Category Archives: Industry News

Melon industry encourages travellers to become Biosecurity Champions

As part of a broader biosecurity project, Melons Australia has developed a video series to highlight the part that travelling holiday makers can play in maintaining strong on-farm biosecurity. In three animated videos, Tom the melon grower explains the easy steps travellers can take to make sure they don’t unwittingly take pests or diseases into…

2020 Australian Melon Conference variety trial videos

Following the cancellation of the 2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference & Field Day, six videos have been published to highlight the melon varieties that were showcased by seed companies exhibiting at the field day site. Check them out: AMA compilation of melon trials BASF Vegetable Seeds HM Clause Rijk Zwaan Seminis Syngenta

Melons in Japan – Opportunity for Australian exports

This report outlines the opportunities for Australian melons in Japan. This report outlines the opportunities for Australian melons in Japan and includes: • Evaluation the export opportunities of melons by type in Japan • The specific local market dynamics • Identification of the potential barriers for melon exports and how to overcome challenges • Explanation…

Australian Melon Industry Export Plan

The Australian Melon Industry Export Plan describing the market opportunities in five selected countries, as well as other possible export markets. The Australian Melon Industry has completed an Export Plan that describes the market opportunities in five selected countries, as well as other possible export markets. The first section provides an overview of the five…

CGMMV National Management Plan

The National Management Plan for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus The National Management Plan provides an overarching framework for management of Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus and is underpinned by sound scientific risk assessment developed by an expert working group on CGMMV. CGMMV National Management Plan CGMMV National Management Plan (936 KB)

Biosecurity and Research & Development levies

Melon levies for research & development and biosecurity commenced on 1st January 2017. Melon levies for research & development and biosecurity commenced on 1st January 2017, with 0.4c/kg collected at the first point 0f sale on all sweet melons.. Research and development is key for supporting the needs of growers to improve the viability and…