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Newsletter #5

The latest "Cherry" newsletter is available to read

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COVID-19 resources

There are many great resources being provided by various organisations inside and outside horticulture with recommendations on how to deal with COVID-19.

CGA has compiled a list for industry

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2020 Cherry Export Workshop and National Conference

Due to coronavirus, closed borders and social distancing requirements, the national cherry conference will be postponed until 2021. The workshop/export registration information will be delivered in a format yet to be determined.

Sydney Markets Cherry Auction reaches $31,000 bid

An online fresh fruit delivery business paid $31,000 for the ceremonial first season tray of cherries at the Sydney Markets Cherry Auction last November. Bobby Tesoriero from HWY Fruits made the winning bid and was subsequently crowned the Cherry King after a hotly contested auction held on the floor of the Sydney Markets.

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Meet the growers! Buy farm fresh cherries!

What better way to celebrate summer and the start of the cherry season than gathering up family friends and visiting a cherry orchard to meet the growers, pick your own cherries or buy farm fresh cherries? To make it easy, the Victorian Cherry Association has produced the Victorian Cherry Trail brochure.

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Delivering consistent export quality… are you nailing it?

This workshop will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Brisbane, Australia on 9 October 2019. Australian horticulture fresh produce has an international reputation for “clean and green”. However, other exporting countries are improving their “clean, green” image, and often have the competitive advantage of lower production costs. To maintain our international consumer demand we could embrace competitive advantages such as delivering “consistently safe and fresh” produce with strong supply chain service and support.

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Quad bike safety

Did you know quad bikes are a leading cause of farm deaths? Even if you travel the same speed, take the same path, complete the same routine, it only takes one thing different for disaster to strike.

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Agriculture Victoria energy investment grants and farm energy saving assessment

Free on-farm energy assessments for any farmer with an energy bill of over $8,000 pa (includes diesel).
After assessment, a report with recommendations and an energy plan ffor the future are provided. Some recommendations can be implemented without incurring any costs.
The second stage include grants (50% co-contribution) for items identified in the assessment that could include items like solar panels, pumps, coolrooms or curtain cooling.

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Improve your business' refrigeration efficiency – video series

Refrigeration systems consume large amounts of electricity and depending on the industry can be responsible for up to 85% of a business’s total energy consumption.
Sustainability Victoria is providing free refrigeration masterclass webinars to equip businesses with the knowledge and confidence to better manage their refrigeration systems.

Join Michael Bellstedt, one of Australia’s leading refrigeration specialists, on a six-part webinar series that will teach you about your refrigeration system in an easy to follow format. These webinars can be viewed separately or sequentially as a series. Appropriate for business owners with any level of knowledge about their business.

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Hort Connections 2019, 24-26 June at the Mebourne Exhibition Centre

Are you ready for the most influential event of the year?

Hort Connections 2019 is a space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry and it is coming to Melbourne this June 24-26.

If you haven’t already, be sure to register now and get ready for more info, more food and more fun than ever before.

Hort Innovation can’t wait to see you there and this year, our highlights include a jam-packed stand featuring…

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