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CGA secures major pilot project on traceability

Media release 
28 September 2022

Cherry Growers Australia has secured a major innovative project to strengthen traceability for cherry exports high-value markets.

Cherry Growers Australia (CGA) and Agriculture Victoria will partner to lead an innovative cherry supply chain traceability pilot for on-farm traceability and high-value export markets.  The project is funded through Agriculture Victoria from its Transforming Traceability program.

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New MRL and WHP app OUT NOW

MRL and WHP information can be found on the newly launched app, "AusCherrySure". The app, funded by Agricutlure Victoria is available from iTunes or Google Play.

If you have already installed the app, please uninstall and reinstall to get the latest updates. Read more


2022 Cherry strategic agricultural review OUT NOW

A Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP), through the process of a desktop audit and industry liaison;


(i) Assesses the importance of the diseases, insects and weeds (plant pests) that can affect a horticultural industry;
(ii) Evaluates the availability and effectiveness of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides (pesticides) to control the plant pests;
(iii) Determines any gaps in the pest control strategy and
(iv) Identifies suitable new or alternatives pesticides to address the gaps

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TIA Cherry research update

TIA researcher Cameron Stone is nearing completion of his PhD and has summarised some of his findings in 2 new factsheets.

Cam explains how different protected cropping structures create unique microclimates for cherry production and how this impacts fruit quality.  In the second factsheet, Cam compares five different cherry training systems, their ability to intercept light and how this affects fruit yield and quality. 

Chat with Cameron about the practical aspects of his research at the Serve-Ag Cherry Field day in August

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Creating value from food waste

Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted (UN Environment Programme). By focusing efforts to minimise loss and by creating new products from waste, significant benefits can be gained including improving global food security, improving return to growers, increasing productivity and economic growth, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and more efficient use of resources required to grow, manufacture and transport food. Join CSIRO and Latrobe for this FREE webinar

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2022-37: Horticulture – Applications for the export of cherries to protocol markets

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise the cherry industry that applications are now open for the accreditation of farms and packhouses, and registration of treatment facilities to export cherries to protocol markets for the 2022-23 season.

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CGA Cherry Conference returns

After an eight-year hiatus Cherry Growers Australia (CGA) will host its Cherry Conference and export workshop on 15-17 June.


The three day event in Melbourne will bring together growers and experts from Australia and around the world to discuss the key issues facing the industry.

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2022 Cherry Export Workshop and Conference

Cherry Growers Australia is proud to host the 2022 export workshop & Cherry Conference

15 – 17 June 2022

Novotel Melbourne, Victoria

Workshop summary

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Horticulture Farm Monitor Pilot

Seeking participants

The Victorian Government’s Horticulture Farm Monitor Pilot aims to help businesses and industry better understand the costs and returns of running a horticulture business, particularly responding to the challenges of the pandemic.

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Gulfoods Trade Fair: 13-17 February

The Australian Trade and Investment (Austrade) team supported Cherry Growers Australia at Gulfoods in Dubai by guiding potential partners through our unique offering and opportunity in the region. While we look forward to traveling to market soon, we are proud to be represented by the Austrade team in our stead.  Browse our virtual stand#AusAtGulfood

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