Autumn is the season to keep an eye out for herbicide drift into vineyards If weather conditions are conducive to spray drift while dryland farmers are spraying weeds, there is a risk of unintended/accidental spray drift into nearby vineyards. Unfortunately, grapevines are extremely susceptible to damage from very low concentrations of 2,4-D or other growth regulator […]
This guide provides an overview of food safety and quality assurance, what it means, and some of the most common programs available in Australia.
Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti) are found across Australia, in all table grape-growing regions. While they are not aggressive, and avoid humans, redback spiders can pose a threat to both consumers of table grapes and producers, harvest workers, packers and transporters. This factsheet aims to provide information on managing the risk of injury to consumers and […]
The ATGA has developed a series of resources for growers and employees in the table grape industry on the role of labour hire providers, becoming an approved employer (AE), the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees. 1. Information on Approved Employers Being an approved employer (AE) can have significant benefits for growers. However, AEs […]
Faulty sprayers can be the cause of disease and lost crop. Time spent on sprayer maintenance is time well-spent. Download the ATGA’s sprayer maintenance checklist, compiled by Alison MacGregor for growers. Revised 2022.
It’s important for growers and table grape businesses to be as proactive as they can be to protect their employees, themselves and their businesses. The Australian Table Grape Association has released guidelines for businesses which follow current best practice guidelines and encompass each state’s requirements for managing COVID-19 in the workplace. This COVID safe plan […]
The table grape export registration system is now open for 2021/22. Growers and exporters wishing to register for export should read the following information about registering your farm or pack house before completing the process. Registration will close in late August, with date to be confirmed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment […]
The ATGA implemented national minimum maturity standards for table grapes in 2019 following significant consultation with industry and retailers. The new standards have been designed to achieve a minimum of 80% consumer acceptability at retail. Brix is the preferred maturity measure. The meet the new minimum maturity standard: 2022/23 maturity testing procedures The ATGA has developed procedures for […]
The ATGA has developed an MRL app for the Australian table grape industry. ATGA MRLs Search provides real-time information on maximum residue limits (MRLs) and withholding periods (WHPs) for both domestic and export markets. With an easy-to-use interface, growers can use the app anywhere and anytime due to its offline capability. The app provides access […]