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Posted Friday, 24 November 2017

Horticulture Code updated with stronger protections and penalties

The Horticulture Code is a mandatory code of conduct that aims to create transparency around the grower-trader relationship and establish fair dispute resolution mechanisms in the horticulture industry.

There have been recent changes to the Code that strengthens the protection it provides. As a grower, you need to know how the changes affect you and what your rights and obligations are under the Code.

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Posted Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Vietnam recognizes Australia’s pest-free areas in new cherry import protocol

Vietnam’s finalized protocol for Australian cherry imports has given growers what they were hoping for, recognizing two key growing regions as pest-free areas (PFA) while allowing for irradiation or cold disinfestation treatment for fruit from other parts of the country.

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Posted Tuesday, 3 October 2017

CGA joins the National Residue Survey program

CGA has contracted the National Residue Service (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources) to provide export maximum residue level testing (MRLs) for the cherry industry. MRLs change frequently and this will ensure growers will have the most up to date information at all times. Testing costs are also very competitively priced.

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Posted Tuesday, 3 October 2017

CGA Facebook website undergoes Facelift!

Check out our updated Facebook site

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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: to download your copy.

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