Good Fruit & Vegetables

Horticulture

After 10 years of farming mangoes and limes, farmer Valentina Caamano-Bermudez has begun a new era.
Steph Allen
Valentina Caamano-Bermudez is transitioning to a grower-packer operation at her Mareeba mango and lime farm. Picture supplied
Growers are hopeful the inquiry into supermarket prices is the first step in creating an even playing field.
Denis Howard
Ian Pearce, Orange, NSW believes growers are taking all the risk with very little reward. Picture by Denis Howard
The hunt is on for clever ideas to help solve the farm labour shortage.
Farm labour saving technologies from around the globe are being sought out to help Australian growers. Picture supplied
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
"This keeps everyone on a level platform."
Shan Goodwin
Victorian fruit and vegetable grower Sam Kisvarda, Flavorite, says the more selling channels the better. Picture supplied

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