He wouldn’t describe it as all smooth sailing, but there certainly haven’t been any curve balls for Caversham table grape grower Matt Katich this season.March 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
Carnarvon banana growers face extensive losses after a heatwave over the last fortnight burned their crops.February 15, 2013, 4:31 pm
WA stone fruit growers have won a David and Goliath battle days before this season's crops faced destruction from Mediterranean fruit fly.November 8, 2012, 3:52 am
Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig has promised that no decision to import New Zealand potatoes will be made until a scientific review has been finalised.November 1, 2012, 3:24 am
Grape growers should consider adjusting their fungicide strategies this season to effectively protect their crops from powdery mildew, according to an international specialist in grape pathology.November 1, 2012, 3:23 am
Roleystone growers Tim and Wilma Byl are among the hundreds of growers across Australia whose businesses are under threat in the face of an impending ban on fenthion.October 25, 2012, 3:27 am
The Hills Orchard Improvement Group (HOIG) is warning the Federal Government's ban on Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) chemical fenthion could devastate this season's stone fruit crop.October 4, 2012, 2:26 am
Carnarvon banana growers should embrace shade netting to increase yields, according to a visiting banana consultant.October 4, 2012, 2:26 am
Potato growers caught up in the push by supermarkets for blemish-free potatoes have joined forces to drive quality improvements.September 6, 2012, 2:21 am
The WA fruit industry is stepping up its fight against Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) without the use of cover sprays by using an area-wide management strategy.September 6, 2012, 2:20 am
A Donnybrook-built tomato harvester has found its way to across the Indian Ocean after India's Global Green Company discovered the machine online.August 2, 2012, 1:51 pm
The world's first genetically modified apple is being assessed for commercial release in northern America.July 26, 2012, 2:23 am
Carnarvon's Sweeter Banana co-operative wants strong action taken against supermarket chain IGA, claiming it misled thousands of WA consumers by incorrectly labelling their bananas as WA grown.June 21, 2012, 2:00 am
Helen Martin can clearly recall when she and husband Shane planted their 30-hectare Bindoon orchard - after all, it was her honeymoon.June 7, 2012, 1:22 pm
The role of co-operatives in the fruit industry was discussed at Routes to Retail Success, a free seminar held by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) and Fruit West last month.June 7, 2012, 1:21 pm
Carnarvon's big banana could one day be replaced by a big tomato, which is fast becoming one of the most valuable crops for growers in the Gascoyne.May 3, 2012, 2:17 am
An army of minute pirate bugs has come to the rescue of vegetable growers in Carnarvon in a battle against pests and resistance problems.May 3, 2012, 2:16 am
They're not fully grown yet, but once they are, the trees on Omega Walnuts' Manjimup property will make up WA's biggest walnut plantation.May 3, 2012, 2:15 am
WA's biggest commercial walnut orchard is about to get cracking on a bid to take on industry giants in California for a slice of the lucrative nut market.April 26, 2012, 10:06 am
Carnarvon organic grower Chris Armstrong has raised the bar for the honesty box system of selling fruit and vegetables along the roadside.April 26, 2012, 10:05 am
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