Vanuatu answers call for more Top End mango pickers

A second group of workers has arrived from Vanuatu into Darwin, the first group since the formal reopening of the Seasonal Worker Program was announced on 21 August 2020. The 161 workers have come to assist with the mango harvest and will help meet critical workforce shortages in the NT’s mango and citrus industries. But […]

Perfection the starting point for Australian fruit and vegs

Australian fruit and vegetable growers have been warned by a visiting US horticulture expert that while the quality of their produce is better than ever before. The demands of the average consumer now start at “perfection”. In Australia this month to meet with local growers, Rabobank’s California-based senior fruit and vegetable analyst Dr Roland Fumasi […]