Citrus Australia

Exotic pest caught at customs

14-Dec-2016 A lime plant detected in the luggage of a passenger arriving in Australia from Bangladesh has been found heavily infested with live insects and an exotic bacterium that could decimate Australia’s $500 million dollar citrus industry.
Citrus Australia

Gayndah workshop to guide industry investment

14-Dec-2016 A workshop will be held in Gayndah on Friday, December 16, to identify growers’ views on goals and key challenges for citrus over the next five years. These will then be used to help develop a plan that guides the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) to invest the national citrus levy via the Strategic Investment Plan.
Citrus Australia

Robotics in spotlight at high-tech Citrus Forum

Robotics in spotlight at high-tech Citrus Forum 14-Dec-2016 Adoption of new technology is essential for the growth of the local citrus industry and Australian packers and growers will be exposed to the latest technical innovation at the Citrus Technical 2017 Forum and Field Day next March.
Citrus Australia

Citrus tree census and KCT export applications open now

25-Nov-2016 The citrus tree census opened on October 31 and Citrus Australia encourages all growers to complete it. Citrus Australia Market Information and Quality Manager, Nathan Hancock, says the tree census is a significant industry research tool.
Citrus Australia

Grower workshops on national levy investment priorities

25-Nov-2016 Workshops will be held in Mildura, Renmark and Gayndah in December to identify growers’ views on goals and key challenges for citrus over the next five years. These will then be used to help develop a plan that guides the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) to invest the national citrus levy via the Strategic Investment Plan.
Citrus Australia

Citrus Australia South Australia (CASAR) elects new committee

07-Nov-2016 Citrus Australia would like to congratulate Stuart Andrew, John Gallard and Simon Lehmann who have been elected to the CASAR committee, as well as Mark Doecke and Steve Burdette who were re-elected.
Citrus Australia

Citrus tree census now open

07-Nov-2016 The annual Citrus Tree Census (CTC) opens on November 1, giving growers the opportunity to record new plantings, top working or removal of trees completed since November last year.
Citrus Australia

Online export system for packing houses now open

07-Nov-2016 Citrus Australia has opened the online export system for packing houses.
Citrus Australia

Developing a fungicide resistance service for citrus packers

19-Oct-2016 A 12-month project aimed to develop a fungicide resistance service and provide resistance management advice/training for citrus packers has been completed.
Citrus Australia

Grower views wanted on Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2022

19-Oct-2016 Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) is currently preparing the Citrus Industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) in cooperation with industry.
Citrus Australia

Growers can use Captan for Emperor brown spot

19-Oct-2016 Growers can now use Captan to control Emperor brown spot (EBS) on mandarins, after the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority released a permit on October 5 for its use.
Citrus Australia

Citrus Technical Forum 2017

05-Oct-2016 Citrus growers and packers will have the opportunity to discover the latest technology and gain an insight into current research projects at the Citrus Technical Forum, to be held in Mildura on March 1-2 next year.
Citrus Australia

HLB, citrus genomics the focus of International Citrus Congress

05-Oct-2016 The International Citrus Congress held in Brazil from September 18-23 focussed heavily on Huanlongbing (HLB) and citrus genomics and breeding.
Citrus Australia

Register now for MAF Oceania tour to Spain, France

05-Oct-2016 MAF Oceania in conjunction with Citrus Australia are leading their much awaited trip in November to show Australian customers Spanish and French pack houses using MAF grading equipment. Expressions of interest for the trip close on Wednesday 12, October 2016.
Citrus Australia

Major partners renew ties

14-Sep-2016 Citrus Australia partners - MAF and edp – have both renewed with CEO Judith Damiani thanking them both for their continued support.
Citrus Australia

Big Australian presence at Asia Fruit Logistica

13-Sep-2016 More than 665 companies from 37 different countries exhibited their products and services at the 10th Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong last week. Visitor numbers grew by 22% compared to last year, with more than 11,000 industry professionals from 74 countries attending the show.
Citrus Australia

Renewed focus on citrus biosecurity

29-Aug-2016 Citrus Australia took part in a National Citrus Surveillance Workshop in Melbourne last week. The Workshop was part of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper funding.
Citrus Australia

Now in Season!

29-Aug-2016 Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani and Market Access Manager David Daniels are in Japan this week, meeting with key members of industry and viewing the Now in Season! in-store promotion.
Citrus Australia

Have your say on the backpacker tax

29-Aug-2016 Citrus Australia has made its submission to scrap the proposed ‘backpacker tax’ and asks growers to take the time to register their views.
Citrus Australia

Permits issued to control citrus gall wasp

11-Aug-2016 The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) issued two permits on August 5 for the use of Samurai (clothianidin) to control citrus gall wasp.