Industry News, Media Releases & Events

The AMA is dedicated to providing Australian melon growers with the latest information to connect the industry and improve productivity. We coordinate regular events in all of our main growing regions where you can hear from leading melon growers and industry partners, and find out about the latest research, best practice and on-farm innovation.

 

2018 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days

Join the melon industry at the 2018 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days to be held in North Queensland in September.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available now.

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program

The Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program is for growers to develop their skills in leading their industries and their own businesses. It is a collaboration of industries – melon, pineapple, banana, avocado, passionfruit, strawberry, persimmon, mango and lychee. All these industries will come together to learn and share their experiences.

Listeria in rockmelons

The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems due to illness or pregnancy, to avoid eating rockmelon after a recent spike in listeriosis cases in elderly people has been linked to the fruit.

10
Jan
Melons in Japan - Opportunity for Australian exports

This report outlines the opportunities for Australian melons in Japan.

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10
Jan
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.

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05
Sep
Ayr grower's meeting industry update

Latest information on the Australian melon industry, includes levy information, food safety, current pest & disease issues.

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2018 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days

Join the melon industry at the 2018 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days to be held in North Queensland in September.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available now.

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program

The Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program is for growers to develop their skills in leading their industries and their own businesses. It is a collaboration of industries – melon, pineapple, banana, avocado, passionfruit, strawberry, persimmon, mango and lychee. All these industries will come together to learn and share their experiences.

Listeria in rockmelons

The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems due to illness or pregnancy, to avoid eating rockmelon after a recent spike in listeriosis cases in elderly people has been linked to the fruit.

10
Jan
Melons in Japan - Opportunity for Australian exports

This report outlines the opportunities for Australian melons in Japan.

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10
Jan
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.

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05
Sep
Ayr grower's meeting industry update

Latest information on the Australian melon industry, includes levy information, food safety, current pest & disease issues.

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28
Apr
The Fruit Salad project

The Fruit Salad project: Soil amendments in fertigated melons blueberries and banana production

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08
Dec
CGMMV National Management Plan

The National Management Plan for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus

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17
Oct
Queensland Veg Automation News

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22
Jun
Funding provided for new pollination project

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19
Nov
Biosecurity and Research & Development levies

Melon levies for research & development and biosecurity commenced on 1st January 2017.

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22
Jun
Bayer 2016 Australian Melon Industry Conference & Field Days

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30
Nov
Review of Agvet chemicals

Review of the regulation of agvet chemicals is being undertaken by the Federal Government.

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16
Oct
Fusarium research in the Northern Territory

A US expert on Fusarium has recently visited the Northern Territory to discuss research progress with NT DPI&F staff.

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