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Future Orchards walks – Spring 2017

Rootstock selection will be the theme of the  Future Orchards® spring walks planned for November 2017, continuing the theme of ‘Future Trees’. AgFirst consultant Ross Wilson and Tom Auvil of North American Plants will join the northern loop walks.  In the Southern Loop, guest speakers will be Craig Hornblow of AgFirst and Nicola Dallabetta from Foundazione Edmund Mach Technology Transfer

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Vietnam Back On Cherry Export Radar

Cherries top sweet horticulture trade with Vietnam • New conditions agreed for export of Australian cherries to Vietnam • Australia agreed new conditions for export of Vietnamese dragon fruit to Australia • Both nations continue to work effectively towards horticulture market access priorities Australia and Vietnam have welcomed new conditions that will see the export

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Horticulture Code of Conduct

Under the new Horticulture Code of Conduct growers are asked to be aware they must be operating under a Horticulture Produce Agreement. All growers and traders must have a Code compliant Horticulture Produce Agreement.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that if you are a farmer growing fruit and vegetables and sell through

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An Interest In Bees, Honey Producers or Pollination

Rural Industries ​​Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) have some great ‘how to’ videos on Beekeeping. ​​These videos from the RIRDC have been produced to assist new beekeepers and align with the accredited Certificate AHC 32010 in beekeeping and Certificate AHC 10 in Agriculture. They are available on the RIRDC YouTube channel as a great playlist. There is general information on

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Tasmanian orchardists: She’ll be apples again

SOME leading Tasmanian orchardists are reversing a long decline in apple production with new plantings. Andrew Smith, a fourth-generation fruit grower in the Huon Valley, this week started planting 10,000 new apple trees while major producer Hansen Orchards is also growing more apples. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal the value of the

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Vegetable Export Readiness Training Workshop

Tuesday & Wednesday 22 & 23 August 2017 2 Full days Macquarie Room, Country Club Tasmania, Launceston INVITATION AUSVEG – in conjunction with professional trainers from the Export Council of Australia – is holding a two-day “Export Readiness Training Workshop” that is designed for vegetable growers who are currently considering exporting or looking to expand

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