Exciting new scholarship for young citrus leaders

5-December-2016
Leading supplier of machinery, packaging and labelling solutions to the Australian fresh produce industry, J-Tech Systems, is supporting the citrus industry through sponsorship of a new emerging leaders scholarship.
J-Tech Systems will work with Citrus Australia to provide one future leader with the opportunity of a lifetime with the scholarship valued at approximately $10,000.

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Robotics in spotlight as high-tech Citrus Forum returns to Mildura

30-November-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 2017Forum and Field Day next March.

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Citrus Australia welcomes change to backpacker tax

28-November-2016
Citrus Australia welcomes the Coalition Government’s decision to set a backpacker tax rate of 15%.
The citrus industry has been strongly opposed to the 32.5% rate which would have had a negative impact on the availability of backpackers to pick fruit.

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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.

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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.

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