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World’s smallest wine vintage since 1961 may spell good news for Aussie producers

The world may produce the least wine this year in half a century after small grape harvests in Italy, France and Spain, a global wine organisation said, forecasting higher prices for bulk and entry-level wine. That could spell good news for Australian producers, which had a solid year. The global 2017 vintage is estimated to slump 8.2 […]

October 25th, 2017
Topic: Grape vines, STATISTICS, WORLD SUPPLIES Tags: , , , , , , , ,

No food. No money. No hope without these unsung heroes

THEY’RE the unsung heroes with a hunger to feed millions of Aussies down on their luck. Bundaberg’s Trevor and Wendy Cross, Charleville’s Brian and Nerida Egan and Sydney’s Paula Zrilic are strangers united in a common goal – reducing a disturbing trend that’s eating into the lives of 3.6 million Australians every day. A Foodbank […]

October 15th, 2017
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, FOOD DRINK, FREE STUFF, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING, HELP ASSISTANCE, NATIONAL INTEREST, PENSIONS BENEFITS WELFARE, PEOPLE Tags: , , , , ,

Mice strike farms: ‘We’re not quite getting on top of the problem.’

Farmers in southern Australia are counting the cost of mouse control and damage this season, with baiting costs soaring up to $100,000 on one property and some farmers forced to resow crops three times. Some farmers have been forced to bait repeatedly in a bid to protect their crops, while crops in some paddocks have […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Canola, Canola, FARMING, PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Rodents, South Australia Tags: , , ,

Banana skincare, Qld flour company to expand into overseas markets

A far north Queensland farmer, who turns waste bananas into flour, skincare and cosmetics, has struck an international deal that will see his business expand globally. Rob Watkins got into the banana industry over 15 years ago, growing ladyfinger bananas, and soon realised the large amount of product not suitable for supermarkets. Natural Evolution Foods […]

July 6th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Bananas, FOOD DRINK, IMPORT EXPORT, MANUFACTURE PROCESSING, MARKETING PROMOS, Queensland, SUPERMARKETS, VIDEOS AUDIOS, WASTES DUMPS STORAGE Tags: , , ,

LettuceBot seek out & kills the plants/weeds farmers hate

Blue River Technology is currently servicing 10 percent of the American lettuce market with its smart machine dubbed LettuceBot.There is a one in 10 chance your American lettuce was operated on by a neural-network driven machine called LettuceBot. LettuceBot is made up of a number of modules containing a pair of cameras and an actuator […]

May 10th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, AUTOMATION, COMPUTERS IT, Lettuce, ROBOTS AUTOMATION Tags: , , , ,

Panama-infested Queensland banana bought out by Australian government

A Queensland banana farm ruined by the devastating Panama disease last year has been bought out. The Tully farm, owned by the Robson family, was the first Queensland property to be found with Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4), a soil-borne fungus which attacks banana plants. The Robson family signed off on a $4.5m buyout of […]

October 31st, 2016
Topic: Bananas, BUYOUTS AQUISITIONS TAKEOVERS, DISEASES, GOVERNMENT, Queensland, REAL ESTATE Tags: , , , , ,

This world global map chart shows Sweet Potatoes Harvested Area by Country

Interesting to see that China by far harvested the most sweet potatoes in the entire world. So view this info-graphic world map chart and see who does what in sweet potatoes world wide (Click above image to see an interactive chart/map) This chart shows Sweet Potatoes Harvested Area by Country. The sweet potato is a […]

September 25th, 2016
Topic: AGRICULTURE, CHARTS REPORTS STUDIES, DATA & INFORMATION, MAPS ZONES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATISTICS, Sweet Potatoes Tags: , , ,

Tomatoes Harvested Area by Country in this world map infograph

This chart shows Tomatoes Harvested Area by Country. The tomato is the edible, red fruit of Solanum lycopersicum,commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae.The species originated in Central and South America. The Nahuatl word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word “tomate”, from which the English word tomato originates. […]

August 21st, 2016
Topic: STATES COUNTRIES, STATISTICS, Tomatoes Tags: , , , , ,

The truth behind the avocado shortage: growers made ‘innocent mistake’

What’s behind the avocado price increase? Australia’s summer avocado supply shortage is largely the result of market manipulation to boost sales before Christmas, says Antony Allen, former chief executive of Avocados Australia. For weeks the avocado industry has blamed rain and bushfires for Australia’s summer shortage, which has seen wholesale prices double, retail prices spike to $7 […]

January 25th, 2016
Topic: Avocadoes, PRICES Tags: , , ,

Fruit and vegies: why do they cost so much, and who gets what? ORANGE CRISIS IN AUSTRALIA..!!

Fresh produce doing it tough Leading Valencia orange grower Tania Chapman discusses the factors that contribute to tough market conditions for Australia’s fresh produce producers. If you’ve ever wondered how much the farmer gets for the fruit you’re holding in your hand, orange growers want to tell you this summer they’re getting very little or […]

January 17th, 2016
Topic: Oranges Tags: , , ,