Citrus industry familiarisation tour

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Citrus Australia hosted their annual citrus industry market familiarisation tour from 29 – 30 August in Mildura, Victoria. PHA’s Dr Lucy Tran-Nguyen, General Manager, Partnerships and Innovation, Naomi Wynn, A/Manager Learning and Development, and other key agricultural partners from Hort Innovation and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) attended to learn more about the citrus industry and gain market insight.

The tour included visits to the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Dareton Primary Industries Institute, Auscitrus’ seed and budwood facility, Creation Farms & Nursery Mildura, Cottrell Farms, Nutrano and Seaway Intermodal (Merbein).

Lucy appreciated the opportunity to observe all aspects of the supply chain for the citrus industry.

“From certified pest-free planting material (seed and budwood), to research trials, to packing house, logistics and finally to the consumer, biosecurity is at the forefront for the citrus industry.”

“I particularly enjoyed eating fresh and juicy citrus fruits picked in the orchards and tasting new varieties. Can’t wait to purchase them,” she said.

Thanks to Citrus Australia for hosting this very insightful familiarisation tour.