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Just released! Download the Cherry Fund Annual Report to see how your levy was invested in 2019/20.
The Victorian cherry season has just begun with farmers predicting a bumper year. "We're up and away," says CherryHill Orchards' director Stephen Riseborough. "It's been raining through the winter, the dams are full and it's looking really good."
This report includes a snapshot of the year, information on how levies are invested, a R&D report of new, ongoing and completed projects, and a minor use permit update and marketing report.
Delivering premium fruit into export markets is essential for the success of many Australian horticultural industries, particularly to make the most of newly ratified free trade agreement (FTA) opportunities. However due to phytosanitary restrictions because of fruit fly in many parts of Australia, most of our fruit exports need an additional end-point treatment for market access. Cherries are just one local industry that would benefit from informed horticultural market access treatment decisions.
A dramatic recovery from drought across New South Wales is giving many farmers the opportunity to plan ahead for future dry spells.
As cherry farmers on NSW's South West Slopes prepare to harvest their first strong crop for a few years, the industry is working hard to get enough employees on the ground to make sure millions of dollars worth of fruit is picked.
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Agriculture Victoria will help deploy real-time temperature loggers to monitor and improve the coolchain for Victorian cherries exported to SE Asia. South East Asia is an important emerging market for Australian cherries that was worth more than A$13M in 2018-19. This season, Victorian cherry growers will have the opportunity to deploy real-time data loggers to monitor the supply chain for cherries exported by air to Vietnam.