Mel up to challenge
Former state and local government worker Mel Floyd is Fruit Growers Victoria’s new business development manager.
The new owners of SPC say the significance of the purchase of the 100-year-old business is not lost on them, with hopes they can return the fruit processor to its former glory.
Despite SPC’s sale at a bargain basement price of $40million, the process and announcement was handled with some dignity for the grand old lady.
For most of its life, the SPC business was a co-operative, founded by Goulburn Valley orchardists wanting to build an outlet for their produce.
Horticulture has become one of the country’s most valuable agriculture industries, according to new figures.
Researchers are investigating how to implement sex selection in fruit flies in a bid to ramp up control and eradication measures for the Australian horticulture industry’s most costly pest.
Bringing together research and practical application was the focus of the seventh annual Australian Biology of Tephritid Fruit Flies Conference, held across two days last week.
An ag visa and equitable access to water must be among the key priorities of the newly elected government according to Australian Apple and Pear Limited.
A stone fruit farm has been penalised $144000 for deliberately underpaying two Malaysian fruit pickers and using false records to try to cover it up.
Agriculture Victoria is winding down its surveillance for the brown marmorated stink bug.
A new range of Goulburn Valley organic tomatoes will hit supermarket shelves this week, launched by SPC.
In the current tight times, many dairy farmers will be considering use of nitrogen fertiliser to boost pasture production and assist to fill feed gaps.
While there are temporary shortages of workers in some regions during peak harvest periods, MADEC says the total working hours contributed by visiting seasonal farm workers for horticulture is at an all-time high.
A Grahamvale orchard and coolstore business is set to save 600000litres of water and two tonnes of plastic from landfill a year as a result of new ground-breaking technology.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced SPC will be sold for $40 million to Shepparton Partners Collective and its group of companies. Shepparton Partners Collective is a joint venture between Perma Funds Management and private investment firm The Eights...
The parking inspectors you have come to recognise across town are no more with Greater Shepparton City Council making the decision to outsource the service to a third-party provider.
IT’S perfect weather for a beanie so why not visit Savoury Bite in Hare St and grab your own and support a good cause while you’re at it.
Southern Metro Region Crime Team detectives are appealing for information to help locate Shepparton man Ali Sari. The 18-year-old is wanted in relation to a series of alleged incidents across Melbourne in recent days. The incidents include a number...