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Bayer Vegetables Forum
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Agricultural Trailers
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Food Safety Proposal For Comment
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Supermarket Cuts Veg Prices
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Green Snail Alert
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Autumn 2008

Autumn has already arrived and we are still awaiting good rainfalls.

Our last useful rain was early January and with all the rain in Queensland and Northern NSW we must surely be due for the autumn break.


"Just and Fruit & Veg"
Victoria’s fruit and vegetable industry has a new ambassador – one of Australia’s most popular female singers, Kate Ceberano...

ACCC - Grocery price inquiry
The nation’s consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is reviewing all public submissions in its rigorous inquiry into grocery prices...

Pioneers - Corrigan Bros.
This amazing tale of hardship and perseverance was first told by Ken Stubbs (Farm Manager, VRS Frankston) in 1961...

VegSkills - business training course
In a first for Australia’s vegetable industry, AUSVEG in partnership with Response Learning is designing a skills program to help businesses maximise their potential...

Drip vs Sprinkler irrigation
A Werribee South project has tested the claim that drip irrigation can dramatically reduce water usage without reducing product quality or yield and even improve crop uniformity...

Drip Irrigation savings
Despite the heavy La Niña rains across Northern Australia, the drought continues its stranglehold on Victorian agriculture...

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Market trading hours
Once again, trading hours at Footscray Road have come under scrutiny with the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) receiving input from the advisory committees...

Epping Market 2011
Several committees are being formed to gain input from the market community and ensure that the transfer of trading from Footscray Road to Epping in 2011 will occur efficiently and effectively...

National Vegetable Expo 2009
The organising committee held its first meeting in March to commence planning for the National Vegetable Expo in May 2009...

WA aniversary celebrations
In the west, the Western Australian Vegetable Industry is celebrating its 60th Anniversary on May 31 at the Burswood International Hotel in Perth...

Farmers markets
Do commercial vegetable growers actually provide their fresh produce for sale at these regional weekend markets ?

Vegetable Growers Golf Day
The VGA Executive Committee is considering holding a vegetable growers’ golf day at Lang Lang Golf Club...

WFT control in Vic Lettuce
The Department of Primary Industries Victoria has issued a Permit for the use of methomyl/ LANNATE to control Western Flower Thrips on field grown leafy and head lettuce...

Maximising returns from water
A CD-ROM has been released which details the value of domestic, processing and export vegetable production in each state...

Greens win over fruit
An increased intake of green leafy vegetables, but not fruit, may reduce the risk of lung cancer by 50%, suggests a new study from Spain...

Health checks for growers
A new program aims to address the health, well being and safety needs of farming families.

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Victorian Vegetable Industry - 2014

Summary of the location, structure, production and performance of Victoria's vegetable industry prepared by the Victorian State Government in 2014. In... Read more...

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