Fruit growers praying for rain
After the difficulties that come with a hot season last year, fruit growers around the Goulburn Valley are set to be faced with a lack of water for the season ahead.
A stonefruit research roadshow will be travelling to the region next month, with growers across the Goulburn-Murray region to hear about the latest Agriculture Victoria research.
The Australian horticulture sector continues to go from strength to strength, with the value of horticulture exports closing in on Australia’s lamb and dairy sectors.
To be named Grower of the Year once in a week is a great achievement, but to do it twice is something else.
Former state and local government worker Mel Floyd is Fruit Growers Victoria’s new business development manager.
The new owners of SPC say the significance of the purchase of the 100-year-old business is not lost on them, with hopes they can return the fruit processor to its former glory.
Despite SPC’s sale at a bargain basement price of $40million, the process and announcement was handled with some dignity for the grand old lady.
For most of its life, the SPC business was a co-operative, founded by Goulburn Valley orchardists wanting to build an outlet for their produce.
Horticulture has become one of the country’s most valuable agriculture industries, according to new figures.
Researchers are investigating how to implement sex selection in fruit flies in a bid to ramp up control and eradication measures for the Australian horticulture industry’s most costly pest.
Access to water throughout the entire year has seen a third-generation vegetable grower capitalise on the cooler months at her Tatura farm, and she says there’s a real market for vegetable growers in the Goulburn Valley.
Bringing together research and practical application was the focus of the seventh annual Australian Biology of Tephritid Fruit Flies Conference, held across two days last week.
An ag visa and equitable access to water must be among the key priorities of the newly elected government according to Australian Apple and Pear Limited.
Part of the Goulburn Valley Hwy is closed in Kialla West due to an incident which occurred about 4.20pm. Police are currently diverting all traffic along the highway onto Mitchell Rd, Central Kialla Rd and Union Rd. It is unknown when the road will...
Human remains were discovered in dense bushland in Mooroopna on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in the vicinity of Common Track by members of the public who quickly notified police. Shepparton Police processed the site in the early hours of...
A hotel in Mooroopna is currently taped off by police due to an assault that took place on the premises overnight. Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit acting sergeant Jeff Wren said a person has been hospitalised following the incident. He said the...