Auditor-General’s report highlights need for urgent action to support biosecurity system

AUSVEG, the peak industry body for Australia’s vegetable growers, has called for urgent action into Australia’s biosecurity system following the findings of an Auditor-General’s report into non-compliance with biosecurity requirements. The report found that the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s (DAWE) arrangements to respond to non-compliance with biosecurity requirements, and its compliance framework, […]

AUSVEG announces Michael Coote as its Chief Executive Officer

Australian vegetable industry body AUSVEG has announced the appointment of Michael Coote as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 July 2021. Michael Coote has been a key member of the AUSVEG Leadership Team, having held the role of AUSVEG National Manager – Export Development since 2014. He has led and transformed the industry’s […]

Almond grading machine also entails a vision system to spot any contaminates

World leading technology has been built into an automated technique for simultaneously grading almond quality and detecting potentially serious mycotoxin contamination in kernels In 2019-2020 local growers harvested an almond crop worth just over $1 billion, and the value of the sector is expected to expand to $1.5 billion in coming years, with local almond […]

National fruit fly symposium will air online for three days from 4 May

The ongoing battle against fruit fly continues to threaten over half of our $13 billion horticulture sector. Over 60,000 people currently employed in the horticulture sector should tune in to the 40 speakers that will relay discussion at a national three day forum held online from 4 to 6 May 2021. Hosted by the National […]

Hort Innovation supports horticulture industry through Hort Connections sponsorship

Hort Connections 2021 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7 to 9 June 2021. Hort Innovation, the Australian horticulture industry’s research and development corporation, has demonstrated its support for the horticulture industry and its growers through its sponsorship of Hort Connections 2021 As the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation […]