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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: , , , , ,

LYCHEE SEASON IS IN FULL SWING IN QUEENSLAND WITH BUMPER CROPS

Photo: Kaimana lychees ready for packing. (Zara Margolis) Map: Yeppoon 4703 It’s harvest time for lychees on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast. Ian Groves and his family have been growing tropical fruit on their Bungundarra property since the early 1980s, including lychees, mangoes, and avocadoes. For the next eight or nine weeks, the Groves family, with the […]

December 19th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING, Lychees, Queensland Tags: , , , , , ,

FRUIT & VEGATABLES ARE ALIVE STILL AFTER HARVEST & ARE SENSATIVE TO CONDITIONS

THE LIGHT FACTOR IN KEEPING FRUIT & VEGETABLES FRESHER LONGER VEGETABLES and fruits are still alive when you eat them raw, so say US researchers. They are just like flowers who continue to be alive, at least for a while, even after you pluck them and place them in water in a vase, says Janet Braam, […]

September 5th, 2013
Topic: FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

COTTON HARVESTING VENTURE INSPIRED BY NEW BALE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Round bale technology inspires contract cotton picking venture 27 Mar, 2011 04:00 AM THE advent of state-of-the-art round bale cotton pickers in recent seasons has given a group of innovative growers on the Darling Downs the opportunity to join forces to form a sideline contract picking business.Dalby district producers, Steve McVeigh, Nathan Bradley, Mark Harms, […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: COTTON, HARVESTING, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , ,