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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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New sensor technologies: Measuring sugar levels in cherries using an infrared meter

Agriculture Victoria recently tested a new portable handheld infrared meter (HIKARi 16) that non-destructively measures sugar levels in fresh cherries. Comparisons were made with a refractometer that requires destruction of the fruit to obtain a juice sample. Laboratory results
showed that the infrared HIKARi 16 was reasonably accurate and has the potential to replace a refractometer.  Read more

Cherry "Shine" campaign

Austrade, with assistance from CGA have created a video for the "Shine" campaign to promote cherries in Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

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“Chemical Use for Export Toolkit”: Helping Cherry, Summerfruit, and Table Grape Growers Realise Export Aspirations

The Victorian Government is supporting cherry, summerfruit and table grape growers across the state to realise their export market aspirations by building capacity and managing supply chain risks.

Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas announced this project as part of the first tranche of the Food to Market program to support projects that will add value to food grown and processed in Victoria.

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