November 1997 focuses on Virginia - FLASHBACK

November 1997 focuses on Virginia - FLASHBACK

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Time to look at some pics from 1997's horticulture industry.

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SOUTH South Australia's Virginia area was the focus region for the November 1997 edition of Good Fruit & Vegetables.

To celebrate the magazine's 30 years of publishing, we've dug into the archives to present some pictures from the past.

This particular edition covered major news items affecting the horticulture industry, such as the detection of mango leafhopper in Weipa, Qld, as well as the announcement of the accelerated phase-out of the soil fumigant, methyl bromide.

Australian fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts achieved record export levels in 1996/97, according to preliminary estimates, with the then Australian Horticultural Corporation valuing it at $577 million, five per cent higher than 1995/96.

A Western Australian nurseryman issued a caution about the the choice of appropriate planting material for olives, while Queensland researchers demonstrated the value of nurse suckering to rejuvenate banana plantations after cyclones.

Flick through the gallery above and enjoy the glimpse into the past.

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