Fruit feels the burn
Extra expenses are falling on fruit and vegetable growers as sweltering conditions continue to hit the region.
The fruit fly community awareness and education campaign continues, with members from the Goulburn Murray Valley group spreading the message to holiday makers visiting the Murray River.
Motorists bringing fruit into South Australia will now be hit with a hefty fine as the state government steps up measures against fruit fly.
A former SPC chairman has lodged an expression of interest in the sale of the fruit processing company following the announcement by owner Coca-Cola Amatil that it will be offered for sale.
An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been detected in South Australia following the discovery of seven male flies.
The region continues to be optimistic about the future of SPC, with hopes a new buyer can continue to build the company.
Apple and Pear Australia has appointed an industry services and export manager, correcting what chief executive officer Phil Turnbull said was a ‘‘historical imbalance’’ of investment and focus.
Coca-Cola Amatil’s proposed sale of SPC has been met with cautious optimism by local figures, buoyed by the insistence the company will not be closing its doors.
Community members will come together in Shepparton to discuss gender equality in agribusiness at the Women in Agribusiness Forum on November 28.
Mooroopna orchardist Peter Hall has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that backpacker and seasonal worker visas are to be liberalised.
Lions club members from the Goulburn and Murray valleys took part in an induction workshop last Wednesday as part of a fruit fly school education program roll-out.
Moama tomato farmer and Nuffield International chief executive officer Jim Geltch has taken out the 2018 Rabobank Leadership Award, recognising the role he has played in developing upcoming leaders in the Australian and New Zealand food, beverage and agribusiness sectors.
A Bunbartha kiwifruit orchard has been hit with an aggressive case of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, or PSA, but despite this there is no risk to the fruit being grown.
High tech sensors, laser scanners and thermal imaging technology are set to call a number of Tatura orchards home, as the Victorian Government’s $12million Internet of Things (IoT) trials move a step closer to getting under way.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The principal of Shepparton’s new ‘‘super school’’ has been appointed.