Coles has joined Woolworths and Aldi in backing in Australian- made certification for ethical employment in horticulture.
Manjimup’s annual Truffle Kerfuffle has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
A different form of quarantine is now in place in some of Perth’s most affluent suburbs.
The land asset developer has locked in its first avocado venture, involving 300ha at Pemberton and will raise development capital through a syndicate of professional investors.
Don’t shy away from fresh fruit and vegetables because you’re scared of contracting COVID-19.
Local orchard Denmark Apples will not be at the Albany Farmers Market this year after its entire crop was wiped out by Baudin’s black cockatoos.
Commercial processing of WA-grown hemp seed has begun in the south-west this week, providing a major shot in the arm for the fledgling industry.
Sales from production nurseries continue on their upward trajectory with two billion plants sold and total farmgate sales reaching $2.43 billion in 2018-19, a slight increase from 2017-18.
“We also do some foliar spray applications with Poly-Feed and liquid K, mainly for colour at the end.”
Cherries ready for the Cherry Festival and the festive season.
The Australian Taxation Office is appealing a Federal Court ruling that the backpacker tax is not legal.
WA horticulture producers have been put on notice to check their contract terms with traders, after a Victorian fruit trader’s conditions were deemed “unfair” by the competition watchdog.
East Kimberley College students have rubbed shoulders with WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan in a pumpkin patch.
The Northern Australia Crop Research Alliance hopes it can quadruple farmgate prices from the Ord to $55 million by 2020.
The launch featured a bumper selection of the trails’ finest produce to taste, including dates, olive oils and preserves.
Dole bludgers who refuse to take jobs at farms will have their Centrelink payments slashed as part of a national push to help Aussie farmers prepare for the upcoming harvest season.
Queensland researchers have developed a new tool to assess the ripeness of mango crops prior to harvest, potentially boosting harvest timing and fruit quality.
The State Government has scrapped plans to slug 13,000 water users with $15 million in water license fees, but is standing strong on its plans to triple standpipe fees.
Wide Open Agriculture is advancing its bid to become the State’s leading organic hemp distributor.
Orchards from Manjimup, Donnybrook and the Perth Hills are expected to supply about 1000 tonnes of Bravo apples to the State, interstate and export markets over the next few months.
New rules that require horticulture companies to pay overtime rates have created major headaches for an industry already facing labour challenges.
Sudden changes to Australia’s Horticultural Award rates have been met with mixed reactions from the industry.
Sam Jones, Jenne Brammer and Cally Dupe
Any change to the current fee system could affect up to 13,000 users, including fruit and vegetable growers.
Some farm management advisers and suppliers are predicting prices for essential crop and pasture inputs will remain at current highs.
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