Good Fruit & Vegetables
Monday, February 26, 2024
The current wine glut through global disruptions and industry structural issues exposes fragility of price setting for wine makers
Stephen Burns
'A hell of a lot of destruction of our environment for a little blink in time for the south east to keep their air-conditioners running'. Residents on 'the edge of suicide' after pumped hydro scheme proposal
Steph Allen
More food waste and lack of access to fresh produce are some of the worries if the vegetable industry packs up shop.
An inquiry into supermarket pricing has drawn more than 100 submissions including from industry body, Ausveg. Picture Shutterstock
The IFPA is hosting its Produce Executive Program again.
The IFPA Produce Executive Program can help grow and develop better leaders. Picture Shutterstock
"Find something else to call it; I'll support it": Nationals MP wants Labor to introduce an Ag Visa.
Jason Gregory
Nicholls MP Sam Birrell has called on the government to introduce a dedicated agriculture visa. Picture supplied

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The hunt is on for clever ideas to help solve the farm labour shortage.
A whopping $10 million will go toward a collaborative biosecurity strategy for vegetables.
Vegetable grower and agronomist Stuart Grigg, with wife Kate, daughters Kiara and Bridie, and son Eamon, with dog Flynn. Picture supplied
A Hort Innovation funded project is identifying which species of flies are capable of pollination with exciting results.
Alexandra Bernard
University of New England PhD candidate Abby Davis has been part of a project researching flies as supplementary pollinators. Picture supplied

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Brad Banducci's replacement will take over in September.
Anna Houlahan
See the video of the sterile flies being released.
PIRSA Plant and Invasive Species Biosecurity director Nick Secomb announcing the preventions methods in Adelaide on Friday. Picture supplied
Infiltrate your nightmares with these dog-cattle match-ups.
Ashley Walmsley
A selection of some of the mash-ups between cattle and dog breeds. Click through the gallery to see more.
Farmers fear the biosecurity levy money will vanish into department coffers, rather than deliver tangible outcomes.
Jamieson Murphy
Farmers oppose biosec levy after report slams dept's money management
Two well-known figures in the horticulture industry have come back to Grochem.
Darren Free, national sales manager, and Melanie Turner, marketing manager, have taken up roles with Grochem. Picture supplied
Most of the feeder roots of macadamia trees are in the top 30cm of soil, meaning fertigation is an ideal option for many nutrients.
Nitrogen has a large influence on macadamia canopy health, crop vigour and nut yield. Picture supplied
In the whirlwind of life towards the end of the year, small things could get missed. Don't let them.
Ashley Walmsley
Christmas can be an atriously busy time so it's important to take stock of the little things and moments that might get missed, like knowing the name of the neighbour's dog. Picture Shutterstock
Horticulture couldn't shout any louder, yet the policy makers still seem hard of hearing.
Ashley Walmsley
It's hard to know if politicians are tuned in to the difficulties currently facing the horticulture industry. Picture Shutterstock