Voting open for dried grape biosecurity levy

Dried grape growers will this month vote on whether to introduce a biosecurity levy that would ensure the industry is prepared for an emergency pest or disease outbreak. The statutory levy, [...]

Funding for dried fruit history project

Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) has been awarded a $15,000 local history grant for the second stage of a dried grape industry conservation project. The three-year project will organise and preserve [...]

Awards honour top dried grape growers

The producers of Australia’s best dried grapes will be celebrated this weekend at Mildura Field Days. Dried Fruits Australia (DFA) will present awards for the best sultanas, currants, [...]

Taking Australian dried grapes abroad

Australia’s dried grape industry has launched a new brand, Australian Sultanas, as part of its strategy to grow product awareness and increase export sales. A collaboration between Dried [...]

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 [...]