ACC 2024: New event unlocks added value

March 15, 2024

The inaugural Australian Citrus Congress provided the insights and impetus to shape a profitable future for the Australian citrus sector. Over 420 industry members converged on the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort for the three-day event (5-7 March 2024), which included a main conference program, tradeshow-style exhibition, gala dinner and biosecurity symposium. “We were very pleased…

Biosecurity Protection Levy should be paused, details to be explained, impacts known

February 14, 2024

Citrus Australia acknowledges comments made by the Minister for Agriculture the Honourable Murray Watt, stating he has heard the calls from industry that the Biosecurity Protection Levy (BPL) needed to be redesigned. Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock is concerned that no detail on the design and implementation has been forthcoming and that certain key criteria…

Financial support required for FNQ citrus growers

February 2, 2024

Citrus Australia has called on the Queensland Government to provide further financial assistance to citrus growers in the state’s far north, as transport costs escalate following ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper. The extreme weather event caused substantial damage to citrus orchards across Far North Queensland, particularly in areas surrounding Mareeba and Dimbulah. Subsequent flooding has also caused…

R&D to the fore at Australian Citrus Congress

January 31, 2024

From production techniques to post-harvest quality, new varietals and export growth – the inaugural Australian Citrus Congress will focus on research and development (R&D) projects and outcomes transforming the citrus industry. Hosted by Citrus Australia, the congress will be held at the picturesque Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Queensland, from 5-7 March 2024. The centrepiece of the…

Promising signs for Australian citrus

September 22, 2023

While not without its challenges, there have been signs of improvement for the Australian citrus industry over the 2023 season. Comparing the season to date with that of 2022, Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock said fruit quality had improved in 2023. The tail-end of the 2023 harvest has been particularly strong from a quality perspective,…

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