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Supporting horticulture since 1948
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Changes & CHALLENGES
Winter brings no respite, but instead ramps up with events and changes.
Harvest Trail INFORMATION SERVICE
While some growers have had a strong start to winter, let’s hope others hit by weather and low demand will rebound quickly.
How do we attract the best young minds into Hort?
Four industry professionals share their thoughts on how we can bring the best talent into the horticulture industry.
The biennial west australian horticulture update 2023 will be on october 31 and november 1 (put it in the diary) at ascot racecourse. The theme for the conference and trade fair is ‘practical technology innovation and application to improve horticulture practices from grower to consumer’. It’s a mouthful, but it’s reflective of the jam-packed nature of the conference, which is the biggest event on the state’s hort calendar. For sponsor or trade exhibit info, visit agric.wa.go
Architecture lecturer richard simpson is reworking the traditional donga for not only greater worker satisfaction, but also increased efficiencies for business owners.
Western Australian Horticulture Update 2023
How do you pick from 40 to 800kg of leaves in three minutes? The secret is in the harvester, says jase dobra, manager of sativa gardens for loose leaf lettuce company.
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We Celebrate 75 YEARS
Vegetableswa has been supporting and advocating for the vegetables industry since 1948.
Respect to one of the pioneers of our horticulture and export industries – mr tom price – who we profile as part of our birthday celebrations.
Direct DIGITAL ACCESS
While we all know farms are fast being revolutionised by agtech, have you heard that technology is now opening up new ways to sell your produce?
Keeping it in the family is a process that needs to be started sooner rather than later.
Mark and catherine scott of nannup fresh fruit tell us how they got it right – for them.
Do k fertilisers increase pumpkin yields in carnarvon? Evidence suggests they do.
Unhappy with returns on their stonefruit, these growers switched to organic vegetables and went direct.
State OF TASTE
Produce moves from grower to kitchen in recipes that celebrate the taste and sophistication of our fresh food.
Because it’s all about the soil and, well, you deserve a drink... Sommelier jane nickels selects wine for your produce…
The key trends at hort connections 2023 were sustainability, traceability, softer chemicals and the race for compostible packaging. We even hear there was a bigger push for organics, coming from the major supermarkets. According to agronomist and natural solutions australia’s darcy filmer, who has been “playing with beneficial bugs for the past 20 years”, but launched his business only 18 months ago: “sustainability is a big part of it these days... The market is making it ha
Mulches ain’t MULCHES
Plastic mulch may soon become a thing of the past with a new biodegradable option emerging onto the sustainable farming scene.
How can you build some flexibility into the restrictive hours of work clause in the hort award? We suggest it may be piece by piece…
Is it time to explore alternative markets?
With a recent 20 per cent reduction in orders from large retailers, perhaps it’s time for growers to create new revenue streams.
Can you HANDLE IT?
Get up to date on how to work with ag chemicals with the latest learnings from auschem.
Nutrien’s regional focused research field trials are not just beneficial to the grower, but also provide critical data for the wider industry.
It’s been a busy start to the season and it’s not slowing down: pomewest executive manager nardia stacy.
A world-first provenance program in the apple industry protects the value of the locally bred anabp 01a australian bravo apple.
We turn the spotlight onto wa pear growers anthony and cathy martella.
WA POTATOES Report
Favourable conditions and good yields have been reported, says wa potatoes chair vaughan carter.
Ceo simon moltoni says thanks to proactive moves by industry, the pstvd outbreak has not had the feared repercussions.
Wa potatoes’ investment in quality social media content has driven consumer engagement to successful levels to support potato growers.
Seeds for SCHOOLS
Educating students on the growing, health benefits and taste of potatoes.
WA CITRUS Report
Our regional forum and industry strategy launch kept us busy, says wa citrus chair joseph ling.
Citrus gall wasp is in our suburbs, so stay vigilant to ensure it stays away from our fruit.
Skill up on how to best protect your trees from diseases with tips from citrus pathologist dr nerida donovan.
Get Qfly READY
Understanding and preparing for a qfly outbreak is crucial to your business continuity.
Developing markets, changing the health message and sustainability were hot topics at the citrus australia market outlook forum recently.
STONEFRUIT WA Report
We Give THANKS
Thank you to the women in horticulture who often work double-time in their businesses.
Crowning the PERSIMMON
The perth hill’s status as a west australian fresh food mecca is truly sealed with this inaugral event.
Minor Use PERMITS
Current minor use permits can also be searched by specific crop or pest types at https://portal.apvma.gov.au/permits.
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