Sterile Queensland fruit flies are set to be dropped from the sky above Cobram in a bid to curb the spread of the pest.
It is hoped a two-week biosecurity blitz will help home gardeners, commercial growers and those working in the fresh produce supply chain to be able to detect exotic pests early.
Not-for-profit dairy industry body Australian Organic Limited has officially joined the National Farmers’ Federation, saying organic producers need a strong voice in Canberra.
Innovative solutions are needed to build Australia’s biosecurity capabilities and better manage risks associated with hitchhiker pests and disease.
From world-first banana flour to organic milk, innovative Australian farmers are cashing in on the rise of valuable niche markets fuelled by health-conscious shoppers.
Australia’s biosecurity detector dogs now have their noses honed on one of the nation’s most unwanted exotic pests — the brown marmorated stink bug.
Australia’s visa rules have been relaxed to make it easier for farmers to hire skilled seasonal workers.
The discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly in New Zealand’s biggest city has biosecurity services scampering to find any more of the potentially devastating pest.
The VFF’s Horticulture Group president can now lay claim to the organisation’s vice-president role.
Trap building and awareness about tackling Queensland fruit fly were the buzz at a session at Shepparton’s Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE on Thursday.
Funding is available for farmers to protect scattered paddock trees, as Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and Greater Shepparton City Council work together to preserve the region’s native vegetation.
Peter McCallum can trace the farming family gene back to Devon in England.
A push is under way for investment in state-of-the-art sorting technology aimed at keeping Goulburn Valley fruit production globally competitive.
Rocky Varapodio has a plan to bring the humble pear into the 21st century.
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