Funding boost for dried grape-growing communities

Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) will receive almost $400,000 in Federal Government funding to advance the growth of the dried grape industry across Sunraysia. The funding, which will be provided [...]

Promising start to 2019 dried grape season

Australian dried grape growers are anticipating another strong season as they prepare for the imminent harvest. Dried Fruits Australia chairman Mark King said dry and warm weather conditions [...]

Industry future focus of grower forum

New research, market trends, on-farm biosecurity and labour hire are some of the big issues on the agenda for this year’s dried grape industry forum. Growers and industry representatives from [...]

Funding for dried fruit innovators

Dried grape growers who have an idea to boost production or increase efficiency on the block can now apply for up to $3,000 in funding. Awarded annually, the Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) [...]

Setting standards in dried fruit production

A new dried grape industry project will compare growers’ viticultural activities over three years to determine the most effective production practices. The benchmarking project is funded by Dried [...]

Cutting costs in the vineyard

Reducing the cost of winter pruning was the focus of a workshop for the dried grape industry last week. Hosted by Dried Fruits Australia (DFA), the two-day workshop brought together industry [...]

Preserving a century of horticultural history

Historic materials dating back to the early days of the dried fruits industry in Australia will soon be preserved for future generations. Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) was awarded a $7,860 local [...]

The pick of the bunch

Following an ideal dried grape harvest, awarding the best fruit of the season was a challenge. Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) will present its annual Dried Fruit Quality Awards this weekend at [...]

2018 season outlook

The 2018 dried grape harvest is expected to be strong, according to Dried Fruits Australia Chairman Mark King. “Crops are maturing on time, and the season will begin around the long-term average [...]