Monthly Archives: April 2016

An abundance of avocado for Australia

An avocado shortage left consumers’ pockets empty as they refused to give up their favourite fruit and were obliged to pay exorbitant prices for it; the weather was blamed for causing poor growing conditions, which led to the increase in price as farmers couldn’t provide enough avocados to meet demand.  But the good news is… Read more »

Export confidence holds strong as Australian dollar rises

THE dollar is rising, but export confidence is holding strong. The Commonwealth Bank revised its Australian currency forecast, expecting the dollar to reach US80 cents by mid next year, as the local currency hit US77c earlier this week. The bank previously predicted the Australian dollar would only achieve US72c in the same time frame. Meanwhile,… Read more »

Melon growers look to brighter future

IT can only be onwards and upwards for the melon industry according to Australian Melon Association chairman, Mark Daunt. With the effects of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) still lingering over the industry, the future outlook was an ever-present thought at the 2016 Bayer Australian Melon Conference and Field Days in Mildura last week…. Read more »