Unlimited potential of women in horticulture celebrated
barossa-valley-vineyardA High Tea at the luxurious Palazzo Versace provided the perfect backdrop for the 2016 Women in Horticulture networking event on Saturday 25 June 2016, where around 100 attendees discussed the unlimited potential of women in the industry.
 
‘How can I respond to emerging weed threats?’

Emerging weeds are generally weeds that have been present in an area but for some reason have not been of any great concern - until something changes with a run of wet or dry season, or a change in farming practice.

 
European honey bee steals media spotlight
bee-on-sunflowerNative insects play an important role in pollinating agricultural crops but it's the European honey bee that often gets the glory according to Charles Sturt University (CSU) ecologist Dr Manu Saunders.
 
Goat producers show how easy biosecurity can be
Donna-being-interviewedFor John Schooneveldt and his partner Donna Reid biosecurity is woven into everyday life at their goat property outside Binalong, in southern NSW.

 
Managing Russian wheat aphid
Russian-wheat-aphid-1Following the decision that the newly arrived pest Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) is not eradicable, growers are advised to seek advice from their department of agriculture or the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) about how to manage the pest in cereal crops.
 
China recognises first mainland Australia region as fruit fly free
group-nectarinesHorticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) welcomed an export protocol, which will allow the trade of nectarines between Australia and China, saying it marks a number of wins.
 
Increasing business profits though safe chemical handling
merger-WAFarmsafe WA Alliance and AusChem WA have joined forces.
 
Don’t just be a bee owner: be a bee keeper

Frank-and-Alan-opening-a-hiAlan Wade was the first President of the Beekeeper's Association of the ACT.

He helped establish the club about 40 years ago, but the number of members has grown enormously in the last few years, because it's become fashionable to keep bees.

 
Tasmania is first choice in food safety for global company

The Food Safety Centre within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has been recognised as a world-leader in food safety research, teaching and training by a multinational company seeking expert training for its staff and customers.

 
Australia is a world leader in animal health and biosecurity
sheep-whiteAn evaluation of Australia's veterinary services by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) found Australia's reputation as a leader in animal health and biosecurity systems is justified.
 
International buyers check out local veg

High quality Australian vegetables will be on show when over 40 leading international produce buyers from Asia and the Middle East arrive in Australia as part of a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM).

 
First predator toxin in 50 years becomes available
FexecuteThe fight to stop the widespread damage to agriculture and the environment caused by wild dogs and foxes will be fortified with two new poison baits - Dogabait and Foxecute® - now available for use in Australia.
 
Soil health delivering a wealth of benefits to veg growers

A healthy crop needs healthy soil, and with an extensive range of research and development already undertaken into soil health practices, the vegetable industry has turned its sights on translating research results into on-farm benefits.

 
Evaluation of CattleMAP and suspension of testing begins
Black-cowsAnimal Health Australia (AHA) has now commenced the evaluation of the Australian Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) - a key step in the implementation of the recently released BJD Framework.