Horticulture

Apple research update

The keynote speaker for this year’s Speed Updating conference run by Apple and Pear Australia will focus on robotics and automated harvesting.. Dan Steere from Abundant Robotics will be one of the main speakers at the Tasmania conference.. He is

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Water

Water security on the agenda

Water security was the topic of discussion at a Murray Dairy seminar in Katunga last Wednesday.. About 30 people attended the seminar where speakers from Goulburn-Murray Water, Waterpool and Kilter Rural talked about the seasonal outlook, ways to

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Friday’s rain boosts May totals

After a recent dry spell of weather across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, the heavens opened up last week with most of May’s rainfall falling on Friday.. The highest recorded rainfall was at Kerang, where its Friday to Sunday total

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Creightons Creek local frustrated by poor phone reception

If you’re trying to call, or have a conversation with, Creightons Creek local Jim Shovelton on his mobile phone, you might think he’s ignoring you or he just hung up.. But in fact, Mr Shovelton — who works as an agricultural consultant from

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
News

CFA restructure leads...

Anger and confusion has greeted the Victorian Government’s plans to restructure the Country Fire Authority, with claims of a lack of consultation and concerns about the implications on current procedures.. Under the changes, the CFA will become

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Alana Christe...
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Horticulture industry...

Farmers have responded to news the Victorian Government is planning sweeping reforms to the labour hire industry, saying extra red tape is not necessary.. The planned changes come after an inquiry found rogue companies were underpaying workers

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
Rural

Cobram Pony Club event...

Record numbers of entrants attended the Cobram District Pony Club’s 2017 Grade 5 and 6 Horse Trials and Fun Day held at Muckatah recently.. About 80 people competed on May 14 and, despite it being Mother’s Day, families swarmed through the

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Careers day at Dookie gives students hands-on experience

Secondary school students tried their hands at a range of workshops designed to show them the diverse opportunities in agriculture at the Food and Fibre Careers Day at University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus last week.. More than 180 students in

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Livestock

VFF steps up its Q fever fight

Q fever is costing the livestock industry weeks in productive work and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding about the disease, according to a new VFF campaign.. The $100000 campaign spearheaded by the VFF

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Shepparton News
May 21 2017
News

Mixed feelings about budget

The VFF has reacted to last week’s federal budget with both praise and disappointment, with Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison receiving mixed reviews.. VFF president David Jochinke said he was pleased to see the Federal Government extend the scheme

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Alana Christe...
May 20 2017
Horticulture

Irreplaceable plants...

The Federal Agriculture Department is reviewing its quarantine procedures after the ‘‘deeply regrettable’’ destruction of irreplaceable plants sent to Queensland from France.. The collection of valuable specimens dating back to the mid-1800s

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Shepparton News
May 20 2017
Cropping

CFA changes rile...

FARMERS fear the Victorian Government risks gutting the Country Fire Authority to create a larger Metropolitan Fire Brigade under a radical new plan to solve the bitter industrial dispute engulfing the CFA and United Firefighters Union by splitting

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

Local farmers learn...

Sydney litigation expert, John Van de Poll, will be highlighting the importance of farm liability insurance at an event in regional Victoria next week. . Organised by Achmea Australia, the events will enable farmers to gain a greater understanding

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Water

Still seeking justice for users

Justice for Domestic Users was formed in 2016 to oppose hefty price rises set by Goulburn-Murray Water for small licence holders drawing water from rivers, creeks and groundwater.. As the next stage of the price rise looms, it is time to again

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

COAG backs hemp

Australian Primary Hemp has praised the recent announcement by the Council of Australian Governments to permit the legalisation of hemp for consumption in Australia.. The use of hemp products has been isolated to non-food applications including the

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Viticulture

A Flash of Brilliance

The river has been a good place to be during these crisp autumn mornings - some days a little mist rises off the water as the sun comes up.. The other day an Azure Kingfisher came barrelling out of the mist and entertained us for a while. It was

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The General
May 19 2017
Viticulture

Another tropical...

Very soon after Tropical cyclone Donna which deepened to a very low central pressure of 935 mbs, another cyclone named Ella, formed in the South Pacific. This new cyclone was not as strong as Donna and did not last long, but nevertheless led to

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Peter Nelson
May 19 2017
News

High speed rail looks...

The proposed high speed inland rail link is expected to bypass the Goulburn Valley-Southern Riverina food bowl region and take a more easterly route.. Community leaders and freight operators have urged the Federal Government to continue to consider

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

Cod and Yellow Belly...

Steve Threlfall, the owner of Trelly's outdoor store sent through some photos of locals with their Cod and Yellow Belly catches.. Take a look at them all below:. . PrevNext<span>Local catches of Cod and Yellow

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Shepparton News
May 18 2017
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