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  • 2015 Grower Achievement Award

    The AVG's Grower Achievement Award is Sponsored by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers Are you a vegetable grower representing the spirit of excellence in our industry? Do you know a grower operation that is innovative and stands above the rest? It's easy to submit a nomination; fill out the form ...

  • Australian Growers directed to certified laboratories

    Grain growers are encouraged to make sure that the soil testing laboratory they use in coming months is certified to conduct the test they require. This is one of the messages contained in a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) fact sheet Better Fertiliser Decisions for Crop Nutrition. Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) researcher Ross Brennan said soil ...

  • Soy Growers Push for Extension of Biodiesel Tax Credit

    The American Soybean Association (ASA) continues its efforts to secure an extension of the biodiesel tax credit, which expires again at the end of 2016.  While a “tax extenders” package had become an annual occurrence in Congress, changing dynamics have made it even more challenging and far less certain than past years. The tax package enacted in 2015 extended the biodiesel tax ...

  • Scottish Growers Face Basic EU Green Regime

    The Scottish Farmer reports this week that Scottish growers face only a ‘basic’ green regime and will not have a personalised version of the new EU greening rules in time for the next season. Instead, they will work within the basic framework for the next year until a local deal can be agreed. Under the reformed Common Agricultural Policy, ‘greening’ is the new ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • “Willy Wonka” of Vegetables to Inspire Aussie Vegetable Growers

    The ingenious mastermind behind several strange and wonderful varieties of watercress that resemble the taste of oysters, liquorice and citrus is set to join an exciting panel of speakers at an industry-first seminar next month. Dutch cultivator Rob Baan will provide highly-anticipated insight into his sustainable and innovative horticultural enterprise, Koppert Cress, at the 2014 Produce ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Grain storage advice for growers in central grainbelt

    Central grainbelt growers keen to improve their on-farm grain storage systems are invited to attend local workshops in April. Grain storage expert Ben White, of the Kondinin Group, will present and take questions at the following events supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC): April 6 (Sunday) - Mundaring (Mahogany Creek Tavern) – Grain storage facilities ...

  • Energy efficiency a key concern for vegetable growers

    As Australian vegetable growers continue to struggle under the weight of rising production costs, an energy audit report on the industry has taken a closer look at power consumption and efficiency. “Energy costs have practically doubled over the last decade, prompting the industry to take a closer look at the way facilities use energy, and to then use the report to identify ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Laser beams and robots to feature in veggie grower seminar

    Laser beams, robots and mid-air vegetable cultivation will be on the agenda for over 100 of the country’s leading vegetable growers at the 2015 Global Technologies in Horticulture Seminar to be held on Thursday 25 June at Jupiters Gold Coast. The Seminar aims to educate Australian growers on the futuristic technology they can employ on-farm, and builds on a highly successful series of ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Ohio State Guide to Weed Identification Available for Growers

    With spring planting soon to get underway, a new guide developed by an agronomist from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University is available to help growers identify weeds in order to manage them before they take over. The 2015 Ohio State University Guide to Weed Identification is now available for free as an iBook and can be downloaded ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Water Abstraction Pressures to Growers and Farmers in East Anglia

    Farmers Weekly reports on major challenges ahead for growers irrigating crops in East Anglia, as water abstraction pressure from the twin affects of a growing population and climate change increases.  Farmers must be allowed to play an active role in discussions about local water management, according to Jamie Lockhart, chairman of the Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractions Group ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Cucumber virus quarantine to be lifted for NT growers in 2016

    AUSVEG has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries that property quarantine for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) will be lifted next year.   “It is welcome news for growers that property quarantine put in place in the Northern Territory following the outbreak of CGMMV will be ...


    By AUSVEG

  • PureSense Commits to Assisting Growers Facing Drought Conditions

    California is facing a one of the worst droughts it has seen in the last 20 years.  This drought has the state and its farmers worried.  One company, however, is guaranteeing that it can help growers manage the drought. PureSense, a precision irrigation company, announced today that it is offering growers a money-back guarantee on its market-leading ...


    By PureSense Inc.

  • Costs put crunch on carrot growers’ profits

    Aussie carrot growers are experiencing tough financial conditions, similar to many other vegetable producers, as increasing costs drive falling returns, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The latest data illustrates that carrot growers’ returns, on average, have been falling since 2007-08. “This clearly shows that ...


    By AUSVEG

  • The French growers discovered the JENBACHER’s production factory

    Last May 20 and 21, Sébastien MARTIN and Claude GELARD DCT West - Delegation development business tertiary industry market, organised a trip to Jenbach in Austria. The purpose of travel was to visit the production factory of the GE's Jenbacher engines with fifteen of co-generation growers or cogeneration ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Participatory breeding program assists organic tomato growers

    Organic tomato production is growing rapidly in Midwestern states in the US, as evidenced by a USDA study that found certified organic tomato production increased more than 277% in the region from 2007-2011. The authors of a report in the September 2015 issue of HortScience say that to keep up with high consumer demand, organic tomato growers need to identify cultivars that are well-adapted to ...

  • Building capacity for and with sustainable palm oil growers

    With the UNFCCC COP21 going on in Paris, on the other side of the world in Bogor, Indonesia, Wetlands International and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are taking action to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by co-organising a workshop on for palm oil growers on "How to implement RSPO's Principles and Criteria in relation to peat". The workshop took place on 1st ...


    By Wetlands International

  • British Tomato Growers’ Association is a finalist in the Horticultural Oscars

    Yes, its awards season again and the BTGA is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2014 Grower of the Year Awards in the category ‘Best Consumer Marketing Campaign’.  Our application, along with all the other finalists, goes before the judges on 22 January and the winners will be revealed on 4th March at the awards ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in central ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • Rotating Trellis Boosts Profits for Blackberry Growers

    A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist developed a specialized trellis system to help blackberry growers boost profits. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia, developed a rotating cross-arm (RCA) trellis and cane-training system to help growers overcome environmental ...

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