RESOURCE LIBRARY

Welcome to the Berries Australia Resource Library

Here you can search our extensive database of resources, including all articles published in the Australian Berry Journal industry publication since it was launched in 2019, factsheets, posters, case studies, research reports and links to industry resources hosted on other websites.

This library is being continually expanded. We aim to provide up-to-date information as well as links to other useful online resources. If you have something you think would be useful to add to this section, please send us an email.
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‘Doreen’ to lend a helping hand in blackberry cropsThis is an article about an integrated pest management system ‘Doreen’ lending a helping hand in blackberry crops fight against Redberry mite. Redberry mite is a tricky pest of commercial …, , , , Michele Buntainabj ipdm pest rub summer-19michele-buntain
$2.4 million boost for Rubus pest managementThis is an article about a $2.4 million boost for Rubus pest management. The program will be delivered through Hort Innovation and led by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) …, , , Dr Jonathan Finch, Dr Stephen Quarrell, Michele Buntainhort-innovation pest rub sum-22 ipdm abjdr-jonathan-finch dr-stephen-quarrell michele-buntain
2019 Strawberry Review Report Edition 1A report on the productivity of strawberry fields in Queensland and Florida in a warming climate., , Christopher Menzel, Natalia Peresbreeding climate strchristopher-menzel natalia-peres
2021 Export Snapshot: Blueberries & StrawberriesThis article is about 2021 Export Snapshot: Blueberries & Strawberries. In 2021 Australia exported 476 tonnes of blueberries valued at A$14.2 million (FOB). The result was 37% higher than in …, , , Wayne Prowseabj export industry spr-22wayne-prowse
9th International Strawberry Symposium: Breeding and GeneticsThis article is about 9th International Strawberry Symposium. Updates on new variety releases were given by researchers from breeding programs around the world, including NIAB-EMR in the UK, the breeding …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj breeding str summer-21angela-atkinson
9th International Strawberry Symposium: Sustainable strawberry productionThis article is about 9th International Strawberry Symposium: Sustainable strawberry production. In Europe, there is a big move to soilless strawberry production, predominantly due to a lack of available, active …, , , Dr Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-22 str sustainabilitydr-angela-atkinson
A Game-Changer-Haygrove’s Total Vent shaping the future of growingThis article reports on the Open Day at Hillwood Berries Queensland on 20 September 2023 which showcased Haygrove’s cutting-edge protected cropping technology, with a focus on the patent-pending Total Vent …, , Wendy Morrisabj growing-systems sum-23wendy-morris
A home for every piece of fruitAll too often, fruit that doesn’t meet retail specifications ends up rotting in the field or being dumped before ever leaving the farm. This article covers the business operations undertaken …, , , , Wendy Morrisabj food innovate-tech sum-23 wastewendy-morris
A perennial problem: powdery mildewThis is an article about the perennial problem of powdery mildew. For our project we are lucky enough to work with a major berry grower. We wanted to ensure the …, , , Claire McCroryabj autumn-20 disease str ipdmclaire-mccrory
A tale of two cover types and the pollination of blueberry flowers by honey beesThis article is about two types of pollination of blueberry. Previous research has shown that crop covers can be a barrier to honey bees, limiting their access to the crop …, , , , Leanne Davis, Madlen Kratz, Melinda Simpson, Sophie Parksabj beneficials bb pollination spr-22 ipdmleanne-davis madlen-kratz melinda-simpson sophie-parks
ABC guide to managing Qld Fruit FlyPublished by NSW DPI & Bugs for Bugs 2015 This guide explains the 3 steps key to managing Qfly, Bugs for Bugs, NSW DPIipdm pestbugs-for-bugs nsw-dpi
ABGA teams up with Wavemaker Brisbane again for the 23/24 seasonBlueberry Marketing Report: Australian Blueberries have teamed up with Wavemaker Brisbane again for the 2023/2024 season. The media strategy will focus on being loud launching the start of the blueberry …, , , Wavemakerabj bb marketing spr-23wavemaker
Accessing the Horticultural Netting GrantsThis article is about accessing the horticultural netting grants. Research shows protective netting helps growers produce better crops, in higher numbers. The nets can also reduce water usage by up …, , Jane Richterabj industry spr-22jane-richter
Affordable protection for Australia’s berry brandsThis article is about affordable protection for Australia’s berry brands. Keeping your products and your brand safe is mission critical for berry growers. Increased risks of food fraud, counterfeiting and …, , Melanie Wishartabj postharvest summer-21melanie-wishart
AI can track bees on camera. Here’s how that will help farmersThis article is about how AI can track bees and how that will help farmers. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a new way to track the insect pollinators essential to farming. …, , , , , Adrian Dyer, Alan Dorin, Malika Nisal Ratnayakeabj beneficials industry innovate-tech pollination win-23 ipdmadrian-dyer alan-dorin malika-nisal-ratnayake
Aman on a mission — future proofing the industryThis article is a porfile on Aman Lehl. Aman Lehl is a blueberry and raspberry grower based in Corindi, NSW. Aman has been working with NSW DPI in the Clean …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj profile rub summer-20 bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
An introduction to the R&D Tax IncentiveThis article is an introduction to the R&D Tax Incentive. The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D Tax Incentive or R&DTI) encourages research and development (R&D) activities that generate new …, , , Jonathan Turnerabj industry innovate-tech spring-21jonathan-turner
An update on fresh Strawberry imports from JapanThis is an article about an update on fresh Strawberry imports from Japan. Australia is one of 164 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) who deals with the global …, , , , Rachel Mackenzieabj autumn-20 industry market-data strrachel-mackenzie
Anthocyanins: “berry” much more than common plant pigmentsThis article is about Anthocyanins plant pigments. Anthocyanins are not only water-soluble polyphenols and plant pigments responsible for the bright colours of many fruits including berries and vegetables but may …, , , Michael E Netzelabj industry innovate-tech summer-20michael-e-netzel
Approved Employers of Australia: Who are they?This article is about Approved Employers. The association exists to provide support to its members to inform and educate, and to advocate on their behalf at all levels of government. …, , , , , Jane Richterabj industry labour-law summer-21 workforce safetyjane-richter
Are your base dressings doing more harm than good?This article is about base dressings. Base dressings of products like quality humified compost, which are naturally lower in nitrogen, offer an alternative way to boost soil and crop performance …, , , Aileen Reidabj autumn-22 soil straileen-reid
Area wide pest management — an essential approach to fruit fly managementThis article is about Area wide pest management as an essential approach to fruit fly management. Area Wide Management (AWM) is a common phrase heard when discussing prevention and control …, , , Bronwyn Kollabj aut-23 industry pest ipdmbronwyn-koll
Asia Fruit Logistica: Reflections on the Thai marketThis article is about a Berries Australia led a delegation of berry growers to Asia Fruit Logistica (AFL) in Thailand. Berries Australia ran an ‘Expression of interest’ process to award …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj aut-23 export industryjenny-van-de-meeberg
ASPAA Strawberry Plant Standards and regulation of quality of both bare-rooted runners & plug planThis article is about ASPAA Strawberry Plant Standards and regulation of quality of both bare-rooted runners & plug plan. The survey asked 19 questions and there was also a general …, , , , Roger Broadleyabj breeding profile str summer-20 bus-mgtroger-broadley
ATMAC funding to help continue export trade development for BerriesThis article is about ATMAC funding to help continue export trade development for Berries. The objective of the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program is ‘to open, improve …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj autumn-22 export industryjenny-van-de-meeberg
Attracting and retaining staff starts with your businessThis article is about attracting and retaining staff for you business. It’s easy to forget sometimes that employment is a two-way street; you choose the employee for the skills, experience …, , , Helen Newmanabj aut-23 bus-mgt workforcehelen-newman
Australia’s fight against food wasteThis article is about Australia’s fight against food waste. Food waste is Australia’s $36.6 billion challenge. And when we waste food, we waste the water, energy and land resources used …, , , , Melissa Smithabj food industry spr-22 wastemelissa-smith
Australia’s horticulture sector backs Fair FarmsThis is an article is about how Australia’s horticulture sector backs Fair Farms. Since its launch in June 2019, more than 100 growers and other horticulture businesses from across Australia …, , , , Thomas Hertelabj autumn-20 industry labour-law workforcethomas-hertel
Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about the Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing Update. To date, the Australian Raspberries and Blackberries activity has resulted in more than 3.8 million impressions and 160,000 engagements …, , , Monique Emmiabj autumn-22 marketing rubmonique-emmi
Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing UpdateThis article is an Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing Update. The Australian Raspberry and Blackberry marketing campaign continued throughout March and April inspiring consumers to enjoy delicious fresh berries. Inspiring …, , , Monique Emmiabj marketing rub winter-22monique-emmi
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. Australian Blueberries continues to work with renowned Sydney agency Magnum & Co to help drive sales of fresh Australian blueberries. With the …, , Jane Richterabj marketing spring-20jane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about the Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The significant investment in promotional activities designed to grow the sales of fresh Australian blueberries continues in this latest season with …, , , Jane Richterabj bb marketing summer-20jane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is an Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The Australian Blueberries season 2021/22 marketing strategy will focus on engaging existing buyers to increase purchase rates. New consumers will be attracted …, , , abj bb marketing winter-21
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The Australian Blueberry marketing campaign is funded solely by the ABGA voluntary levy. If you are a blueberry grower and are not …, , , Jane Richterabj autumn-21 bb marketingjane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis is an article about the Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. Australian Blueberries has now been working with Magnum & Co for two seasons to support the growth objective of getting …, , , Jane Richterabj bb marketing summer-19jane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about the Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The Australian Blueberry marketing campaign is funded solely by the ABGA voluntary levy. If you are a blueberry grower and are …, , Jane Richterabj marketing spring-21jane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The Australian Blueberry marketing campaign is funded solely by the ABGA voluntary levy. If you are a blueberry grower and are not …, , , Jane Richterabj bb marketing summer-21jane-richter
Australian Blueberries Marketing UpdateThis article is an Australian Blueberries Marketing Update. The Australian Blueberry marketing campaign is funded solely by the ABGA voluntary levy. If you are a blueberry grower and are not …, , , Jane Richterabj autumn-22 bb marketingjane-richter
Australian Handbook for the identification of fruit flies Version 3.1Published in 2018. The handbook is a compilation of diagnostic information for 65 fruit fly species, most of which are exotic to Australia, including the non-tephritid fruit infesting Drosophila suzukii …NFFC, Plant Health Australiapest ipdmnffc plant-health-australia
Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing UpdateThis article is about Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing Update. The key message to Australian consumers continues to encourage them to ‘add some oomph’ with fresh raspberries and blackberries, and …, , , Belinda Van Schaikabj marketing rub summer-21belinda-van-schaik
Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing Update — Mamamia PartnershipThis article is an Australian Raspberries & Blackberries Marketing Update. The Australian Raspberries & Blackberries marketing campaign in 2020-21 encouraged families to eat the berries in everyday meals, with a …, , , Adele Nowakowskaabj marketing rub spring-21adele-nowakowska
Australian strawberries join new mission to inhabit space while turbo charging sustainability innovationsStrawberry was selected as one of four focus plants to be optimised for space and for greater on-Earth sustainability. Strawberry has the genetic potential to be an all-around sustainable space …, , , , Harvey Millar, Michelle Wattabj autumn-24 growing-systems innovate-tech strharvey-millar michelle-watt
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program UpdateThis article is about the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) works to develop new strawberry varieties specifically adapted to Australia’s three major production climates: …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorabj breeding str winter-22jodi-neal katie-oconnor
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update: Temperate end of season report, subtropical & Mediterranean trial updateThis article is about the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) is conducted across Australia’s three major production climates: temperate, subtropical, and Mediterranean. The aim …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorabj breeding str winter-21jodi-neal katie-oconnor
Australian Strawberry Breeding ProgramThis article is about the outcomes from project BS17000 and overview of new project BS22000 in the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program. The overall objective is to produce varieties that reduce …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorabj breeding str win-23jodi-neal katie-oconnor
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Field DayOn 26 July 2023, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland hosted a field day for subtropical growers and industry stakeholders at the Maroochy Research Facility in Nambour to provide …, , , , Wendy Morrisabj breeding hort-innovation spr-23 strwendy-morris
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program UpdateThis is an article about an update to the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) has now completed our 2019 trials for subtropical and Mediterranean production …, , , Jodi Nealabj breeding str summer-19jodi-neal
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program UpdateThis is an article is about the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) is a national breeding program, with a focus on Australia’s three major …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connor, Plant Breederabj breeding str winter-20jodi-neal katie-oconnor plant-breeder
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program UpdateA new variety, wrap-up of the subtropical season, and an update of Mediterranean and temperate seasons from project BS22000: Australian Strawberry Breeding Program, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorabj breeding str sum-23jodi-neal katie-oconnor
Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update: Subtropical and Mediterranean end of season reports and temperate trial updateThis article is about Australian Strawberry Breeding Program Update. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) aims to breed new superior strawberry varieties that are highly profitable for growers, have reduced …, , , abj breeding str summer-20
Australian Strawberry Distributors — A Family AffairThis article is about Australian Strawberry Distributors. Jim’s grandfather, Gaetano Ripepi, came out to Australia from Italy in 1959, and worked for the Board of Works originally, saving up to …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj profile spring-20 str bus-mgtangela-atkinson
Australian Strawberry Good Practice GuideThe Australian Strawberry Good Practice Guide has been developed as part of the Australian Strawberry Industry Development Program running from 2016-2019. First edition published January 2019, , , , , , RMCGdisease hort-innovation ipdm irrigation nutrient-management pest strrmcg
Autonomous pollination using miniature drones – alternatives to honey bee pollinationSingaporean company Polybee is investigating the use of miniature drones to pollinate crops grown in greenhouses and polytunnels as part of a Hort Innovation project looking at alternatives to honey …, , , , , Angela Atkinsonabj growing-systems innovate-tech pollination spr-23 str ipdmangela-atkinson
Basic Principles of Protected CroppingPrepared by Jeremy Badgery Parker, Primary Principles Pty Ltd and published by Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare and North Coast Local Land Services in 2016. This is a guide to the …Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare, Jeremy Badgery Parker, NSW DPIgrowing-systemscoffs-harbour-regional-landcare jeremy-badgery-parker nsw-dpi
Bee Connected App relaunched to assist Australian farmers and beekeepersThe next-generation upgrade of the world-leading BeeConnected App was launched recently. The two-way communication platform, developed by CropLife Australia in partnership with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, enables farmers, …, , , CropLifeabj autumn-24 biosecurity pollination ipdmcroplife
Bees support bountiful berry productionThis article is about National Bee Pest Surveillance Program to support bountiful berry production. MT21008 National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (NBPSP) is funded byHort Innovation using research and development levies …, , , , abj beneficials hort-innovation industry pollination ipdm
Berries Australia Strategic PlanThis article is Berries Australia Strategic Plan., , abj industry spr-22
Berries Australia and Wavemaker launch ‘Berry Basket’ marketing campaignWavemaker and Berries Australia are building on their existing partnership to bring to life a broader consumer marketing campaign promoting the whole “Berry Basket”. The team have secured a recent …, , , , Jane Richter, Wavemakerabj hort-innovation industry marketing sum-23jane-richter wavemaker
Berries Australia team visits the Apple Isle November 2023In mid-November 2023, Rachel Mackenzie and the Industry Development team from Berries Australia travelled to Launceston in Tasmania to attend the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN) and enhance their extension skills. …, abj sum-23
Berries Australia wins ‘Highly Commended’ at 2020 SafeWork NSW AwardsThis article is about Berries Australia wining ‘Highly Commended’ at 2020 SafeWork NSW Awards. The awards attracted an impressive 610 entries with 16 award recipients selected in categories representing small …, , , , abj bb summer-20 workforce safety
Berries: The Bold & the BeautifulThis article is about a market update on berries. For the past few years fresh berries have been steadily increasing their volume share of the fruit category, since October 2018 …, , , Melaine Norrisabj industry market-data summer-20melaine-norris
Berries… retail insights from the world stageThis article is an insight into retailing berries from the world stage perceptive. BerryQuest 2022 welcomed the always insightful, engaging and entertaining Dr David Hughes as international keynote speaker for …, , , Jen Rowlingindustry market-data marketing sum-22 abjjen-rowling
Berry industry innovator wins Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship awardThis article is about Berry industry innovator wins Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship award. Each year the Churchill Fellowship recognises and awards the commitment of individual Australians to create positive change …, , , , Stuart McGruddyabj profile emerging-leaders industry summer-20 bus-mgtstuart-mcgruddy
Berry Industry lends a hand to help researchers address an invasive prickly problemThis article is about the Berry Industry lending a hand to help researchers address cane-boring sawfly. Invasive European blackberries are a scourge to our natural environment, forestry and grazing industries, …, , , Dr Raelene Kwongabj industry pest spring-21 ipdmdr-raelene-kwong
Berry patch concept essential to drive retail salesThis article is about berry patch concept essential to drive retail sales. The ‘berry patch’ means a display of all types of berries in one area within a supermarket or …, , , , Ashley Walmsleyabj industry marketing spr-22 supply-chainashley-walmsley
BerryQuest International 25–28 July 2022This article is about BerryQuest International 25–28 July 2022. The much-anticipated national conference for the Australian berry industry, BerryQuest International, will take place this July at Sea World Resort and …, , , abj bqi industry winter-22
BerryQuest International 25–28 July 2022 Sea World Resort & Conference Centre Gold Coast, QueenslandThis article is about BerryQuest International 25–28 July 2022 Sea World Resort & Conference Centre Gold Coast, Queensland. Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast will welcome an influx of berry growers, associated …, , , abj autumn-22 bqi industry
BerryQuest International 25–28 July 2022This article is about BerryQuest International25–28 July 2022. Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast will welcome an influx of berry growers, associated businesses, and industry experts from Australia and abroad in July …, , , abj bqi industry summer-21
Best practice bee management for blueberriesThis is an article is about the best practice bee management for blueberries. Bees (Honey and Native bees) and other insects play a pivotal role in pollinating berry crops. Inadequate …, , , , Melinda Simpsonabj beneficials bb pollination winter-20 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Best practice strawberry plant establishment in Western AustraliaThis article is about best practice strawberry plant establishment in Western Australia. Rates of plant establishment can be variable. Some growers are losing almost half their runners on some parts …, , , Aileen Reidabj autumn-21 innovate-tech straileen-reid
Better blueberriesThis article is about producing Better blueberries. Who doesn’t love blueberries? This is the fruit with everything – tastes great, superfood nutrition, useful in dishes from cakes to salads and …, , Dr Jenny Ekmanabj bb winter-20dr-jenny-ekman
Better pollination knowledge can grow better berriesThis article is about better pollination knowledge and how it can grow better berries. The relationship between crop pollination, fruit quality, and yield is the result of the interaction between …, , , , Abby Davis, Bar Shermeister, Blake Dawson, Brian Cutting, David J. Perović, Jelena Preradovic, Jeremy Jones, Jessica Scalzo, Karen C.B.S. Santos, Lena Schmidt, Lisa Evans, Maurizio Rocchetti, Melissa Broussard, Romina Raderabj beneficials industry pollination win-23 ipdmabby-davis bar-shermeister blake-dawson brian-cutting david-j-perovic jelena-preradovic jeremy-jones jessica-scalzo karen-c-b-s-santos lena-schmidt lisa-evans maurizio-rocchetti melissa-broussard romina-rader
Biological control of invasive European blackberries — research continues despite COVID–19 related challengesThis article is about Biological control of invasive European blackberries.The first stage of the project involved close liaison with the berry industry to prioritise a list of Rubus cultivars to …, , , , Dr Raelene Kwongabj biosecurity crisis rub winter-22 bus-mgtdr-raelene-kwong
Bitwise Agronomy introduces ‘Greenview’ to the berry industryThis article is about Bitwise Agronomy introduces ‘Greenview’ to the berry industry. Having been involved in the berry industry for a short time (only 3 weeks!) the name Bitwise Agronomy …, , , Celeste Cookabj industry innovate-tech winter-21celeste-cook
Black TIF mulch reduces Charcoal Rot of strawberry more effectively than silver TIFThis is an article is about Black TIF mulch reducing Charcoal Rot of strawberry more effectively than silver TIF. Charcoal rot, caused by the soil-borne fungus Macrophomina phaseolina, is a …, , , , Apollo Gomez, David Oag, Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattnerabj disease growing-systems str winter-20 ipdmapollo-gomez david-oag dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner
Blitzing blueberries: it’s biosecurity time!This article is about biosecurity. Pest reporters around Western Australia are gearing up for the state’s annual pest and disease surveillance campaign, the Biosecurity Blitz 2020. The Department ofPrimary Industries …, , , Laura Fagan, Margaret Ulothabj biosecurity industry spring-20laura-fagan margaret-uloth
BLUE-Rewarding pollinators with sweet-talking blueberry flowersResearch aims to better understand the attributes of nectar from blueberry flowers with a view to increasing the ‘attractiveness’ of this crop by developing new practices to manipulate nectar and …, , , Sophie Parksabj nutrient-management pollination spr-23 ipdmsophie-parks
Blueberries from 2019–2020 – the inflection pointThis is an article is profile about Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. Cort is an International Blueberry Organization founder and Co-CEO of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. based …, , , , , Cort Brazeltonabj autumn-20 bb profile nurseries propagation bus-mgtcort-brazelton
Blueberries in Poland-Time for Polish SuperfruitsOverview of the Polish Blueberry Market. Poland is number one in Europe and number six in the world when it comes to blueberry production. Interestingly, it is the leader of …, , , Dominika Kozarzewska, Maciej Dolataabj bb industry sum-23dominika-kozarzewska maciej-dolata
Blueberry Fields forever — looking at a holistic approach to Blueberry growingThis article is a profile on Blueberry Fields. Currently they have over 34 hectares of blueberries with 28 hectares planted to southern highbush varieties and the remaining 6 hectares under …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb profile summer-20 bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Blueberry Industry Business Barriers Review – NSW Northern RiversThe objective of this report is to review and outline economic risks and the major barriers to industry growth for the blueberry growing industry in the Northern Rivers of New …, NSW DPI, RDA Northern Riversbb bus-mgtnsw-dpi rda-northern-rivers
Blueberry Market Access UpdateThis article is about Blueberry Market Access Update. In 2019, exports of Australian blueberries totalled 387 tonnes worth AUD$7.8M (ITC calculations based on Australia Bureau of Statistics). Export represented 1% …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj bb marketing summer-20jenny-van-de-meeberg
Blueberry nitrogen nutrition Part 1: The right nitrogen sourceThis article is about Blueberry nitrogen nutrition. The current NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) recommendation for nitrogen fertiliser application is a rate of no more than 100-121 kg of …, , , Dr Sophie Parksabj bb nutrient-management winter-21dr-sophie-parks
Blueberry rust management guideThis article is about blueberry rust management guide. Blueberry rust thrives in warm, wet conditions, especially when there are extended periods of leaf wetness and susceptible host tissue is present. …, , , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-21 bb disease str ipdmmelinda-simpson
Blueberry strategic agrichemical review and prioritisation summaryThis article is about bBlueberry strategic agrichemical review and prioritisation summary. On Monday the 9th of November 2020 blueberry industry representatives met to evaluate the blueberry strategic agrichemical review process …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-21 bb chemicals ipdmmelinda-simpson
Boosting raspberry storage lifeThis is an article is about boosting raspberry storage life. Despite their name and presence in this journal, raspberries are not actually berries. Rather, they are an aggregate fruit – …, , , , Dr Jenny Ekmanabj postharvest rub supply-chain winter-20dr-jenny-ekman
Breeding Passion — A look into blueberry breeding operations at Mountain Blue in Tabulam, Northern NSWThis article is about a look into blueberry breeding operations at Mountain Blue in Tabulam, Northern NSW. The Mountain Blue breeding program started in the early 2000’s. Ridley Bell’s involvement …, , , Helen Newmanabj bb breeding summer-21helen-newman
BS19001: Developing knowledge and management of strawberry Red Leaf DisorderThis article is about developing knowledge and management of strawberry Red Leaf Disorder. Red Leaf Disorder (RL) of strawberry, characterised by interveinal reddening of the older leaves, is an emerging …, , , Joanna Kristoffersen, Michelle Paynterabj disease str winter-22 ipdmjoanna-kristoffersen michelle-paynter
Business growth & stability through diversificationThis article is about Business growth & stability through diversification. Tasmania is a tourist destination, no one will argue with that. A substantial part of the tourism in Tassie is …, , , , Celeste Cookabj bus-mgt profile rub spring-21celeste-cook
Business Profile-Bloobs Blueberries, TasmaniaSituated at Gardners Bay, near Cygnet in southern Tasmania, ‘Bloobs’ is a 2.5ha blueberry farm run by Tim and Jo Muir. Tim is a teacher with 25 years’ experience, whilst …, , , Mark Salterabj autumn-24 bb profile bus-mgtmark-salter
Business Profile: Lakeview Produce & BerriesSituated an hour south of the NSW border in Bajarg, Northern Victoria, Lakeview Produce & Berries is a little farm with big aspirations. The current owners – Tim and Krystle …, , , Jane Richterabj autumn-24 profile organic-biodynamic bus-mgtjane-richter
Buzz-bees and other pollinating insects can increase the yield of strawberry plantsThis article is about pollinating insects can increase the yield of strawberry plants. Insects and other animals pollinate the flowers of many plants. The importance of insect pollination on the …, , , Christopher Menzelabj pollination spring-21 str ipdmchristopher-menzel
Các Rủi Ro Khi Thuê Lao ĐộngThis article is about labour hire risk. In Vietnamese. Việc sử dụng Nhà Cung Cấp Dịch Vụ Cho Thuê Lao Động (LHP) có thể giảm bớt gánh nặng cho các …, , , , , Sachin Ayachitabj autumn-22 industry labour-law lote workforcesachin-ayachit
Californian strawberry cultivars arrive in AustraliaThis article is about Californian strawberry cultivars arrive in Australia. Excitement is brewing as the Australian strawberry industry waits in anticipation for the five new strawberry varieties from the University …, , , Rupert Hargreavesabj breeding spring-21 strrupert-hargreaves
Can biostimulants add value to soilless productions systems?This article is about can biostimulants add value to soilless productions systems in protected cropping. Microbial inoculants boosted microbial populations on strawberry leaf surfaces. This also occurred in coir, but …, , , Dr Sally Bound, Jessica Bell, Michele Buntainabj autumn-21 growing-systems strdr-sally-bound jessica-bell michele-buntain
CCC: A review of nature-based systems available to treat blueberry irrigation run-offThe Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) Research project is assessing the effectiveness of nature-based systems for the removal of nitrogen from crop irrigation runoff at the Wollongbar Primary Industries Institute in …, , , David Cordina, David Mitchell, Diana Unsworth, Mark Bayley, Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-24 irrigation nutrient-managementdavid-cordina david-mitchell diana-unsworth mark-bayley melinda-simpson
Cesar-getting to know the beneficials in your cropsA list of beneficial insects from Cesar, Lilia Jenkinsbeneficials ipdmlilia-jenkins
Charcoal Rot — A Disease of Strawberry and BlueberryThis is an article about Charcoal Rot a disease of Strawberry and Blueberry. Charcoal rot is a major disease of strawberry with the potential to cause significant plant deaths and …, , , , , David Oagabj bb disease industry str summer-19 ipdmdavid-oag
Clean Coastal Catchments: project updateThis is an article about Clean Coastal Catchments project update. The Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) project is funded through the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Management Strategy to improve water quality …, , , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb industry irrigation summer-19melinda-simpson
Coir in AustraliaThis article is about Coir in Australia. The coir industry uses what has been historically left as a useless by-product of the coconut industry. Prior to the use of coir …, , , Aileen Reidabj industry innovate-tech winter-21aileen-reid
Cold plasma application in berries: towards a commercial realityThis article is about Cold plasma application in berries. Solid, liquid and gas are the commonly known states of matter, but plasma is regarded as the fourth state of matter. …, , , Sukhvinder Palabj industry innovate-tech spr-22sukhvinder-pal
Cold plasma to manage postharvest fungal pathogens of strawberriesThis is an article is about Cold plasma to manage postharvest fungal pathogens of strawberries. Strawberries are very susceptible to microbial damage. Nearly half of all strawberries produced are lost …, , , , , Dr Katie Dunne, Dr Kirsty Bayliss, Ms Farhana Momtaz, Professor Giles Hardyabj disease innovate-tech str supply-chain winter-20 ipdmdr-katie-dunne dr-kirsty-bayliss ms-farhana-momtaz professor-giles-hardy
Cold-plasma mediated control of postharvest strawberry pathogensThis is an article about cold-plasma mediated control of postharvest strawberry pathogens. The rapid growth of fungi on strawberries is estimated to cause up to 50% of postharvest losses1,5. An …, , , , Farhana Momtaz, Giles Hardy, Kirsty Baylissdisease food-safety innovate-tech str sum-22 ipdm abjfarhana-momtaz giles-hardy kirsty-bayliss
Collecting an inventory of parasitoid wasps for potential biocontrol of SWD in South Eastern AustraliaThis article is about collecting an inventory of parasitoid wasps for potential biocontrol of SWD in South Eastern Australia. Drosophila ‘vinegar flies’ are a common sight for any gardener, commercial …, , , Michael Edwardsabj disease industry summer-21 ipdmmichael-edwards
Combination treatment reduces charcoal rot and increases fruit yields of strawberryThis article is about Combination treatment reduces charcoal rot and increases fruit yields of strawberry. Charcoal rot remains the most widespread (occurring in all states) and devastating disease in the …, , , Apollo Gomez, David Oag, Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattnerabj disease spring-20 str ipdmapollo-gomez david-oag dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner
Complying with New South Wales water regulations: FAQThis article is about New South Wales water regulations compliance. The Webinar ‘Learn how to comply with water laws – options for you and what has worked for other landholders’ …, , Melinda Simpsonabj bb spring-20melinda-simpson
Control methods for Fruit Fly – BlueberriesTo assist the Blueberry industry and increase the general understanding of fruit fly management, the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has developed a primer which provides an overview on fruit …, NFFCbb pest ipdmnffc
Control methods for Fruit Fly – RubusTo assist the Rubus industry and increase the general understanding of fruit fly management, the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has developed a primer which provides an overview on fruit …, NFFCpest rub ipdmnffc
Control methods for Fruit Fly – StrawberryTo assist the Strawberry industry and increase the general understanding of fruit fly management, the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has developed a primer which provides an overview on fruit …, NFFCpest str ipdmnffc
Costa sees a berry bright future in ChinaThis is an article about Costa seeing a berry bright future in China. By 2010, the emerging urban-affluent class in China was starting to make headlines. A report by McKinsey …, , , Jane Richterabj export industry summer-19jane-richter
Costa taps into local demand for berriesThis article is about Costa taps into local demand for berries. Costa is a leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, with 4500 planted hectares of farmland, …, , , , abj bb bus-mgt profile spring-20
Crisis Management – what to doDon’t talk to any media – call 1300 201 713 – let Berries Australia take the lead to safeguard the assets and wellbeing of the Australian Berry Industriescrisis bus-mgt
Cyber Security & the Agricultural IndustryThis article is about Cyber Security & the Agricultural Industry. It’s late Friday afternoon, well past his intended knock-off time, and Managing Director Anthony is having to make a phone …, , , Zac McLeodabj industry innovate-tech spring-21zac-mcleod
Cyber security tips for small businessThis article is about Cyber security tips for small business. A cyber security incident can have devastating impacts on a small business. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), as part …, , , Jane Richterabj industry innovate-tech winter-22jane-richter
Delegation of Australian Berry Growers get a feel for export at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022This article is about the delegation of Australian Berry growers getting a feel for export at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022. In early November, a delegation of berry growers from across …, , Jen Rowlingexport industry sum-22 abjjen-rowling
Developing Asian markets for Australian strawberriesWhen thinking about exporting consider: Are the varieties right for the market? Can I supply consistent volumes at the right time? Do I have a branding strategy? Does the fruit …, Karl McIntosh, RMCGexport strkarl-mcintosh rmcg
Developing knowledge & management of strawberry red leaf disorder – Hort Innovation project: BS19001This article is about Developing knowledge & management of strawberry red leaf disorder. Currently, there is no definitive scientific evidence of the cause of RLD in strawberry, making diagnosis based …, , , Joanna Kristoffersen, Michelle Paynterabj disease str summer-20 ipdmjoanna-kristoffersen michelle-paynter
Developing safer, selective insecticides to preserve honey bee healthMost currently used pesticides in agricultural applications contain broad-spectrum chemicals, which are harmful to a wide range of insects. However, the majority of insects are not pests, and with concerns …, , , , , , Emily Remnant, Jessica Carter, Joel Mackayabj beneficials chemicals ipdm pest pollination spr-23emily-remnant jessica-carter joel-mackay
Diễn đàn chất lượng dngành âu tây của Tây Úc (WA)This article is about the WA quality forum translated into Vietnamese. Diễn đàn chất lượng dngành âu tây của Tây Úc (WA) Những người trồng dâu tây, các đại lý/nhà …, , , Helen Newmanabj lote spring-21 strhelen-newman
Digital farming technologies for disease surveillance, pathogen detecting & forecastingThis article is about digital farming technologies for disease surveillance, pathogen detecting & forecasting. The Ristaino Lab works on emerging plant diseases that threaten global food security. Pathogens constantly change …, , , , , Aileen Reidabj disease industry innovate-tech str winter-20 ipdmaileen-reid
Digitising your visitor sign-in processWould you like to give visitors to your farm digital WHS and biosecurity inductions or instructions before they enter your property? This article shows you how., , , Helen Newmanabj autumn-24 bus-mgt innovate-techhelen-newman
DIY Research on-farmThis article is about DIY Research on-farm. Doing your own on-farm trials is a low-risk way to evaluate how different practices, products and equipment perform in your growing system. Getting …, , , Helen Newman, Lorraine Spohr, Sophie Parksabj bus-mgt industry spring-21helen-newman lorraine-spohr sophie-parks
Do strawberry plants need larger canopies, more flowers, or higher rates of photosynthesis for higher yield?This article is about rates of photosynthesis in strawberry plants. Productivity in strawberry is dependent on the production of new crowns, leaves and inflorescences, with fruit growth dependent on photosynthesis …, , , Christopher Menzelabj innovate-tech str winter-22christopher-menzel
Don’t waste coir from hydroponicsThis article is summarised from the final report for this project presented in June 2019: Coir waste management for hydroponic berries (MT17016). This project has been funded by Hort Innovation …, , , , , Dr Doris Blaesingabj autumn-20 hort-innovation industry str wastedr-doris-blaesing
drumMUSTER is a MUSTThis article is about drumMUSTER. What is drumMUSTER? drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers. drumMUSTER is a national …, , , , abj drummuster industry spring-20 waste
Dùng chlorine để kiểm soát vi khuẩn sắt trong giếng khoanNhiều người trồng trọt gặp khó khăn do sự tích tụ cặn bẩn nâu trong hệ thống tưới do vi khuẩn sắt gây ra. Ben Funnekotter từ The Seedling Factory …, , , , , , Helen Newmanabj chemicals disease ipdm irrigation lote spr-23helen-newman
Early learnings about coir reuse trialsThis project was set up to investigate the opportunities for the reuse of coir. Some of the early learnings from this work are discussed in this project update. Alternatives to …, , , David Page, Dr Doris Blaesing, Dr Marcus Hardie, Dr Michael Tarbath, Jake Gaudionabj autumn-24 growing-systems wastedavid-page dr-doris-blaesing dr-marcus-hardie dr-michael-tarbath jake-gaudion
Early Needs & Recovery Project-Energy Audits DeliveredA key focus for Berries Australia’s Early Needs and Recovery project was to increase the triple bottom line by highlighting the risks to business and using purposeful strategies to mitigate …, , , , John Hayabj bus-mgt energy innovate-tech spr-23john-hay
Early Needs Recovery Program to address pest challenges in blueberryThis article is about the early needs recovery program to address pest challenges in blueberry industry. The blueberry industry on the NSW north coast has been adversely impacted by the …, , , , Saleh Adnanabj bb disease pest win-23 ipdmsaleh-adnan
Early Needs Recovery: Energy & SoilThis article is about Early Needs Recovery Energy & Soil. A key driver for the Early Needs Recovery Energy and Soil project is to increase profit from improvements in energy …, , , John Hayabj bb innovate-tech win-23john-hay
Earning community trust in agricultureThis article is about earning community trust in agriculture. When we consider who or what we trust and why, we most likely immediately think of the things we ourselves do …, , , Deanna Lushabj industry marketing winter-20deanna-lush
Effects of market access treatments on export blueberry quality during storageThis article is about effects of market access treatments on export blueberry quality during storage. There were generally no differences in fruit quality between the different market access treatments (cold …, , , Baogang Wang, James Freriechs, John Golding, Madeline Kavanagh, Mark Bullot, Penta Pristijonoabj bb export winter-22baogang-wang james-freriechs john-golding madeline-kavanagh mark-bullot penta-pristijono
Elephant weevil management in blueberriesThis article is about elephant weevil management in blueberries. The optimum time for elephant weevil Orthorhinus cylindrirostris control is from September through to February when the adults emerge and climb …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb pest sum-22 ipdmmelinda-simpson
EMERGING LEADER: Tom Considine – Berry North, Atherton, QueenslandProfile of Emerging Leader Tom Considine – Berry North, Atherton, Queensland, , , abj aut-23 bb emerging-leaders bus-mgt
EMERGING LEADERSThis article is about industry emerging leaders. Ryan Sherry, Harvest the Fleurieu, and Kon Piliouras, Mt Barker Strawberries, in South Australia., , emerging-leaders industry sum-22 bus-mgt abj
Emerging technology with potential to replace chemical fungicidesThis article is about an emerging technology with potential to replace chemical fungicides. The development of fungicide resistance along with the rapidly growing organic market sector has seen a push …, , , , , Helen Newman, Robert Walkerabj chemicals disease innovate-tech str winter-21 ipdmhelen-newman robert-walker
End Food Waste Australia – What a wasteA staggering 7.6 million tonnes of food goes to waste in Australia every year, enough food to fill the MCG to the brim near ten times. What’s more, 50% of …, , , Melissa Smithabj autumn-24 bus-mgt food wastemelissa-smith
Energy Efficiency for Recovery and Resilience Case StudiesThis article is a series of Energy Efficiency for Recovery and Resilience Case Studies. Farms that reduce resource use through efficiency can reduce costs and increase profit. By improving the …, , , , , John Hayabj aut-23 bb bus-mgt energy innovate-techjohn-hay
European hothouse design delivers blackberry powerhouse for Tasmanian BerriesOn a Berries Australia team visit to Tasmania in November 2023, Jane Richter and Mark Salter were lucky to be invited to Tasmanian Berries to see the new twin 2.5ha …, , , , Jane Richter, Mark Salterabj autumn-24 growing-systems innovate-tech rubjane-richter mark-salter
Evaluation of sustainable fertilisers in strawberry and other cropsThis article is about evaluation of sustainable fertilisers in strawberry and other crops. At the same time, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) are developing and commercialising new organo-mineral fertilisers containing carbon, …, , , David Riches, Dr Scott Mattner, Ian Porterabj chemicals str winter-22 ipdmdavid-riches dr-scott-mattner ian-porter
EXP-Asia Fruit Logistica Hong Kong 2023In early September 2023, a Berries Australia International Market Tour to Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai was undertaken, along with berry growers from South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, and …, , Angela Atkinsonabj export sum-23angela-atkinson
EXP-Berries Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) App now availableA new mobile phone app designed to help growers manage chemical application and facilitate trade has been released by Berries Australia. The Berries Australia MRL App provides information on maximum …, , , , Jen Rowlingabj chemicals export ipdm spr-23jen-rowling
EXP-Getting Retailers ‘Berry Ready’ in ThailandStrawberry exporters from Western Australia travelled to Bangkok in July 2023 to present a series of training workshops and promotional activities for two of Thailand’s major retailers., , , Jen Rowlingabj export str sum-23jen-rowling
EXP-Market Profile Factsheet SINGAPOREExport Market Factsheet about the Republic of Singapore including demographics, economy, political environment, consumer profile, trade data, supply chains, tips for success and opportunities for berry exporters., , Jane Richterabj export sum-23jane-richter
Expand your export horizonsThis article is about Expand your export horizons. You will also have heard the message that it is not our goal to turn every grower into an active exporter. What …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj export industry spr-22jenny-van-de-meeberg
Expanding crop protection options for control of blueberry rustThis is an article about expanding crop protection options for control of blueberry rust. The project specifically addresses issues of current concern for the Blueberry organic sector, but findings will …, , , Melinda Simpson, Michele Buntainabj bb disease summer-19 ipdmmelinda-simpson michele-buntain
Expanding crop protection options for controlling blueberry rust – project updateThis article is about Expanding crop protection options for controlling blueberry rust. NSW Department of Primary Industries is currently performing a field trial to evaluate a range of organic crop …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease winter-21 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Exploring Integrated Pest Management options for Spotted Winged DrosophilaThis article is about exploring Integrated Pest Management options for Spotted Winged Drosophila. Australia is currently free of the exotic spotted wing drosophila (SWD; Drosophila suzukii), a pest of softskinned …, , , , Jessica Page, Paul Horneabj industry ipdm pest spring-20jessica-page paul-horne
Export market access options for Australian blueberriesThis article is about export market access options for Australian blueberries. Growing exports are a key priority for the blueberry industry. Australia is a high cost and high-quality producer where …, , , John Golding, Solomon Balagawiabj autumn-22 bb exportjohn-golding solomon-balagawi
Export supply chain Queensland strawberries to Hong KongThis factsheet provides an overview of Hong Kong. It is an import-dependent market with 95% of food and beverage products imported from around the world with zero tariff charged on …, Bron Ford, Clinton McGrath, RMCGexport strbron-ford clinton-mcgrath rmcg
Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industryFinal Report for Hort Innovation project BS15002 – Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry which ran from 2016-2019 led by RMCG, Clinton Muller, Dr Kristen Stirlinghort-innovation strclinton-muller dr-kristen-stirling
Facilitating the development of the Australian Strawberry Industry – subtropical regional deliveryFinal Report for Hort Innovation project BS15003 – Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry – subtropical regional delivery which ran from 2016-2019 led by Queensland Strawberry Industry Promotions …, Jen Rowlinghort-innovation strjen-rowling
Facilitating the development of the Australian Strawberry Industry – temperate regional deliveryFinal Report for Hort Innovation project BS15004 – Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry – temperate regional delivery which ran from 2016-2019 led by Victorian Strawberry Industry Development …, Angela Atkinsonhort-innovation strangela-atkinson
Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry — key learningsThis is an article about facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry key learnings. The strawberry industry strategic investment plan (2012-2017) identified industry adoption of research and development outcomes …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj innovate-tech str summer-19angela-atkinson
FACTSHEET: Managing chewing and biting pests in strawberriesCorn earworm and native budworm (Helicoverpa spp.), cutworms (Agrotis spp.) and scarab beetles (Scarabaeidae) are some of the chewing and biting pests that may impact on the health and profitability …, , RMCGipdm pest strrmcg
FACTSHEET: Managing foliar and fruit diseases in strawberriesThis fact sheet summarises the information you’ll need to get started on the sustainable management of some foliar and fruit disease threats to your crops. Many growers have implemented this …, , RMCGdisease ipdm strrmcg
FACTSHEET: Managing sucking pests in strawberriesSucking pests include mites, thrips, mirids, jassids, aphids and bugs (such as Rutherglen bug). The feeding activity of sucking pests can damage plant buds, leaves, flowers and strawberry fruit directly. …, , RMCGipdm pest strrmcg
FACTSHEET: Organic strawberries A small slice of Australia’s billion dollar organics industryOrganic strawberries are a high value specialty crop, and with the ever-increasing rate of production of conventionally grown strawberries in Australia, many smaller growers may be looking at organics as …, RMCGorganic-biodynamic strrmcg
FACTSHEET: Water use efficiency in blueberriesApril 2020, Primefact 1783, First edition Efficient water use in horticulture crops is a key management strategy for growers. It can help reduce production costs and minimise the negative effects …, Melinda Simpsonbb irrigationmelinda-simpson
Fair Farms gains momentumThis article is about Fair Farms gains momentum. Growcom’s Fair Farms program is seeing excellent take-up from across the berry industry with more than 130 berry businesses starting the certification …, , , , Marsha Aralarabj industry labour-law winter-21 workforcemarsha-aralar
Fair Farms welcomes Australian horticulture to inaugural conferenceThis is a article about Fair Farms welcoming Australian horticulture to the inaugural conference. Given our current labour market, there has never been a better time to come together to …, , Sachin Ayachitindustry sum-22 workforce abjsachin-ayachit
Fall Armyworm: Identifying & treating this new exotic pestThis article is about Fall Armyworm. In January 2020, Fall Armyworm was first detected in Australia on two Torres Strait islands, followed by a mainland detection at Bamaga in February …, , , abj industry pest winter-20 ipdm
Farm biosecurity to improve the management of soil-borne diseases of strawberry in Australia & ChinaThis article is about Farm biosecurity to improve the management of soil-borne disease of strawberry in Australia & China. In Australia, charcoal rot, Fusarium wilt and Phytophthora crown rot are …, , , Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattner, Yilin Heabj biosecurity str winter-21dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner yilin-he
Farm Diversification: Pick-Your-Own (PYO) & Farm Gate Sales — Littlewood Berry FarmThis article is about farm Diversification. Sophie Nichols – from Littlewood Berry Farm, who runs a successful PYO business near Richmond in Southern Tasmania. A first-generation berry grower, Sophie is …, , , Mark Salterabj autumn-22 profile innovate-tech bus-mgtmark-salter
Fertilizer Australia launches labelling awareness campaignThis article is about Fertilizer Australia launching a labelling awareness campaign. Fertilizer Australia the Australian fertiliser industry’s peak body has recently launched a national Fertiliser Labelling Awareness campaign to highlight, …, , , , Stephen Annellsabj chemicals industry nutrient-management win-23 ipdmstephen-annells
Fresh produce packaging: What’s the problem we are trying to solve?This article is about Fresh produce packaging. There is increasing pressure on Australia’s fruit and vegetable growers to remove packaging from fresh produce. What’s often missing from this dialogue is …, , abj autumn-22 postharvest
Fresh Produce Safety Centre – Food Safety Grower GuidesAs part of the Industry Outreach Strategy for Food Safety Standards initiative funded by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) in 2022, the FPSC developed 13 Food Safety …, food-safety lote
FreshChain Technology to trace and track berries from your farm to the consumerThis article is about FreshChain Technology to trace and track berries from your farm to the consumer. During a food safety incident, a robust traceability system should be able to …, , , Greg Calvertabj industry spring-20 traceability food-safetygreg-calvert
Fruit Fly Control – A challenge for Australian blueberry growersA presentation from December 2014 introducing Queensland Fruit Fly., Richard M. Bullbb pest ipdmrichard-m-bull
Fruit Fly Management Fact Sheet – Bugs for BugsPublished by Bugs for Bugs, this fact sheet provide3s an overview of Qfly biology, life cycle and damage to fruit, as well as monitoring, trapping, baiting and management techniques.Bugs for Bugspest ipdmbugs-for-bugs
Fruit Fly Toolkit – Bugs for BugsPublished in August 2022. This guide produced by Bugs for Bugs explains the ‘systems approach’ to fruit fly management. Fruit fly is a difficult but manageable pest and there is …, Bugs for Bugsipdm pestbugs-for-bugs
Fruit volume down in the wake of increased prices and supply issuesThis article is about the decreasing Fruit volume in the wake of increased prices and supply issues. The multi-industry Hort Innovation project Consumer behavioral data program (MT21004) delivers the Harvest …, , , Nielsen IQabj aut-23 hort-innovation industrynielsen-iq
Fruit Waste Management for Queensland Fruit Fly PreventionThis article is about fruit waste management for Queensland Fruit Fly Prevention. Fruit waste is an inevitable part of commercial fruit production. In the fight against Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) …, , , , Bronwyn Fordabj industry pest spr-22 waste ipdmbronwyn-ford
Funding plugs big future for Australia’s strawberry industryThis is an article is about using innovation to overcome issues found in a commercial strawberry nursery.A commercial nursery in the Southern Downs is paving the way for Australia’s strawberry …, , , , , QRIDAabj innovate-tech nurseries propagation str winter-20qrida
Fungi associated with postharvest strawberriesThis article is about Fungi associated with postharvest strawberries. Within the fungi there are species that can cause devastating diseases that can significantly impact on strawberry production and decrease postharvest …, , , , abj disease postharvest str summer-20 ipdm
Get Export Ready!This article is about export. Berries Australia are pleased to announce an introductory course to help growers become ‘export ready’ will be available at the end of May in the …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj export industry winter-22jenny-van-de-meeberg
Getting to know Botryosphaeria stem blightThis is an article is about Botryosphaeria stem blight and its effect on your crop. Fungi associated with stem blight in Australia include Neofusicoccum parvum, N. australe, N. oculatum, N. …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-20 bb disease ipdmmelinda-simpson
Giving strawberries real fight-Seaweed extracts prime plants for optimal yields and profitsReport on a series of laboratory and field experiments to evaluate the effect of a combined drench (10 L/ha) and foliar spray (1:400 to the point of run-off) of a …, , , Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattnerabj nutrient-management str sum-23dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner
Glasshouse strawberry pollination using native stingless beesThis is an article is about Glasshouse strawberry pollination using native stingless bees. Meeting the high demand for strawberries entails measures to ensure year-round production, including in protected cropping environments. …, , , , James Cook, Mark Hall, Markus Riegler, Onyeka Nzie, Robert Spooner-Hartabj beneficials pollination str winter-20 ipdmjames-cook mark-hall markus-riegler onyeka-nzie robert-spooner-hart
Global warming decreases fruit size in strawberries and increases the costs of harvesting on the Sunshine CoastThis article is about global warming decreases fruit size in strawberries and increases the costs of harvesting on the Sunshine Coast. Strawberry plants were grown on the Sunshine Coast in …, , , Christopher Menzelabj autumn-21 climate strchristopher-menzel
Greenhouse Toolbox Access and egressToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Cladding and membrane light diffusionToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Construction of exitsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox FireToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Fire prevention and safetyToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox General design considerationsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox General disaster controlToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Getting the basics rightToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Local government approval processesToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Overview of proposed changes to the 2019 National Construction CodeToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Resistance of materialsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Wind loadsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Wind loadsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Greenhouse Toolbox Working at heights and managing the risk of fallsToolbox Fact Sheets for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation produced by the Hort Innovation funded project ‘Developing Technical Guidelines National Construction Code 2019 Proposals for Change VG16004’ completed in 2018.Hort Innovation, Osborn Consulting Engineers, RMCGgrowing-systemshort-innovation osborn-consulting-engineers rmcg
Groundbreaking insights to help secure pollination in raspberriesThis article is about groundbreaking insights to help secure pollination in raspberries. That’s one of the key findings for the raspberry industry from the project, Securing Pollination for more Productive …, , , , abj beneficials pollination rub winter-21 ipdm
Grow your career in horticulture: AUSVEG highlights diverse range of jobs in the sectorThis article is about grow your career in horticulture. AUSVEG National Public Affairs Manager Tyson Cattle said that the series is designed to highlight the technical and skilled opportunities that …, , , Sophie Burgeabj autumn-22 str workforcesophie-burge
Grower Profile : Murrakei Farms, TasmaniaThis article is grower profile on Murrakei Farms in Tasmania. Tamara and her family run “Murrakei” a mixed farming enterprise at Red Hills near Deloraine in Tasmania’s northwest and have …, , , , Mark Salterabj bus-mgt profile rub spr-22mark-salter
Grower profile: Burlington Berries, Cressy, TasmaniaThis article is a grower profile on Burlington Berries, Cressy, Tasmania. Laurie is originally from New Zealand. He moved to Tasmania after living and working in the UK berry industry …, , , Celeste Cookabj profile rub winter-21 bus-mgtceleste-cook
Grower profile: Parvinder Lalli — Paving the way for the berry industry in Corindi, NSWThis article is a grower profile on Parvinder Lalli. Like many of the early blueberry growers located in the Coffs Harbour area, Parvinder was originally a banana grower in Woolgoolga …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj profile rub winter-21 bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Grower profile: Perfection FreshThis article is profile on Perfection Fresh. Established in 1978 by Antonio Simonetta, Perfection Fresh is a family-run business that stands out as a leader in Australia’s berry industry, and …Ian Cover, Michael Tarbathian-cover michael-tarbath
Growing LeadersThis is an article about cross-industry program that will build leadership skills among young people in Australian horticulture. Applications are now open for a cross-industry program that will build leadership …, , , , David Hanlonabj autumn-20 bus-mgt emerging-leaders rubdavid-hanlon
Growing strawberries in ScotlandThis article is a about Growing strawberries in Scotland. Recently we had the pleasure of hosting John Gray, Managing Director of Angus Soft Fruits (www.angussoftfruits.co.uk) located in Angus, Scotland, to …, , , John Grayabj aut-23 profile str bus-mgtjohn-gray
Growing young horticulturalists at Costa Berries in Western AustraliaThis article is about Costa Berries in Western Australia. Located just over 80 km north of Perth in the locality of Neergabby (West Gingin), 12 km inland from the Indian …, , , Helen Newmanabj aut-23 bb profile bus-mgthelen-newman
Habitat hosts of Queensland fruit flyFruiting plants growing in non-production areas and property perimeters are ideal hosts for Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF). Berry growers are encouraged to remove or manage these key risk areas to …, , , Bronwyn Kollabj ipdm pest sum-23bronwyn-koll
HARPS Version 2.0 is now liveThis article is about HARPS Version 2.0 is now being live and what benefits are in the new version. In 2012 Horticulture Australia Ltd (now Hort Innovation) initiated a project …, , , Jane Richterfood-safety hort-innovation industry sum-22 abjjane-richter
Harvest insights to help you understand your consumerThis is an article is about how Harvest insights to help you understand your consumer. Hort Innovation has partnered with market data research organisation Nielsen to produce an online data …, , , , , Jane Richterabj autumn-20 hort-innovation industry market-data marketingjane-richter
Harvest technology streamlines outcomes for berry producerThis article is about Harvest technology streamlines outcomes for berry producer. APT chief executive officer Henrietta Child said management system, AgPick, was initially designed to provide growers with better visibility …, , , Henrietta Childabj industry innovate-tech spring-20henrietta-child
Have your say on levy cut for raspberry & blackberry growersThis article is about the Raspberry and Blackberry Association (RABA) forming initiating the process to reduce the overall levy burden on Rubus growers. Have your say on levy cut for …, , Rachel Mackenzieabj rub spring-21rachel-mackenzie
Hệ thống năng lượng mặt trời cho thuêSử dụng hệ thống năng lượng mặt trời có thể tiết kiệm rất nhiều hóa đơn tiền điện và có thể trả hết trong thời gian rất ngắn, thường là …, , , , , Helen Newmanabj bus-mgt innovate-tech lote str sum-23helen-newman
Health and nutrition information for the berry industry (MT21000)This article is about Health and nutrition information for the berry industry (MT21000). The Nutrition Research Australia (NRAUS) team are currently halfway through the 2-year strategic levy investment project, Health …, , , Jutta Wrightabj hort-innovation industry win-23jutta-wright
Healthy strawberry runners, more high-quality fruitHigh quality runners, free of disease, are key to a successful final product. Underpinning the success and viability of the Australian strawberry industry is a certification and inspection program that …, , , , , , Brendan Rodoni, Fiona Constable, Geoff Kellyabj breeding disease pest propagation spr-23 str ipdmbrendan-rodoni fiona-constable geoff-kelly
Helping blueberry farmers save waterThis article is about helping blueberry farmers save water. New Clean Coastal Catchments research will create a model to answer this question and help blueberry growers optimise water use., , , Dr Sophie Parksabj bb irrigation win-23dr-sophie-parks
Helping make Queensland farming dreams a realityThis article is about helping make Queensland farming dreams a reality. After purchasing the farm and spending four months cleaning it up, a visit from an agronomist confirmed that without …, , , Georgia Schefeabj autumn-22 profile industry bus-mgtgeorgia-schefe
High Impact Meteorology: Using models to help predict future weather eventsThis article is about the use of models to help predict future weather events. Australia is on the receiving end of every El Niño and La Niña event in the …, , Helen Newmanclimate industry sum-22 abjhelen-newman
Hillwood Berries: Expanding berry production to the tropicsThe is an article about Hillwood Berries expanding berry production to the tropics. Hillwood Berries are an icon of the Tasmanian berry industry. Their involvement in berry production started 1985 …, , , Jen Rowlingabj profile rub win-23 bus-mgtjen-rowling
Hội thảo WA: Chuyển đổi sang việc trồng dâu tây bằng chất nền nhân tạoThis article is about the WA Workshop: Transitioning to substrate for strawberry growing in Vietnamese. Hội thảo WA: Chuyển đổi sang việc trồng dâu tây bằng chất nền nhân tạo, , , Helen Newmanabj lote spring-21 strhelen-newman
Hort Innovation Blueberry Fund Annual Report 2019/20Annual Report about levy fund investments, Hort Innovationbb hort-innovationhort-innovation
Hort Innovation Combined Berry Funds Annual Report 2022/23Annual Report Snapshot about combined berry levy fund investments, , , Hort Innovationbb hort-innovation rub strhort-innovation
Hort Innovation Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing Update Upcoming 2020/21 CampaignThis article is about Hort Innovation Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing Update Upcoming 2020/21 Campaign. To investigate areas of opportunity for raspberries and blackberries, a consumer research study was undertaken via …, , , , Belinda Van Schaikabj hort-innovation marketing rub summer-20belinda-van-schaik
Hort Innovation Rubus Fund Annual Report 2019/20Annual Report about levy fund investments, Hort Innovationhort-innovation rubhort-innovation
Hort Innovation Strawberry Fund Annual Report 2019/20Annual Report about levy fund investments, Hort Innovationhort-innovation strhort-innovation
How are you creating a safety culture on your farm? Safer Farms, Safer FarmersThis article is about creating a safety culture on your farm. Farmsafe Australia is committed to making Australian farms safer places to live and work. Our mission is to lead …, , , , Charles Armstrongabj autumn-21 industry workforce safetycharles-armstrong
How are you performing?This article reveals how the vegetables industry is responding to changing economic circumstances, and draws some useful lessons for berry growers. The annual WA Vegetable Industry Benchmarks have been published …, , , , Bryn Edwardsabj bus-mgt profile industry win-23bryn-edwards
How do we achieve effective biological control of invasive European Blackberry?In Australia, invasive European blackberry consists of a complex of around 18 recognised species and a range of hybrids, which collectively are amalgamated into Rubus fruticosus sp. agg. European blackberry …, , , , Dr Robin Adairabj beneficials ipdm spr-23 weedsdr-robin-adair
How do we know if we have enough bees?This article is about how do we know if we have enough bees? Bees are vital in ensuring the successful pollination of berry crops. While there are a variety of …, , , Michael J. Holmesabj industry pollination summer-20 ipdmmichael-j-holmes
How will climate change affect blueberries in NSW?This article is about how will climate change affect blueberries in NSW. This project is called the Vulnerability Assessment and it aims to identify the climate change risks for a …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-22 bb climatemelinda-simpson
If it can move, it can carry pests, diseases and weeds! On-farm biosecurity– Top 5 TipsThis is an article about pests, diseases, weeds and top 5 tips On-farm biosecurity. There are many pathways through which diseases, pests and weed seeds can enter your property, or …, , , , , , , Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-20 biosecurity disease industry ipdm pest weedsangela-atkinson
Impact of climate change on the yields of strawberry fields on the Sunshine CoastThis is an article about the impact of climate change on the yields of strawberry fields on the Sunshine Coast. Global climate change is expected to increase both temperature and …, , , Christopher Menzelabj climate str summer-19christopher-menzel
Impact of global warming on the yields of strawberry in southern QueenslandThis is an article about the Impact of global warming on the yields of strawberry in southern Queensland. Climate plays a key role on the productivity of strawberry. The average …, , Christopher Menzelclimate str sum-22 abjchristopher-menzel
Impact of supplementary pollination on the yields of strawberryThis article is about the impact of supplementary pollination on the yields of strawberry. The importance of insect pollination on the performance of strawberry was reviewed. Studies showed a 20% …, , , , Christopher Menzelabj beneficials pollination str win-23 ipdmchristopher-menzel
Important information for Raspberry & Blackberry levy payersThis article is about Important information for Raspberry & Blackberry levy payers. After significant deliberation, the RABA committee is proposing to industry to significantly cut the Rubus R&D levy to …, , Rachel Mackenzieabj rub summer-21rachel-mackenzie
Improving our preparedness for Xylella fastidiosaThis is an article about improving our preparedness for Xylella fastidiosa. Xylella fastidiosa is an invasive bacterial plant pathogen that causes significant environmental and economic impacts. It is No. 1 …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj industry pest summer-19 ipdmangela-atkinson
Improving plant industry access to new genetics through faster and more accurate diagnostics using next generation sequencing (MT18005)This is an article about improving plant industry access to new genetics through faster and more accurate diagnostics using next generation sequencing (MT18005). A new project, funded by Hort Innovation …, , , , Dr. Roberto Barreroabj autumn-20 innovate-tech propagation rubdr-roberto-barrero
Inconsistent quality under global warming dampens strawberry performance in SEQThis is an article about inconsistent quality under global warming dampens strawberry performance in SEQ. Weather affects the yield and quality of strawberry plants. Cultivars with stable fruit quality are …, , , Christopher Menzelabj aut-23 climate strchristopher-menzel
Incorporating agritourism into your berry businessThis article is about incorporating agritourism into your berry business. Agritourism activities help to build a direct relationship between the farm and consumers, enhance understanding of the berry farming system …, , , Bron Fordabj industry innovate-tech spring-20bron-ford
Incorporating Agritourism into your berry business, Bronwyn Fordpick-your-own-u-pick str bus-mgtbronwyn-ford
Increasing the Shelf life of Australian StrawberriesThe purpose of this report is to communicate the findings of Project BS06028 which investigated the major pre and post harvest determinants of quality and shelf life in strawberries with …, Aileen Reid, Vivek Bhatstr supply-chainaileen-reid vivek-bhat
Industry development and communications project delivering on its promise despite COVID-19 challengesThis article is about Industry development and communications project delivering on its promise despite COVID-19 challenges. The Industry Development and Communications project (MT18020) for the Australian Berry Industry has reached …, , , Jen Rowlingabj crisis industry winter-21 bus-mgtjen-rowling
Industry survey offers snapshot of growers’ labour needsThis article is about Industry survey offers snapshot of growers’ labour needs. It became clear in March 2020 that the global impact of COVID–19 will affect Tasmania’s fruit industries. In …, , , , Claire McCrory, Michael Tarbathabj industry labour-law spring-20 workforceclaire-mccrory michael-tarbath
Industry-first ‘Berry Basket’ marketing campaign now liveIn an industry first, berry growers across the country have joined forces to encourage Aussie shoppers to put more berries in their baskets. Delivered through Hort Innovation and led by …, , , , , Jane Richterabj autumn-24 bb marketing rub strjane-richter
International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2021 Summit: A SummaryThis article is about International Blueberry Organization’s. The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2021 Summit, was held virtually from 23-25 August 2021. The symposium was originally set to take place in …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb export summer-21melinda-simpson
Investigation into the cause of red leaf disorder in strawberry plants: an updateThis is an article about an update on the investigation into the cause of red leaf disorder in strawberry plants. In February 2019, the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries …, , Joanna Kristoffersen, Michelle Paynterdisease str summer-19 ipdm abjjoanna-kristoffersen michelle-paynter
IPM Notes 2.0 Sucking BugsThis article is about IPM Notes 2.0 Sucking Bugs. The key issue with bugs is the way they feed, when they feed, and what this does to a berry. Their …Mark Salter, Michele Buntain, Steven Quarrellmark-salter michele-buntain steven-quarrell
IPM Notes 1.0 Two-Spotted Mites (TSM) (Tetranychus urticae)This article is about Integrated Pest Management (IPM). There are many elements that comprise a successful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, with regular and well-structured crop monitoring being one element …, , , Celeste Cookabj industry ipdm spring-21celeste-cook
Irrigation water quality for strawberriesWhen irrigating strawberries, the use of poor water quality can affect both the crop and soil in which the plants are growing. Water analysis is a valuable tool for determining …, RMCGirrigation strrmcg
ISS2021: Growing Strawberry from the Equator to the ArcticThis article is about The International Society for Horticultural Science’s 9th International Strawberry Symposium held virtually from 1-5 May 2021. It was originally scheduled to be held in May 2020, …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj innovate-tech spring-21 strangela-atkinson
It’s a family affair growing strawberries in SEQThis is an article is grower profile about a family growing strawberries in SEQ. Laura and Pieter Hendriksen started growing strawberries in 1985 along with an assortment of vegetables including …, , , Bron Fordabj profile str winter-20 bus-mgtbron-ford
It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do itThis article is about Postharvest temperature management. Rain events are associated with a higher level of fruit damage from fungal infection and/or snail and slug damage. Many growers are moving …, , , Helen Newmanabj postharvest str winter-21helen-newman
Keeping soil in its place – Improving soil cover and managing drainageThe movement of soil from strawberry farms can result not only in a loss of valuable top soil and available nutrients, but can also cause off-farm environmental impacts, particularly to …, RMCGsoil strrmcg
Klaas Plas: the Dutchman down underThis is an article is a profile about Klaas Plas a Dutch strawberry expert. Back in pre-COVID March, Fruit Growers Tasmania (FGT) held the first instalment in a series of …, , , , , Claire McCroryabj profile innovate-tech ipdm pest winter-20 bus-mgtclaire-mccrory
Labour Hire RisksThis article is about Labour Hire Risks.Engaging a Labour Hire Provider (LHP) may take some of the stress away from sourcing staff, but it does not mean that labour laws …, , , , Marsha Aralarabj industry labour-law summer-21 workforcemarsha-aralar
Labour Updates: Piece rates & the new AgVisaThis article is about piece rates & the new AgVisa. Unfortunately, there is little public sympathy for the sector and no reasonable likelihood of appeal so as industry associations we …, , , Rachel Mackenzieabj industry labour-law summer-21 workforcerachel-mackenzie
Latest update from the Australian Strawberry Breeding ProgramThis is an article about the latest update from the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) aims to breed new varieties that are specifically adapted to …, , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorbreeding str sum-22 abjjodi-neal katie-oconnor
Laughter is the best medicine for Queensland strawberry growersThis is an article is about using laughter a cure for farming stress. Queensland strawberry growers have been forced to deal with a great deal in recent years; the storms …, , , , , Bron Fordabj autumn-20 industry innovate-tech workforce safetybron-ford
Leaf spot of strawberry caused by Neopestalotiopsis sp.This article is about leaf spot of strawberry caused by Neopestalotiopsis sp. This article is a follow up from the webinar held in early June 2022 hosted by Berries Australia …, , , Apollo Gomezabj disease spr-22 str ipdmapollo-gomez
Learn while you listen: US Highbush Blueberry Council Podcasts make it easy to stay informedThis article is about a Learn while you listen podcast series. The US Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is a grower-driven organisation that aims to grow consumer demand for blueberries by …, , , Helen Newmanabj bb innovate-tech win-23helen-newman
Leasing a solar systemSolar energy systems can generate big savings on electricity bills and can pay for themselves very quickly, often in under four years. This article outlines the experience of a WA …, , , , Helen Newmanabj bus-mgt innovate-tech str sum-23helen-newman
Levels of self-pollination & cross-pollination among fruit on a Queensland strawberry farmThis article is about self-pollination & cross-pollination. Dr Christopher Menzel provided an excellent review in Edition 8 (Spring 2021) of the Australian Berry Journal on the importance of pollination for …, , , Helen Wallace, Stephen Trueman, Wiebke Kämperabj pollination str winter-22 ipdmhelen-wallace stephen-trueman wiebke-kamper
Levity CropScience now helping Australian BerriesThis article is about Levity CropScience. More than 3 tonnes of soft fruit – worth around £180 million – is needlessly thrown away by British consumers each year. Strawberries, the …, , abj postharvest summer-21
Licensed Labour Hire: Do the right thing for your workers, your business and your industryThis article is about Licensed Labour Hire. Labour hire businesses must be licensed in Qld, Vic and SA. Those farms that use labour hire must only use licensed providers. There …, , , , abj autumn-21 industry labour-law workforce
Looking to diversify your farm business? Box Hill Institute is here to helpThis article is about diversifying your farm business and the Box Hill Institute is here to help. For farming businesses looking to diversify, particularly into the agritourism sector, there are …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj biosecurity industry spring-21angela-atkinson
Lý Lịch Nông Gia: Vince Ngô, trang trại Russell Road. Một ngôi sao đang vụt sáng trong ngành sản xuất trồng trọt dâu tây ở WAThis article is a profile on Vince Ngo, Russell Road Farm: A rising star in WA strawberry production. In Vietnamese. Gia đình Vince ban đầu trồng cà chua ở khu …, , , Helen Newmanabj profile lote spr-22 bus-mgthelen-newman
Making Queensland strawberries Strawesome againThis is an article about making Queensland strawberries Strawesome again. It’s been over a year since the strawberry world was turned upside down in Australia by the deliberate tampering incident. …, , , Jane Richterabj marketing str summer-19jane-richter
Management of fruit rot diseases and fungicide resistanceThis article is about management of fruit rot diseases and fungicide. New fungicide registrations for strawberry production will provide more disease management options for producers to manage fruit diseases. It …, , , Apollo Gomezabj autumn-21 disease str ipdmapollo-gomez
Managing blueberry rust in a cool climateBlueberry rust is caused by the fungus Thekopsora minima. In Tasmania, blueberry rust is confined to a small number of properties in the north of the state and is being …, TIAbb disease ipdmtia
Managing blueberry rust in a cool climateThis is an article about managing blueberry rust in a cool climate. Blueberry rust is caused by the fungus Thekopsora minima. In Tasmania, blueberry rust is confined to a small …, , , Karen Barry, Michele Buntainabj bb disease summer-19 ipdmkaren-barry michele-buntain
Managing blueberry rust in a cooler climateThis article is about Managing blueberry rust in a cooler climate. Blueberry rust is a plant disease caused by the fungus Thekopsora minima and is currently confined to a small …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease spring-21 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace-spotlight on harassmentWork-related stress often caused by psychosocial risks is estimated to affect around one third of all Australians. As an employer, people manager or leader you do need to manage psychosocial …, , , , , Jane Richterabj bus-mgt labour-law sum-23 workforce safetyjane-richter
Managing Queensland Fruit Fly in BerriesThis is an article about the managing of fruit flies in Berries in Queensland. Adult Queensland fruit flies (QFF) are about 6–8 mm long and are coloured reddish brown with …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj industry pest summer-19 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Managing your soil – Crop rotation and soil amendmentsThis factsheet explains how to improve the quality of your soil by Rotating cash crops with cover crops. Cover crops can help to build organic matter, break disease cycles and …, RMCGsoil strrmcg
Managing your soil – Taking Soil testsSoil sampling and testing is usually done prior to planting your strawberry crop, however, specific in-crop testing can be useful, such as testing for available nitrate and ammonium. This factsheet …, RMCGsoil strrmcg
Managing your spray in blueberriesThis is an article about managing your spray in blueberries. Effective and efficient spray application is important for blueberry production. Spray liquid (concentration) and sprayer air outputs (coverage) need to …, , , , , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb chemicals innovate-tech pest summer-19 weeds ipdmmelinda-simpson
Marketing Update — ABGA & WavemakerThis article is a Marketing Update on ABGA & Wavemaker. Wavemaker Brisbane has continued to work with Australian Blueberries to shift Blueberries from being an impulse purchase, to a grocery …, , , Delaney Lang-Lemckertabj aut-23 bb marketingdelaney-lang-lemckert
Marketing Update — ABGA & Wavemaker 2022 CampaignThis article is the marketing Update from ABGA & Wavemaker 2022 Campaign. Wavemaker Brisbane has continued to work with Australian Blueberries to shift Blueberries from being an impulse purchase, to …, , Delaney Lang-Lemckertbb marketing sum-22 abjdelaney-lang-lemckert
Marketing Update — ABGA teams up with Wavemaker BrisbaneThis article is about Marketing Update ABGA teams up with Wavemaker Brisbane. Claudia Neill, Delaney Lang-Lemckert, Sam Chadwick, , , Claudia Neill, Delaney Lang-Lemckert, Sam Chadwickabj bb marketing spr-22claudia-neill delaney-lang-lemckert sam-chadwick
Masterclass delivered more than expected for learner farmersThis article is about a masterclass delivering more than expected for learner farmers. “It just happened that I had worked with one of the people who owned it. So, I …, , , Catherine Gale-Stantonabj autumn-22 profile industry bus-mgtcatherine-gale-stanton
Masterclass in Horticultural Business: Built for successThis article is about a Masterclass in Horticultural Business. Offered through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and developed in partnership with some of the world’s leading names in horticulture, …, , abj profile industry bus-mgt
Mechanical Harvesting in Blueberries — taking the intensity out of labourThe Bennings family has been growing blueberries in Northern NSW successfully since 1998 and know all too well about the need to innovate or disappear. While other growers have chosen …, , , Gaius Leongabj autumn-24 bb innovate-techgaius-leong
Microwaving Goodbye to Charcoal RotThis article is about Charcoal Rot. Charcoal rot is a devastating disease caused by a fungus (Macrophomina phaseolina) that lives in the soil and kills strawberry plants. The disease has …, , , , Cora Zon, Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattner, Graham Brodie, Liam Hescock, Sandra Shawabj disease innovate-tech str winter-21 ipdmcora-zon dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner graham-brodie liam-hescock sandra-shaw
Minimising the risk of power failure for your businessBeing in the agribusiness sector can be risky. The weather is unpredictable and can affect production significantly, with little ability to take defensive action. Other risks like power failure, however, …, , , Helen Newmanabj autumn-24 bus-mgt innovate-techhelen-newman
Minor Use Permits – BerriesA booklet listing all the current Minor Use Permits for the Australian berry industries listed by crop, , , , , , bb chemicals disease ipdm pest rub str
Minor Use Permits for the Australian Berry IndustriesThis article is about minor Use Permits for the Australian Berry Industries. Each crop table provides the following information for each permit; Chemical name, Permit number, pest/disease/weed use, States where …, , , , Angela Atkinson, Mark Salter, Melinda Simpsonabj chemicals industry pest spr-22 ipdmangela-atkinson mark-salter melinda-simpson
Moondarra Blueberries lead the way in sustainable packagingThis article is about Moondarra Blueberries lead the way in sustainable packaging. As organic growers for over 30 years, packing blueberries into petroleum based plastic punnets never sat comfortably with …, , , Sophie O’Neilabj profile industry summer-21 bus-mgtsophie-oneil
Mountain Blue starts an Australian blackberry breeding programThis article is about Mountain Blue starts an Australian blackberry breeding program. Mountain Blue is a family owned and operated company on the NSW north coast. Mountain Blue was established …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj profile rub spring-20 bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Move over plastic, it’s time to go greenThis is an article is a grower profile and their move to ensure farm sustainability. Moondarra Blueberries is owned and operated by the Deveson family who planted their first blueberry …, , , , , , , abj autumn-20 profile food industry innovate-tech plastic waste bus-mgt
Mr ‘Mice’ Guy says be on the lookout for mice activityThis article is about mice plagues. The first half of 2021 has seen mice plagues throughout the grain growing regions and caused the Wellington Correctional Centre in Western New South …, , , Suzette Argentabj industry pest spring-21 ipdmsuzette-argent
National Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme – What’s next?This article outlines progress for a proposed National Non-Packaging Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme. The scheme is aiming to commence nationally from the 2024/25 financial year onward, pending progress of the …, , , Carl Larsen, Dr Anne-Maree Bolandabj plastic sum-23 wastecarl-larsen dr-anne-maree-boland
National Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme – UpdateThis article is an update of the National Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme. This project aims to develop an agricultural plastics stewardship scheme for non-packaging plastic waste. The scheme will facilitate …, , , , Dr Anne-Maree Bolandabj aut-23 industry plastic wastedr-anne-maree-boland
National Biosecurity Training HubThe National Biosecurity Training Hub provides a centralised platform for biosecurity training to support biosecurity preparedness, response and recovery. The Hub is designed to make it easier for Australians to …biosecurity
National Farmer Wellbeing Report 2023: Farming’s silent crisisThis article is about National Farmer Wellbeing Report 2023 addressing farming’s silent crisis. Published in late March 2023, the National Farmer Wellbeing Report research was commissioned by Norco (the 100% …, , Jane Richterabj win-23 workforcejane-richter
National Farmers Federation Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program 2021This article is about the National Farmers Federation Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program 2021. The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program (DiALP) is a mentoring opportunity designed for aspiring female leaders, …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj industry spring-21 workforceangela-atkinson
National map of Protected Cropping Systems now available in draftThis article is about a National map of Protected Cropping Systems, now available in draft. The University of New England’s Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre, together with project partners has …, , , Craig Shephardabj aut-23 climate industrycraig-shephard
Native bees and berry cropsThis is an article is about native bees and berry crops. In our research, we investigated native bees in berry farms in and around the Yarra Valley, Victoria. We identified …, , , , Joshua Coates, Julian Brown, Saul Cunninghamabj beneficials pollination rub winter-20 ipdmjoshua-coates julian-brown saul-cunningham
Natural based systems in treating blueberry irrigation runoff: a best practice trialThis article is about the Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) research project launching a new trial to assess the effectiveness of ‘natural’ strategies for removing nitrogen from crop irrigation runoff at …, , Dr Mark Bayleyabj aut-23 innovate-techdr-mark-bayley
Nerrigundah Berries is for Fair FarmsThis article is a profile on Nerrigundah Berries. Nerrigundah Berries has been managed by Brialey Brightwell’s family for four generations and the move to become Fair Farms Certified has been …, , Samtui Selaveabj autumn-22 profile bus-mgtsamtui-selave
New berry exciting export project underwayThis article is about a new berry exciting export project underway. The Australian berry industries are in a period of continuing production growth and many in the industry are concerned …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj export industry winter-21jenny-van-de-meeberg
New Biosecurity Plan for the Berry Sector releasedThis article is about New Biosecurity Plan. Biosecurity planning provides a mechanism for industry, government and other relevant stakeholders to better prepare for, and respond to, incursions of pests that …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-21 biosecurity industryangela-atkinson
New Fair Farms online Manual now availableThis article is about how Fair Farms has recently released their latest tool, the Fair Farms Manual, to assist horticulture growers and businesses gain and maintain compliance with Fair Work …, , , , Sachin Ayachitabj labour-law win-23 workforce safetysachin-ayachit
New interim fertiliser guidelines for Australian blueberry growersThis is an article about the new interim fertiliser guidelines for Australian blueberry growers. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released new interim guidelines for fertiliser use in …, , , Dr Sophie Parksabj bb nutrient-management summer-19dr-sophie-parks
New mandatory food safety rules for BerriesThis is an article about the new mandatory food safety rules for berries. On 12 August 2022, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) introduced new primary production and processing standards …, Rachel Mackenziefood-safety sum-22 abjrachel-mackenzie
New mapping tool to help safeguard protected cropping industriesThis article is about new mapping tool to help safeguard protected cropping industries. Australian horticulture growers are being urged to contribute to the creation of a high tech mapping tool …, , , Helen Newmanabj biosecurity industry summer-21helen-newman
New market access project to support blueberry exportersThis article is about the new market access project to support blueberry exporters. Delivering premium fruit into export markets is essential for the success of the Australian blueberry industry, particularly …, , , John Goldingabj bb export summer-20john-golding
New practices for Improved control of Charcoal RotThis is an article is about New practices for Improved control of Charcoal Rot. Over the past three years, the research team of the national charcoal rot project (BS15005) have …, , , Apollo Gomez, David Oag, Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattnerabj disease str winter-20 ipdmapollo-gomez david-oag dr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner
New Project: Coir recycling and reuseThis article is about the significant challenges with coir costs and freight supplies that Tasmanian growers have experienced, prompting the industry to look at ways to reduce the volume of …, , , Mark Salterabj aut-23 industry innovate-techmark-salter
New technology in strawberry productionA wide range of technologies have emerged in horticultural industries in recent years. These technologies can improve strawberry production through reducing inputs and increasing efficiency in a range of on …, , RMCGbreeding innovate-tech strrmcg
New varieties from the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program: 2 temperate varieties and 1 subtropical varietyThis article is about new varieties from the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program. The aim of the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) is to breed varieties that are specially adapted to …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connor, Plant Breederabj breeding spring-21 strjodi-neal katie-oconnor plant-breeder
New! Live trade data to drive industry export growth now available in the Export HubThis article is about update to the Export Hub. Growers and exporters are encouraged to learn more about international trade opportunities with Berries Australia’s new data visualisation tools. The data …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj export industry summer-21jenny-van-de-meeberg
Next Gen supply chain tour hits the markThis is an article is about twenty-one growers and other industry representatives recently participated in a NextGen Supply Chain Field Trip delivered in Queensland by the Berries Australia Industry Development …, , , , Bron Fordabj autumn-20 hort-innovation industry innovate-techbron-ford
Next generation of strawberry disease controlThis article is about the next generation of strawberry disease control. BioClayTM is a completely new crop protection approach that is non-genetically modified, safe and environmentally sensitive. Grey mould caused …, , , , , Apollo Gomez, Dr Donovan Garcia Ceron, Dr Scott Mattner, Lorena Rodriguez Coy, Marlo Molinaro, Prof Tony Gendallabj disease hort-innovation innovate-tech ipdm win-23apollo-gomez dr-donovan-garcia-ceron dr-scott-mattner lorena-rodriguez-coy marlo-molinaro prof-tony-gendall
Not all sprayers deliver the same resultThis article is about the difference between sprayers. Berry Sweet hosted the event and provided two of their sprayers for use in the demonstration – an air induction nozzle boom …, , , Helen Newmanabj chemicals spr-22 str ipdmhelen-newman
Not so sweet berries under global warmingThis article is about global warming. Global warming will decrease the yields and quality of many crops. Eating quality in strawberry is related to the concentrations of several components in …, , , Christopher Menzelabj climate str summer-21christopher-menzel
NSW DPI Berries Resource HubA link to the NSW DPI Berry resource hub, , bb rub str
NSW DPI Berry Plant Protection Guide 2021-22This is the fourth edition of the Berry plant protection guide. It is the latest in a series of similar publications that have served industry for over 60 years, providing …, , , , , , , , , Melinda Simpsonbeneficials bb chemclear chemicals disease drummuster ipdm pest rub weeds wastemelinda-simpson
On farm Chemical Trials – Grower host sites neededThis article is about On farm Chemical Trials. Agrichemical access is increasingly becoming a challenging issue within the berry industry, with growers reporting increasing pest resistance pressures and few chemical …, , , Mark Salterabj chemicals rub winter-22 ipdmmark-salter
Opportunities to improve labour use efficiency through automation and improved management practicesThis article is about the opportunities to improve labour use efficiency through automation and improved management practices. Rubus growers in Australia face numerous challenges when it comes to optimising their …, , , , Ky Snyderabj innovate-tech rub win-23 workforceky-snyder
Optimising chemical efficacy for spray application in berriesThe application of agrichemicals to control pest and disease incursion is used as part of an integrated management approach which also includes cultural and biological control. This article discusses water …, , , Gaius Leongabj chemicals ipdm sum-23gaius-leong
Optimising pollination in protected cropping environmentsThis is an article about Optimising pollination in protected cropping environments. Berries will receive a pollination boost under a new research project that investigates novel technology and practices for optimising …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb pollination summer-19 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Organic crop protectants for controlling blueberry rustThis article is about organic crop protectants for controlling blueberry rust. NSW Department of Primary Industries with the help of Southern Cross University have recently conducted a field trial to …, , , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease str summer-21 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Organic crop protectants for controlling blueberry rust – second trial resultThis article is about organic crop protectants for controlling blueberry rust. NSW Department of Primary Industries with the help of Southern Cross University (SCU) have recently conducted a second round …, , , Joy Anderson, Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease winter-22 ipdmjoy-anderson melinda-simpson
Overview: 12th International Vaccinium SymposiumThis article is about 12th International Vaccinium Symposium. The Symposium was originally scheduled to be held in September 2020, in Nova Scotia, Canada but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 …, , , , , , , , Melinda Simpsonabj beneficials bb chemicals disease pest pollination summer-21 weeds ipdmmelinda-simpson
OzGroup – looking back over the last 20 yearsThis article is about OzGroup ove the past 20 years. When Jaspal arrived from India, he and his family came to the Woolgoolga area and worked for Johnson’s blueberry operation …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-22 bb profile bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Pathways to export – not everyone needs to be an exporter!This article is about pathways to exporting. Industry is constantly being told that export is the pathway to a profitable industry but what does that actually mean for an individual …, , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj export industry spring-21jenny-van-de-meeberg
PCA Conference Highlights: 28–31 March 2022This article is about PCA Conference Highlights: 28–31 March 2022. The PCA event started to swing into action in the evening with a welcome function kindly sponsored by Haifa fertilisers. …, , Melinda Simpsonabj industry winter-22melinda-simpson
Performance Management: Why we do it and how to avoid the pitfallsThis article is about performance management. One of the biggest challenges any grower or employer faces is managing its people. Human beings have moods, differing motivations and emotions and harnessing …, , , Stephen Farrellabj industry winter-22 workforcestephen-farrell
Pest Spotlight-LeafrollersTortricid moths are often known as leafrollers as the larvae roll shoots and leaves together with silken web and feed on leaves and bunches, then pupate within this protected rolled …, , , , Dr Saleh Adnanabj autumn-24 bb ipdm pestdr-saleh-adnan
PEST-Chilli ThripsPest Spotlight Factsheet: Chilli thrips have quickly jumped onto the radar of many horticulturalists in Western Australia despite having been present in northern Australia for around 20 years. The first …, , , , , , , Aileen Reid, Cezar Moraes, Elliot Howseabj beneficials bb chemicals ipdm pest rub spr-23aileen-reid cezar-moraes elliot-howse
PEST-Red shouldered leaf beetle (Monolepta australis)Pest Spotlight Factsheet: The Red shouldered leaf beetle Monolepta australis Jacoby (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) is an increasingly important insect pest with impacts on numerous horticultural industries throughout Queensland, northern NSW, and …, , , , , Dr Saleh Adnanabj bb ipdm pest rub sum-23dr-saleh-adnan
Peter McPherson-Reflections on 13 years of the International Blueberry Organisation (IBO) and the 2023 IBO summitA reminder from Peter McPherson (outgoing Chair of Berries Australia and Chair of the IBO) to Australian growers about the International Blueberry Organisation and encourage greater participation from blueberry industry …, , Peter McPhersonabj bb spr-23peter-mcpherson
Phân bón nền của bạn có đang gây hại nhiều hơn là có lợi không?This article is about base dressings. Written in Vietnamese. Bón phân nền với những chất như phân mùn chất lượng cao, chất này có hàm lượng nitơ thấp hơn một …, , , , Aileen Reidabj autumn-22 lote soil straileen-reid
Pick & Pack for the chance to play to win this winterThis article is about Pick & Pack for the chance to play to win this winter. The industry estimates that it requires an influx of up to 7,000 peak demand …, , Jane Richterabj str winter-21jane-richter
Piecework: Fair Work Ombudsman UpdateThis article is about Piecework: Fair Work Ombudsman Update. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has recently announced a series of updates to its “Horticulture Showcase”, a web-based hub which is …, , , , abj industry labour-law winter-21 workforce
Pinata Farms first year of production in TasmaniaThis article is about Pinata Farms first year of production in Tasmania. Tasmanians love seeing the BerryWorld raspberries in the supermarket knowing that the fruit is produced locally. The packaging …, , , Claire McCroryabj profile rub spring-20 bus-mgtclaire-mccrory
Plant Biosecurity in Australia – An introduction for growersThis article outlines what is biosecurity, Australia’s Biosecurity System, and who are the participants in managing Biosecurity in Australia., , Dr Zac Hemmingsabj biosecurity sum-23dr-zac-hemmings
Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) and the unauthorised propagation of strawberry varietiesThis article is about Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) and the unauthorised propagation of strawberry varieties. Queensland Strawberry Growers ‘Association (QSGA) manages the commercialisation of subtropical strawberry varieties bred through the …, , , Roger Broadleyabj breeding str summer-20roger-broadley
Polytunnel length key to providing consistent climate for plants and pollinatorsThis article is about polytunnel length the key to providing consistent climate for plants and pollinators. Protected cropping systems are increasing in popularity to manage environmental risks and produce a …, , , Claire McCroryabj pollination rub spring-20 ipdmclaire-mccrory
POSTER: How ‘clean’ are our strawberries?A poster explaining the use of IPM instead of chemicals to manage pests in strawberries., , , RMCGbeneficials ipdm pest strrmcg
POSTER: How can I control pests? Options for controlling chewing and biting pests in strawberriesThis table lists the major chewing and biting pests that impact on strawberry production in Australia and available control options. For each pest, the registered and permitted pesticides are listed …, , RMCGipdm pest strrmcg
POSTER: How can I control pests? Options for controlling fruit and foliar diseases in strawberriesThis table lists the major fruit and foliar diseases that impact on strawberry production in Australia and available control options. For each pest, the registered and permitted pesticides are listed …, , RMCGdisease ipdm strrmcg
POSTER: How can I control pests? Options for controlling sucking pests in strawberriesThis table lists the major sucking pests that impact on strawberry production in Australia and available control options. For each pest, the registered and permitted pesticides are listed along with …, , RMCGipdm pest strrmcg
POSTER: Managing Rust in blueberriesThis poster gives an overview of blueberry rust. It thrives in warm, wet conditions, especially when there are extended periods of leaf wetness. The disease is caused by the pathogen …, , bb chemicals disease ipdm
POSTER: Queensland Fruit FlyQueensland Fruit Fly Identification poster produced as part of BS15002., RMCGpest str ipdmrmcg
Postharvest diseases and disorders of strawberriesThis fact sheet provides information on a range of postharvest diseases and disorders that occur in strawberry production. As there are currently no postharvest fungicides available for strawberries, management involves …, , , RMCGchemicals disease postharvest str ipdmrmcg
Potential impacts of global warming on fruit size in strawberries in south-east QueenslandThis article is about Potential impacts of global warming on fruit size in strawberries in south-east Queensland. The percentage of fruit smaller than 12 grams was higher when the average …, , , Christopher Menzelabj climate str summer-20christopher-menzel
Powdery mildew — flattening the curveThis article is about Powdery mildew. The setting: November 2019, a pleasantly warm polytunnel of young strawberries at Costa Berries East Devonport farm, Tasmania. Here a cohort of student, research …, , , Anna Mackintosh, Katherine Evans, Michele Buntainabj disease str summer-20 ipdmanna-mackintosh katherine-evans michele-buntain
Precision Pollination of berry crops is not a pipedreamThis article is about precision pollination of berry crops. Blueberries (and other berry crops) depend to a greater or lesser extent on pollination by insects for good yields and high …, , , , Alan Dorinabj beneficials bb pollination spr-22 ipdmalan-dorin
Prevention is better than cureThis is an article about an examination of the issue of reputation protection in the berry industry. In early October this year, over 50 berry growers, industry stakeholders and supply …, , , , Sean Dignumabj crisis food-safety industry summer-19 bus-mgtsean-dignum
Profile-Parvinder Lalli, NSWBusiness Profile: Parvinder Lalli, NSW – growing blueberries, blackberries & raspberries, , Gaius Leongabj profile spr-23 bus-mgtgaius-leong
Profile-Tasmanian Raspberry Canes, Carolyn & Simon CurtisBusiness Profile of Tasmanian Raspberry Canes, owned by Simon and Carolyn Curtis and situated at Wesley Vale in northwestern Tasmania, produces bare-rooted raspberry canes for retail, wholesale nurseries, and commercial …, , , , , Mark Salterabj profile nurseries propagation rub spr-23 bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Cheyne Clarke hits the mark with innovation and changeThis article is a profile on Cheyne Clarke. Currently Cheyne has 3000 plants in total, growing Mountain Blue varieties Initio and Dazzle as well as a few Costa and Driscoll …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj autumn-21 bb profile bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Profile: Tru Blu Berries, TasmaniaThis article is a profile on Tru Blu Berries, Tasmania. I recently travelled down to Lymington to catch up with Damian Clark and his sister Sharon to talk about the …, , , Mark Salterabj bb profile summer-21 bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Alyx Busoli, Smart BerriesThis article is a profile of Alyx Busoli from Smart Berries. Berry grower Alyx Busoli has shown a passion for berries from an early age. Growing up in the raspberry …, , , Mark Salterabj profile rub win-23 bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Andrew & Steph Terry, Tasmanian BerriesThis article is profile on Andrew & Steph Terry, Tasmanian Berries. Andrew and his wife Stephanie are the pioneering couple behind “Tasmanian Berries” in the State’s North. Andrew Terry, Managing …, , , Claire McCroryabj profile rub summer-20 bus-mgtclaire-mccrory
Profile: Anthony Lieu Landsdale Strawberry Farm, proud producers of Heavenly® strawberriesThis article is a profile on Anthony Lieu from Landsdale Strawberry Farm. I initially went to university where I studied sports science and did a post-graduate in Sports Marketing and …, , , Helen Newmanabj autumn-21 profile str bus-mgthelen-newman
Profile: Anthony Yewers, Berry SweetThis is an article is a profile about Anthony Yewers from Berry Sweet. Anthony Yewers grows strawberries as well as other berries at multiple sites in WA. His parents were …, , , Katie Dunneabj profile str winter-20 bus-mgtkatie-dunne
Profile: Chi Do, Naturally Sweet, Gnangara, Western AustraliaThis article is a profile about Chi Do. Chi was sponsored to come to Australia as a teenager by his uncle in May 1986. He spent the first six weeks …, , , , Aileen Reidabj bus-mgt profile spring-21 straileen-reid
Profile: Driaan Conradie, Perfection FreshThis article is a profile on Driaan Conradie from Perfection Fresh. Driaan was born in South Africa where his interest in farming began. After school, he attended Cape Peninsula University …, , , Mark Salterabj profile rub winter-22 bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Jamie Pollen, Queensland Berries, QldThis article is a profile of Jamie Pollen from Queensland Berries. Queensland Berries was established in 2003 by Richard and Melissa McGruddy. Starting out as a small family-owned strawberry farm, …, , , Jen Rowlingabj aut-23 profile rub bus-mgtjen-rowling
Profile: Kate Bradley, Kates Berry FarmThis article is profile on Kate Bradley from Kates Berry Farm. Kate moved to Tasmania from Victoria 37 years ago inspired by the state’s beauty and clean environment. Coming from …, , Mark Salterabj profile spr-22 bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Neil Handasyde — Handasyde Strawberries & Café, Albany Western AustraliaThis article is a profile on Neil Handasyde. Neil grew up in Mount Barker on a sheep property with his 3 older sisters and 4 older brothers. His eldest brother, …, , , Helen Newmanabj profile str summer-20 bus-mgthelen-newman
Profile: Portland Strawberries – A Charcoal Rot success story Bolwarra, VictoriaThis is an article is a grower profile about Portland Strawberries and their success with tackling charcoal rot. In 2017, the Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Committee (VSIDC) funded a project …, , , , , Angela Atkinsonabj profile disease innovate-tech str winter-20 bus-mgt ipdmangela-atkinson
Profile: Rainberry Farm, TasmaniaThis article is a profile on Rainberry Farm in Tasmania. Located in Forcett in southern Tasmania, Rainberry is a collaboration between Ken Rainsford, Lauren Meredith and Andrew Bell from Mountain …, , , Mark Salterabj aut-23 profile rub bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Richard Winspear, Berried in TasThis article is a profile on Richard Winspear. Richard explains climate and access to water were the main reasons for establishing a berry business in the Carrick area. Richard purchased …, , Mark Salterabj autumn-22 profile bus-mgtmark-salter
Profile: Roly & Jemma Mackinnon, Mountford Berries, TasmaniaThis is an article profiling Roly & Jemma Mackinnon from Mountford Berries in Tasmania. Roly and his family run a mixed farming enterprise at Longford in the states’ north. Roly …, , Mark Salterprofile rub sum-22 bus-mgt abjmark-salter
Profile: SA Organic Strawberries Lobethal, South AustraliaThis article is profile on SA Organic Strawberries Lobethal, South Australia. Plamen studied agronomy at the Agricultural University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, before specialising in organic farming,through undertaking a Master of …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj profile spring-20 str bus-mgtangela-atkinson
Profile: The Clark Family – Both Growers & ProcessorsThis is an article is profile about the Clark Family, growers & processors in Tasmania. Richard Clark is a second-generation berry farmer. He was raised on the family farm, Lanoma …, , , Claire McCroryabj profile rub winter-20 bus-mgtclaire-mccrory
Profile: The Crolla Family – A chance meeting changes the whole family’s livesThis is an article is a profile about the Crolla Family and a chance meeting that changed the whole family’s lives. The Crolla family are English-Italian immigrants who migrated to …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb profile winter-20 bus-mgtmelinda-simpson
Profile: Tony O’Connell Something from the Ground BlueberriesThis article is profile about Tony O’Connell. Blueberry grower Tony O’Connell reflects on his lessons learned during the establishment of the family farm and adopting organic and biological growing principles., , , , abj bb bus-mgt profile winter-20
Profile: Vince Ngo, Russell Road Farm: A rising star in WA strawberry productionThis article is a profile on Vince Ngo, Russell Road Farm: A rising star in WA strawberry production. Vince’s family originally grew tomatoes in Kingsway north of Perth before the …, , , Helen Newmanabj profile spr-22 str bus-mgthelen-newman
Profile: Western Berry Company, Western AustraliaThis article is a profile on Western Berry Company. Regans Ford, with its Mediterranean growing climate, is 110km north of Perth and around 35km inland from the coast. It receives …, , , Helen Newmanabj autumn-22 bb profile bus-mgthelen-newman
Project Update: Expanding crop protectants for blueberry rustThis article is about a project Update: Expanding crop protectants for blueberry rust. The project specifically addresses issues of current concern for the Blueberry organic sector, but findings will also …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease spring-20 ipdmmelinda-simpson
Protected Cropping in PolytunnelsThis article is about Protected Cropping in Polytunnels. The use of polytunnels on a commercial scale for berry production is now a more cost-effective option than it has previously been. …, , , Mark Salterabj growing-systems rub summer-21mark-salter
Qld Fruit Fly Host ChecklistPublished by Agriculture Victoria, NSW DPI and PIRSA This guide highlights the potential host plants of Qfly as part of the Tri State Fruit Fly ProgramAgriculture Victoria, NSW DPI, PIRSApest ipdmagriculture-victoria nsw-dpi pirsa
Queensland Berry Industry Pre-season Prep ‘n’ Party event — StanthorpeThis article is about the Queensland Berry Industry Pre-season Prep ‘n’ Party event in Stanthorpe. Following on from the positive feedback received from the Prep ‘n’ Party event held on …, , Jen Rowlingabj industry spr-22jen-rowling
Queensland Berry Pre-season Prep ‘n’ Party eventThis article is about The Queensland Strawberry Growers’ Association (QSGA) are not proceeding with the Annual Dinner & Awards night in 2022. The half day event was comprised of two …, , Suzette Argentabj str winter-22suzette-argent
Queensland berry producers learn from desert expertsThis is an article about Queensland berry producers learning from desert experts. A delegation of horticultural producers including berry growers from Queensland’s Granite Belt have recently returned from a study …, , , , , , , Bron Fordabj climate growing-systems industry innovate-tech irrigation nutrient-management summer-19bron-ford
Queensland fruit fly surveillanceThis article is about Queensland fruit fly surveillance. One surveillance tool involves attracting a pest to a trap for monitoring purposes (counting or observing). If a pest is detected early …, , , Bronwyn Kollabj pest spring-21 str ipdmbronwyn-koll
Queensland Strawberries Annual Dinner & Awards ’21This article is about Queensland Strawberries Annual Dinner & Awards ’21. The Events Centre in Caloundra was where it was all happening on Saturday 30 October for the 2021 Queensland …, , Suzette Argentabj str summer-21suzette-argent
Queensland Strawberries’ winter season-saving gamble pays offThis article is about Queensland Strawberries’ winter season-saving gamble pays off. As the dust settled on the end of this years’ winter strawberry season, Queensland Strawberry Growers’ Association (QSGA) President, …, , , Jane Richterabj str summer-21 workforcejane-richter
Queensland Strawberry farmer wins Australian Organic Farmer of the YearThis article is about a Queensland Strawberry farmer winning the Australian Organic Farmer of the Year. Growing consistently high-quality fresh produce in today’s challenging climate is definitely part science and …, , Jane Richterabj aut-23 strjane-richter
Queensland strawberry industry celebrates in styleThis article is about Queensland strawberry industry celebrates in style. Just under 200 growers and industry supporters got dressed up and attended the event which was challenged by a number …, , Bron Fordabj str summer-20bron-ford
Raising Awareness of Nutrition and Berry Benefits with Healthcare ProfessionalsThis is an article about raising awareness of nutrition and berry benefits with healthcare professionals. In February 2022, Nutrition Research Australia (NRAUS) kicked off a 2-year strategic levy investment project, …, , , , Jutta Wrighthort-innovation industry marketing nutrient-management sum-22 abjjutta-wright
Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing Campaign UpdateThis article is about Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing Campaign Update. The new year is upon us and so too is the new raspberry and blackberry marketing program. With a strong …, , , Belinda Van Schaikabj autumn-21 marketing rubbelinda-van-schaik
Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing Snapshot — 2018/19This is an article about a snapshot into Raspberry & Blackberry Marketing for 2018/19. Increasing the domestic per capita consumption of raspberries and blackberries by 40 per cent by 2021, …, , , , , Olivia Greyabj hort-innovation market-data marketing rub summer-19olivia-grey
Raspberry rescue – increasing storage life with SO2 sheetsThis is an article about Raspberry rescue increasing storage life with SO2 sheets. Fresh raspberries are surely one of the most perishable of all fruit. Before new varieties became available …, , , , Dr Jenny Ekmanabj autumn-20 postharvest rub supply-chaindr-jenny-ekman
RB21000 Raspberry & Blackberry Integrated Pest Management UpdateThe real fun has started in the ‘Raspberry & Blackberry Integrated Pest Management (RB21000)’ project with flower powered plantings and crop surveys happening this summer and autumn. Tasmanian Institute of …, , , , Dr Hasan Rahmani, Dr Saleh Adnan, Dr Stephen Quarrell, Michele Buntainabj autumn-24 beneficials ipdm rubdr-hasan-rahmani dr-saleh-adnan dr-stephen-quarrell michele-buntain
RB21002 – Alternative growing media for hydroponic Rubus productionThis is an article about an alternative growing media for hydroponic Rubus production. Alternative growing media for hydroponic Rubus production – a desktop review – was commissioned in response to …, , , Dr Doris Blaesinggrowing-systems innovate-tech rub sum-22 abjdr-doris-blaesing
RB22001 Strengthening the sustainability of Rubus productionIn a mission to develop a long-term sustainability program for the Rubus industry, Lifecycles are embarking on a life cycle assessment (LCA) project aimed at generating comprehensive information and metrics …, , , Gabriella Hooper, Marguerite Renoufabj autumn-24 rub sustainabilitygabriella-hooper marguerite-renouf
Recent advances in shelf-life extension for the rubus and blueberry growersThis is an article about the recent advances in shelf-life extension for the rubus and blueberry growers. Current supply chains focus heavily on cool chain management to preserve fruit quality. …, , , Nha Huynhabj autumn-20 rub supply-chainnha-huynh
Recovery & Resilience: A Berries Australia & Hort360 ProjectThis article is about Recovery & Resilience: A Berries Australia & Hort360 Project. It is no secret that we live in a volatile and changing climate, and that the last …, , , John Hayabj aut-23 climate industryjohn-hay
Recovery & Resilience: Hort360 Better BusinessThis article is about Hort360 Better Business modules assisting with farm business recovery & resilience. There are so many factors that growers have to consider these days above and beyond …, , , , John Hayabj bus-mgt industry innovate-tech win-23john-hay
Red leaf disorderThis is an article is about Red leaf disorder and how it is affecting strawberry plants. Red leaf is a disorder that affects strawberry plants. Signs of the disorder include …, , , abj disease str winter-20 ipdm
Red leaf disorder 2020 farm survey updateThis article is about Red leaf disorder 2020 farm survey update. Plants exhibiting RLD are usually undersized with reduced vigour and reduction in yield. To better understand the threat RLD …, , , Clinton Buck, Joanna Kristoffersen, Madeline Betts, Michelle Paynterabj disease str winter-21 ipdmclinton-buck joanna-kristoffersen madeline-betts michelle-paynter
Red Leaf Disorder-knowledge through Field Surveys in South East QueenslandKey data about Red Leaf Disorder has been collected on farms across SEQ for the last 3 seasons (2020-2021-2022). There are significant differences in the incidence of RLD between varieties. …, , , Joanna Gillespie, Ky Mathews, Michelle Paynterabj disease spr-23 str ipdmjoanna-gillespie ky-mathews michelle-paynter
Redberry mite unpackedThis article is about Redberry mite. In the last three years blackberry production has catapulted into the Australian berry category, more than quadrupling production to over 1,400 tonnes. Running alongside …, , , Dr Stephen Quarrell, Michele Buntainabj pest rub summer-20 ipdmdr-stephen-quarrell michele-buntain
Reducing fertiliser costs with composts and manures in strawberry and other cropsThis article is about Reducing fertiliser costs with composts and manures in strawberry and other crops. Australian crop producers will soon be able to better calculate the release of nutrients …, , , David Riches, David Rowlings, Dr Scott Mattner, Ian Porterabj autumn-22 nutrient-management strdavid-riches david-rowlings dr-scott-mattner ian-porter
Reducing reliance on chemical control of fruit fly in blueberries: A Case Study from Smart Berries, Crows Nest, QueenslandControlling fruit fly has been a persistent challenge for blueberry cultivators in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. This article describes the steps taken to manage Queensland Fruit Fly on …, , , , Wendy Morrisabj autumn-24 bb ipdm pestwendy-morris
Reducing the risk of Red Drupelet Reversion (RDR)This is an article about reducing the risk of Red Drupelet Reversion (RDR). Rubus researcher and recent University of Tasmania graduate, Dr Max Edgley, has published his latest article in …, , , Claire McCroryabj disease rub summer-19 ipdmclaire-mccrory
Regional Tech Hub: Choosing the right internet technology for your propertyThere are many internet and connectivity technology types available depending on where you live and how you want to use the internet. These include fixed wireless, satellite, mobile broadband and …, Regional Tech Hubbus-mgt innovate-techregional-tech-hub
Replanting blueberries: things to consider to prevent erosion and sediment lossThis article is about Replanting blueberries: things to consider to prevent erosion and sediment loss. Soil is essentially a non-renewable resource because it erodes faster than it forms. In NSW, …, , , , , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb climate irrigation nutrient-management soil spring-21melinda-simpson
Research demonstrates not so sweet berries under high temperatures on the Sunshine CoastThis article is about sugar content in berries under high temperatures on the Sunshine Coast. The quality of strawberry is strong related to the levels of sugars, acids and volatiles …, , Christopher Menzelabj autumn-22 strchristopher-menzel
Research maps blueberry quality after harvestThis article is about research mapping blueberry quality after harvest. An electronic tongue is one of the tools being used as part of an Honours research project looking at the …, , , Brigid Vealeabj bb postharvest spring-21brigid-veale
Researching native flies as pollinators of blueberriesThis article is about researching native flies as pollinators of blueberries. A lack of insect pollinators during flowering is often the cause of poor berry formation and fewer marketable fruit …, , , , David Cookabj beneficials bb pollination summer-20 ipdmdavid-cook
Rethink packaging design: use less, use longer and use againThis article is about rethinking packaging design. The change is being driven by consumers who want to see circular packaging that has designed out waste, is reusable, incorporates recycled content, …, , , , , , , Nerida Keltonabj autumn-22 industry innovate-tech plastic supply-chain sustainability wastenerida-kelton
Rising berry starsThis article is about rising berry stars. Sales volume of Blackberries has grown by 102.9% in the last year, but slightly less in value terms up by 92.0%, indicating a …, , abj rub spring-20
Robot Harvesting at Burlington Berries, TasmaniaThis article is about robotic harvesting at Burlington Berries in Tasmania. If you visit Burlington Berries during strawberry harvest, you will more than likely see a fleet of 16 Dogtooth …, , , Mark Salterabj innovate-tech str win-23mark-salter
RUB-Australian Horticulture’s latest Nuffield Scholar is destined for great thingsAn interview with the latest Australia Nuffield Scholar in November 2023 – Kirsty Dickenson from Costa Berries based in Northdown on the central northern coast of Tasmania., , Jane Richterabj rub sum-23jane-richter
RUB-Berry Growers Field DayRubus Berry growers gathered at the Cressy Research farm Tasmania on 18 October 2023 to hear from a range of speakers on Integrated Pest Management, optimal sprayer setup and the …, , , , , , , abj beneficials chemicals disease ipdm pest rub sum-23
Rubus Propagation ResearchThis article is about Rubus Propagation Research. In recent years, Rubus propagation has moved out of the ground and into the greenhouse driven by more intensive production systems and the …, , , Michele Buntainabj autumn-21 propagation rubmichele-buntain
Rubus SARP Overview – Pest & Disease PrioritiesThis article is a Rubus SARP Overview. Rubus pests and diseases are prioritised as high, moderate and low based on industry consultation plus desktop audit and review. The SARP ranking …, , , , Ian Coverabj autumn-21 disease pest rub ipdmian-cover
SARP explainedThis article is about explaining SARP. Each industry’s SARP report assists in directing ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of and access to effective chemical controls for the industries, to …, , , Jane Richterabj autumn-21 chemicals industry ipdmjane-richter
Scams affecting the Agriculture SectorThis is an article about how scams are affecting the Agriculture Sector. The ACCC’s Scamwatch has observed a rise in agriculture scams since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the 2021 …, , Jane Richterindustry innovate-tech sum-22 abjjane-richter
Screening strawberry varieties for resistance to powdery mildewThis article is about screening strawberry varieties for resistance to powdery mildew. The Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) has recently completed 2 years of powdery mildew resistance screenings of current …, , , Apollo Gomezabj autumn-21 disease str ipdmapollo-gomez
Seasonal Worker Program: a winning formula for industryThis article is about Seasonal Worker Program. The Australian Government’s Seasonal Worker Program assists employers in the agriculture and accommodation sectors to fill employment gaps unable to be met by …, , , Bronwyn Ford, Claire McCroryabj industry winter-20 workforcebronwyn-ford claire-mccrory
Securing Raspberry PollinationThis article is about securing raspberry pollination. In raspberries, self-pollination can take place without the help of insects but is usually limited to the outer stigmas that receive pollen passively …, , , , Jonathan Finch, Michele Buntain, Stephen Quarrellabj beneficials pollination rub spr-22 ipdmjonathan-finch michele-buntain stephen-quarrell
Serviced Supply Chains: StrawberriesThis article is a about decision making in serviced supply chains and how it pertains to Strawberries. Despite Australia’s proximity to key export markets, consistently delivering high quality fruit and …, , , , Jodie Campbellabj export str supply-chain win-23jodie-campbell
Sexy strawberries — the future of strawberry breedingThis article is about the future of strawberry breeding. When working closely with a product it is easy to become biased. Stepping away and checking in with real-world consumers can …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connor, Philippa Lyons, Simoné Mollerabj breeding str winter-22jodi-neal katie-oconnor philippa-lyons simone-moller
Silicon for strawberries – A summary of research findingsSilicon is an available nutrient for all plants grown in soil, with its content in plant tissue ranging from 0.1% – 10%. Silicon is a major inorganic constituent in plants, …, RMCGnutrient-management strrmcg
Smart Farming Guide for HorticultureThis article is about a Smart Farming Guide for Horticulture. Australian horticultural industries are facing increased challenges with climate variability, supply chain reliability and labour shortages. While no single measure …, , , , , , Henry Hyde, Liam Southam-Rogersabj aut-23 bus-mgt climate energy industry innovate-techhenry-hyde liam-southam-rogers
Social License in HorticultureThis presentation by the team at Southern Cross University explores the concept of Social License in Horticulture., Annie O’Shannessy, Associate Professor David Lloyd, Dr. Hanabeth Lukebus-mgt social-licenseannie-oshannessy associate-professor-david-lloyd dr-hanabeth-luke
Soil and Water Management Practices for Blueberry growers in Northern NSWDecember 2008 These best management practice guidelines have been developed to guide new and existing blueberry growers in northern NSW. The focus is primarily on natural resource management (NRM) issues …, , Greig Ireland, Philip Wilkbb irrigation soilgreig-ireland philip-wilk
Soil health in blueberriesThis article is about importance of soil health in blueberries. The term ‘soil health’ gets used a lot and there is always agreement that it is important, but the term …, , , Kevin Quinlanabj bb nutrient-management win-23kevin-quinlan
Soilless mixes – what’s important and why?This is an article about soilless mixes and what’s important and why. The ability to monitor substrate nutritional and moisture status in almost real time is challenging traditional substrate theory. …, , , , Aileen Reidindustry innovate-tech irrigation nutrient-management sum-22 abjaileen-reid
Soilless mixes — what’s important and why?This article is about Soilless mixes — what’s important and why? Useful information for protected cropping environments and substrate alternatives., , , , Aileen Reidabj growing-systems industry nutrient-management spr-22aileen-reid
Spot and blotch diseases of Rubus in AustraliaThis is an article is about Spot and blotch diseases of Rubus in Australia. In early 2020, the Victorian Blackberry Task Force, in conjunction with Berries Australia and Australian Rubus …, , , Dr Robin Adairabj disease rub winter-20 ipdmdr-robin-adair
Spotted Wing Drosophila management: what changes would you need to make?This article is about Spotted Wing Drosophila. The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is not found in Australia, although it now has a large distribution around the globe. In this article …, , , Dr Jessica Lyeabj industry pest winter-20 ipdmdr-jessica-lye
Spotted wing drosophila: What would management look like?This article is about Spotted wing drosophila. It is termed an ‘emergency plant pest’ of soft fruit industries in Australia. This means that detection of spotted wing drosophila in Australia …, , , Dr Jessica Lyeabj industry pest summer-20 ipdmdr-jessica-lye
Spotted wing drosophila: Exploring biological controlThis article is about Spotted wing drosophila. Management overseas follows an integrated approach, with a heavy focus on cultural controls. However, biological control would also be an important element of …, , , , Dr Jessica Lyeabj autumn-21 biosecurity disease industry ipdmdr-jessica-lye
Spotted wing drosophila: go-to preparedness resources for time-poor advisorsThis article is about spotted wing drosophila. Are you an agronomist, field entomologist, biosecurity officer, industry development manager, or just generally a really popular go-to font of knowledge for your …, , , Jessica Lyeabj industry pest summer-20 ipdmjessica-lye
Spotted wing drosophila: the overseas experience & tips to stay a step aheadThis is an article about spotted wing drosophila the overseas experience & tips to stay a step ahead. In a review headed by Plant and Food Research – Australia, the …, , , , Jessica Lyeabj autumn-20 industry ipdm pestjessica-lye
Spotted Wing Drosophila: what is being done to prepare?This is an article about Spotted Wing Drosophila and what is being done to prepare. This update provides information from the following projects that are funded by Hort Innovation using …, , , , Jessica Lyeabj autumn-20 industry ipdm pestjessica-lye
Spotted Wing Drosophila: where will this world citizen make its next travel destination?This is an article about spotted wing Drosophila in the soft fruit industries. The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a global pest of soft fruit industries and the subject of …, , , , Francesca Noakes, Jessica Lyeabj disease hort-innovation industry summer-19 ipdmfrancesca-noakes jessica-lye
Status update of Blueberry Rust in TasmaniaThis article is about status update of Blueberry Rust in Tasmania. Blueberry rust (Thekopsora minima) is a fungal disease of blueberries which causes extensive fruit and leaf lesions, defoliation and …, , , Ian Cover, Michael Tarbathabj autumn-21 bb disease ipdmian-cover michael-tarbath
Strawberries – not a host of Mediterranean fruit flyMedfly is a pest of quarantine concern and strawberry is regulated by some markets as a host of medfly, requiring postharvest treatment to access those markets. Within Australia for domestic …, DAFWApest str ipdmdafwa
Strawberries: Growing the Crop in Western AustraliaGrowing strawberries as a commercial crop needs attention to detail to achieve the best results. The information in this factsheet, as prepared by the Strawberry Growers Association of Western Australia, …Aileen Reidstraileen-reid
Strawberry Café: Online series for controlled environment enthusiasts & other protected cropping resourcesStrawberry Café is an online information exchange and discussion group that meets monthly to discuss controlled environment strawberry production issues. This article also presents other useful resources for protected cropping …, , , Helen Newmanabj autumn-24 growing-systems strhelen-newman
Strawberry growers to receive targeted climate informationThis is an article about Strawberry growers to receive targeted climate information. Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) is a national project involving the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and FarmLink Research, …, , , Helen Newmanabj aut-23 climate strhelen-newman
Strawberry Innovation Grower Profile – John Hasan: Wandin, VictoriaJohn Hasan is a second generation strawberry grower, whose family has been growing strawberries and other produce in Wandin since the 1930s. John is also the Chairman of the Victorian …, RMCGprofile str bus-mgtrmcg
Strawberry Innovation Grower Profile – Paul Mancarella – Silvan, VictoriaPaul Mancarella has been growing strawberries in Silvan, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley for 43 years, in rich red soil, among gently rolling hills. The hilly nature of the Silvan area …, RMCGprofile str bus-mgtrmcg
Strawberry Innovation Grower Profile – Simon Dornauf: Hillwood BerriesThe Dornauf family has farmed in the Meander Valley, north of Launceston, for three generations. Their involvement with berries began 30 years ago, when Simon’s father, Robin, began growing raspberries …, RMCGprofile str bus-mgtrmcg
Strawberry Innovation Grower Profile – Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, VicThe Gallace family have been farming at Sunny Ridge since 1964, but in the last couple of years Sunny Ridge has transitioned from a family run business to a professional …, RMCGprofile str bus-mgtrmcg
Strawberry Innovation Grower Profile – Vanessa and Brenton Sherry: Harvest the FleurieuVanessa and Brenton Sherry have been growing strawberries commercially for a number of years in South Australia. The family began Kuitpo Forest Strawberries in 1999, servicing the Adelaide Produce Market …, RMCGprofile str bus-mgtrmcg
Strawberry Market Access UpdateThis article is about the Strawberry Market Access Update. Strawberries are Australia’s 8th largest fruit export by value and 11th largest by volume (2018-2019 Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook). Between 2009 …, , , , Jenny Van de Meebergabj autumn-21 export market-data strjenny-van-de-meeberg
Strawberry root and crown rot disease survey 2005-2006Reports of unusually high numbers of plant deaths in strawberry crops from growers in Western Australia prompted a survey to identify the cause. Plant and oil samples were taken from …, Dennis Phillips, Hossein Golzardisease str ipdmdennis-phillips hossein-golzar
Strawberry runner production on display at JCLM FarmingReport from Fruit Growers Tasmania and Berries Australia strawberry runner field day held in February 2023 at JCLM Farming Pty Ltd, who operate an 80ha farm at Ouse in Tasmania’s …, , , Mark Salterabj propagation str sum-23mark-salter
Strawberry seasonal plant outlook and propagator summaryThis is an article about Strawberry seasonal plant outlook and propagator summary. The supply of strawberry plants, both bare root runners and seedling plugs, for winter fruit production was challenging …, , , , Bron Fordabj autumn-20 nurseries propagation strbron-ford
Strawberry Strategic Agrichemical Review Process SummaryThis article is about Strawberry Strategic Agrichemical Review Process Summary. Strawberry industry representatives, including growers, researchers and agronomists, met on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 to discuss the report from the …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-21 chemicals str ipdmangela-atkinson
Switching from eradication to management of Varroa destructorSince Varroa destructor was detected in NSW in June 2022, 15 pollination dependent industries, the honey bee industry and the Commonwealth and state and territory governments have worked together to …, , , , Angela Atkinsonabj ipdm pest pollination sum-23angela-atkinson
Tackling Food Waste-Oz Group Co-op’s Third Grade Fruit ManagementIn this article we look at the utilisation of a familiar waste product found on all berry farms; third grade fruit and how this is being managed by the largest …, , , , abj bus-mgt food spr-23 waste
Tasmania: Berry Sprayer Field DayThis is an article about the Tasmania Berry Sprayer Field Day. With Blueberry rust declared endemic in Tasmania and mandatory control restrictions on Blueberry rust now lifted, a number of …, , , , Mark Salterabj aut-23 bb chemicals industry ipdmmark-salter
Tasmania: Pre-Season Berry Field Day 2022This is an article about the Tasmania pre-season berry field day. Fruit Growers Tasmania and Berries Australia held a berry field day at “Berried in Tas” at Carrick on Friday …, , Mark Salterdisease industry sum-22 ipdm abjmark-salter
The ABGA is funding a major marketing program – please contribute your shareThis article is about The ABGA is funding a major marketing program. Why should I pay the voluntary levy? The voluntary levies fund all of the essential activities that contribute …, , abj bb winter-21
The ABGA is funding a major marketing & export program – please contribute your shareThis article is about the ABGA funding a major marketing & export program. How much levy do I have to pay? For this year standard levies are $0.07/kg fruit sold. …, , , , abj autumn-22 bb export marketing
The Beerenberg Family Farm, Hahndorf, South AustraliaThis article is profile on The Beerenberg Family Farm. The Beerenberg Family Farm in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills is a family owned and run business, nearly 200 years in …, , , Angela Atkinsonabj profile industry winter-21 bus-mgtangela-atkinson
The causes of blueberry fruit rejectionsThis is an article is about the causes of blueberry fruit rejections. Effective disease management plays a crucial role for growers and supply chain partners in producing high-quality fruit. Blueberries …, , , Ebony Faichneyabj autumn-20 disease supply-chain ipdmebony-faichney
The challenges of reusing and recycling coir substrateThis article is about reusing and recycling coir substrate in protected cropping. International sea freight costs are currently at double the price they were a year ago, and there are …, , , Mark Salterabj industry innovate-tech winter-22mark-salter
The Common Good triumphs over COVID-19This article is about COVID-19., , , Jane Richterabj crisis spring-20 str bus-mgtjane-richter
The Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed and Owner Reimbursement CostsThis article is about the emergency plant pest response deed and owner reimbursement costs. The Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD or ‘the Deed’) is a formal, legally binding agreement …, , , , Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-21 crisis industry pest bus-mgt ipdmangela-atkinson
The future of berries: Are we doing enough to meet technology half-way?This article is a summary of a BerryQuest 2022 presentation by Jesse Reader, Commercial Manager for Ag Technology & Innovation at Costa Group. The future of berries: Are we doing …, , , Jen Rowlingabj aut-23 bqi innovate-techjen-rowling
The future’s bright, the future’s blushRecent food trials conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) have centered on food neophobia, the hesitancy to try new or novel foods. Understanding consumer sentiment is crucial …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connor, Nat Ivanova, Philippa Lyonsabj autumn-24 breeding strjodi-neal katie-oconnor nat-ivanova philippa-lyons
The impact of planting timing on yield in south-east QueenslandThis article is about the impact of planting timing on yield in south-east Queensland., , , Christopher Menzelabj spring-20 str summer-20christopher-menzel
The nbn® network – empowering Australian farmsConnectivity solutions to support Australian agriculture are available almost anywhere and the nbn® network is one part of the solution. Prioritise and invest first in the things that keep you …, , , Robert Hardieabj autumn-24 bus-mgt innovate-techrobert-hardie
THE NEW GO-TO FUNGICIDEThis article is about the new go-to Fungicide. MIRAVIS PRIME is a new fungicide recently registered by the APVMA for control of botrytis in all berry crops, with additional control …, , abj chemicals winter-21 ipdm
The potential effect of flower shape on pollination success in blueberryThis article is about the potential effect of flower shape on pollination success in blueberry. Could the shape or morphology of a flower be important to the attraction of a …, Dr Sophie Parks, Leanne Davis, Madlen Kratz, Melinda Simpsonpollination spring-21 ipdm abjdr-sophie-parks leanne-davis madlen-kratz melinda-simpson
The relationship between yield and strawberry runner characteristicsThe productivity of strawberry is dependent on the supply of high-quality nursery plants. The effect of runner characteristics on the yields of plants in south-east Queensland was investigated. Yields were …, , , Christopher Menzelabj propagation spr-23 strchristopher-menzel
The retail landscape in Singapore, Hong Kong & Dubai: Opportunities for Australian berry growersThis Market Tour was funded through the project ‘Joint berry export trade development (MT20004) which is a strategic levy investment under the Hort Innovation Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry and Blackberry …, , Angela Atkinsonabj autumn-24 exportangela-atkinson
The Road to Business DiversificationFor some growers, a single variety of a single crop is enough – enough income, enough effort, enough risk! Some others, like SSS Strawberries and Tinaberries based in the Bundaberg …, , , Wendy Morrisabj bus-mgt str sum-23wendy-morris
The role of trust and social identity on farmers’ intentions to report suspected emergency disease outbreakThis article is about the role of trust and social identity on farmers’ intentions to report suspected emergency disease outbreak. Early reporting of suspected emergency disease outbreaks is important for …, , , Katie Scuttabj autumn-22 crisis industry bus-mgtkatie-scutt
The true cost of poor qualityThis article is about the true cost of poor quality. A consumer recently sent the ABGA a photo highlighting their dismay at being charged $6.50 for a punnet of low-quality …, , Rachel Mackenzieabj bb spr-22rachel-mackenzie
The use of heat in horticulture for pest and disease controlHeat, as hot water, has been used for many years in horticulture to control or eliminate various pests and diseases, particularly in bulb crops for the elimination of nematodes. This …, , , , Aileen Reidabj disease pest str sum-23 ipdmaileen-reid
The Victorian Strawberry Industry Certification Authority: The story of healthy runnersThis is an article about The Victorian Strawberry Industry Certification Authority and the story of healthy runners. The Victorian Strawberry Industry Certification Authority Inc. (VSICA) is an independent body that …, , , , , abj autumn-20 breeding nurseries propagation str
Think you know the dam rules?This is an article is about knowing the current regulations pertaining to your dam. The NSW state independent water regulator has found that in the Coffs area, most of the …, , , abj autumn-20 bb irrigation
Three continent raspberry rort exposed by ReutersThis article is about Three continent raspberry rort exposed by Reuters. In January 2017, Chilean Customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistle-blower: The country’s prized crop of raspberries …, , Dave Sherwoodabj rub summer-20dave-sherwood
Timorese women in Australian agricultureThis article is about Timorese women in Australian agriculture. Managing Director Kate Sutherland welcomed the diversity of skills and nationalities that SWP employees introduced to her business and said her …, , Ann Robinsabj rub summer-21ann-robins
Tinaberries, Bundaberg: Tina shares her agritourism experience and insightsThis article is profile about Tinaberries. In my travels this year I have come across several farms doing pick-your own strawberries and dabbling in agritourism as an extension to the …, , , , Suzette Argentabj bus-mgt profile spring-21 strsuzette-argent
Tips & tricks on managing Botrytis in blueberriesThis article is about tips & tricks on managing Botrytis in blueberries. Botrytis causes blossom blight during the flowering period, & fruit rot during post harvest handling and storage. Infections …, , , Melinda Simpsonabj bb disease winter-20 ipdmmelinda-simpson
To plant or not to plant: Managing the risk of strawberry fumigant phytotoxicityThe VSIDC are currently funding research by VSICA Research to develop tests for measuring fumigants in soil so that growers know when it is safe to plant their crops. Researchers …, , , , , Dr Dylan McFarlane, Dr Scott Mattnerabj chemicals disease ipdm spr-23 strdr-dylan-mcfarlane dr-scott-mattner
Track more, worry less – Next level traceability for Australian berriesThis article is about the next level of traceability for Australian berries. So far, manual and paper-based processes such as spreadsheets, have been sufficient in tracking products to some degree. …, , , Melanie Wishartabj autumn-22 industry innovate-techmelanie-wishart
Transitioning to protected cropping – Costs and BenefitsThis information was developed by Karl McIntosh for the Strawberry Innovation project (August 2018). Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry (BS15002, BS15003 and BS15004), , Karl McIntoshbus-mgt growing-systems strkarl-mcintosh
True Blue Certification: Fair Farms all the wayThis article is about Fair Farms certification. Boosting the horticulture industry’s reputation is a priority for growers who undertake Fair Farms certification. Delivered and developed by Growcom, the Fair Farms …, , , , Marsha Aralarabj industry labour-law spring-21 workforcemarsha-aralar
Understanding viral disinformation in food and agricultureAgriFutures Australia hosted a webinar on 3 July 2023 led by Sarah Nolet from consultancy firm Tenacious Ventures, to provide a better understanding of a new challenge facing food and …, , , , Jane Richterabj bus-mgt industry innovate-tech sum-23jane-richter
Unravelling the mixed messages of sustainability in agricultureThis article is about unravelling the mixed messages of sustainability in agriculture. As part of the 2019 round of On Prime, CSIRO’s research entrepreneurship program, we interviewed people working in …, , , Dr Alan Woodley, Jane Trindall, Richi Nayak, Zoe Mellickabj industry innovate-tech winter-20dr-alan-woodley jane-trindall richi-nayak zoe-mellick
Update from the Australian Strawberry Breeding ProgramThis article is about update from the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program. The aim of the Australian Strawberry Breeding Program (ASBP) is to breed varieties that are specially adapted to Australia’s …, , , Jodi Neal, Katie O’Connorabj breeding str summer-21jodi-neal katie-oconnor
Urban plant biosecurity: Understanding the opportunities to better safeguard primary industriesThis article is about Urban plant biosecurity. Exotic plant pest transmission pathways are often closely associated with the movement of people or products, with major Ports of Entry being, in …, , , Dr Jessica Lye