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Australia’s Top End beef back in business

We want Northern Australia to grasp the opportunity of being a supplier of high quality food AN unheralded weekend appearance by the Prime Minister to cut the ribbon on Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) Livingstone Beef abattoir, south of Darwin, officially signals that the Top End is seriously back in the meat processing business. While Mr […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: Cattle, Northern Territory Tags: None

OVER 500,000 TRAYS OF MANGOES FLOOD THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET FROM THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

The good news for consumers is that there are lots of affordable mangoes in the supermarkets right now. The bad news for growers, is the average price has dropped below $30 a tray in some markets. The Northern Territory trucked over 536,000 trays of mangoes to markets around Australia last week, as the Darwin region […]

November 8th, 2014
Topic: Mangoes, Northern Territory, PRICES Tags: , , ,

Plant virus wiping out Northern Territory watermelon farms found in Katherine pumpkin crop

The virus which has ripped through a large part of the Northern Territory’s watermelon industry has been found in a pumpkin crop near Katherine. It’s a serious blow to both farmers and authorities who are trying to eradicate Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV). It was first detected in Australia last month and can be […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Northern Territory, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Pumpkins Tags: , , ,

MELON CROPS DEVASTATED IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY BECAUSE OF VIRUS

Katherine NT melon grower spends $1.5 million developing farm only to take huge hit from devastating CGMMV virus The outbreak of the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic virus (CGMMV) is devastating the Northern Territory melon industry. John Hedericks is one of a number of growers in the Katherine region who has had his farm quarantined and […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Melons, Northern Territory, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , ,

Northern Territory banana industry to be decimated with largest farm included in new Banana Freckle eradication zones

The Northern Territory is set to lose its largest banana farm under a new plan to eradicate the disease Banana Freckle. In a surprise announcement today, the NT Department of Primary Industry indicated it will implement the plan as recommended by a national biosecurity group. Under the plan anyone with banana trees in their backyard […]

October 12th, 2014
Topic: Bananas, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Northern Territory, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATES Tags: , , ,