latest updates, market information and industry news to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the Australian cherry industry.

Go to: http://www.cherrygrowers.org.au/newsletter/ to download your copy.


Posted Monday, 18 April 2016

2016 Victorian Cherry Conference

This year’s program features presentations from industry representatives as well as the return of the popular Q&A style forum to review and discuss the past season, plus the chance to visit two orchards on day 2. Our guest speakers include Emily Livesey from Lower Hope Farms in the UK, Graham’s Factree, Tom Eastlake CGA President, James Benson from Next Rural and many more...
Topics include: New and exciting rootstocks & varieties, advances in optical grading, importing of varieties, rootstocks and orchard planting including high density orchards and succession planning in the family business.

Register online now! - http://www.trybooking.com/KQYB

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Posted Monday, 24 August 2015

Tree Fruit: The growers' magazine - August 2015 issue

Tree Fruit is a magazine providing practical, timely and relevant information to fruit producers in Australia - especially apple, pear, stone fruit and cherry growers.

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Posted Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tree Fruit: The growers' magazine - July 2015 issue

Tree Fruit is a magazine providing practical, timely and relevant information to fruit producers in Australia - especially apple, pear, stone fruit and cherry growers.

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Posted Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Media Release - 23 June 2015: Research plan to enhance Australian horticulture against fruit fly​

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, today welcomed the unveiling of a research, development and extension (RD&E) plan that will enhance Australia’s capability to manage fruit fly that threatens parts of our $9.3 billion a year horticulture industry and up to $795 million in horticultural exports.

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Posted Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Tree Fruit: The growers' magazine - June 2015 issue

Tree Fruit is a magazine providing practical, timely and relevant information to fruit producers in Australia - especially apple, pear, stone fruit and cherry growers.

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