Yarra Valley Pest Free Places of Production Information session 11.30-12.30 am on 13th August 2014 at Landmark in Wandin (Warburton Highway, Wandin)
In 2013, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) changed its management of Queensland fruit fly (QFF). These changes resulted in the loss of state-wide QFF freedom which impacted on the Yarra Valley region. To allow export of produce into South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania without the need for fumigation, chemical or cold storage treatments, the Yarra Valley Pest Free Place of Production (PFPP) was established by DEPI in conjunction with Rubus, cherry and berry growers.
The PFPP is maintained through an extensive network of QFF traps and legislation which applies to individual accredited properties. A map of the PFPP is attached.
Produce was successfully sent interstate under this accreditation in the 2013-14 season and the Committee is seeking expressions of interest from new growers located within the PFPP boundaries for the upcoming season.
An information session will be held at 11.30-12.30 on the 13th of August, 2014 at the Landmark Offices in Wandin. Topics will include;
· How it works
· Responsibilities of accredited businesses
· Accreditation and PHAC’s
Dear Cherry Grower and/or Exporter
The Department of Agriculture in conjunction with CGA has put out the Industry Advisory notice for exports into Protocol Markets in addition to the Registration Form dated 31 July 2014.
These are available below for download, for growers in SA, VIC and NSW completed forms along with property maps identifying export blocks need to be returned to CGA by 15 August 2014.
Registration forms will be checked by Charlotte Brunt who is based in Melbourne and myself, to see if any extra information is required. We will then send them we send them to Canberra by 25th August so they can begin their auditing processes.
If you have any questions please call us.
The Tasmanian registrations will be managed by Fruit Growers Tasmania through Nick Featherstone.
China World Fruit & Vegetable Trade Fair, 14-16 November 2014 at National Convention Centre, Beijing.
Showcase your products at the Australia Fresh Pavilion where special entry permits will be provided for products that have no formal trade access into China.
China FVF is now on its 5th year. Its strong sponsorship and support by the China Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Association (CIQA) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) make it the fresh produce trade show like no other in China. CIQA and AQSIQ play a significant role in trade access into China.
China FVF offers a platform where policy makers from China, embassy representatives from major produce trade nations, industry associations and industry executives get together to share information, exhibit new products, meet clients, social network, discuss solutions and make deals. Business executives have their voices directly heard by the Chinese government inspection officials, and also get the latest updates in the entry-exit inspection procedures and policies.
Meet Chinese buyers, particularly from Northern China and develop direct business in China.
Products with no formal market access into China will be granted special entry permits for the purpose of showcasing these products at China FVF. Australia Fresh co-exhibitors will have first-hand experience in testing the market and receiving immediate feedback from buyers.
Click here for more information on China FVF
Click here for Registration Form
Deadline for Registration is Friday, 19 September 2014
The 2014 Australian Cherry Industry Conference will be held at CQ Functions in the heart of Melbourne from 14 to 15 August. With its vibrant speaker program addressing critical industry issues and plenty of opportunities for interaction and networking, this year’s conference is not to be missed!
Cut off for registrations is close of business Monday 11th August 2014 - BOOK NOW
Plant Health Australia (PHA) have now released the 2013 edition of the National Plant Biosecurity Status Report, which was launched at the PHA General Meeting in May.
This edition provides a comprehensive overview of the plant biosecurity system that protects Austrialia's economy, environment and community from the negative effects of plant pests. This fully updated edition provided information on over 650 plant biosecurity research projects that were carried out by Australian research organisations in 2013.
Click here to download.