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Cherry Growers Australia and Agriculture Victoria Forge Ahead with Year 2 of the Innovative Cherries Traceability Pilot
26th September 2023
CGA Continues to pave the way with Innovative Traceability Advancements for Cherry Exports and High-Value Markets
Cherry Growers Australia (CGA), in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, proudly announces the continuation of the Cherries Traceability Pilot into its second year. This visionary initiative, funded by a $811,000 grant from Agriculture Victoria's Transforming Traceability program, remains steadfast in its mission to redefine traceability within the cherry industry, setting new benchmarks for excellence.
An end of season analysis of Australian cherry exports for the 2022/23 season, along with a global cherry trade and competitor analysis are now available for viewing within the Member's Area of the website under the Trade Stats and Competitor Reports section.
Updates to AusCherrySure User Guide
The AusCherrySre MRL App User Guide has been updated to make it simpler to follow. It can be downloaded from the member area of the website HERE.
The AusCherrySure MRL App provides readily available, free and current Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) and Withholding Period (WHP) information for domestic and export cherry markets. The App also provides information on permits.
The App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. The desktop version can be accessed via https://app.auscherrysure.com.au/#/splash.
Are you a registered Australian Cherry Exporter? If so, you should be receiving regular trade updates and in-market reports in your inboxes. You can also find all the reports in the member portal of the website to help you make informed decisions on export opportunities and trends.
Australian cherry growers are invited to keep up to date with the latest news on CGA activities. Login to the member area of the website to download the Christmas newsletter with an update on CGA's structure and subscribe to our mailing list to receive future correspondence.
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.
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
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
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.
- Microclimate effects under cherry protected cropping structures
- Cherry training systems: Yield and fruit quality
Chat with Cameron about the practical aspects of his research at the Serve-Ag Cherry Field day in August
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