All posts by David Loneragan

Challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0 the focus of AUSPACK conference second day

Expert insights on how companies can get on board the fourth industrial revolution were among the highlights of the second day of the AUSPACK 2019 conference being held in Melbourne this week. According to John Broadbent, founder of Realise Potential, businesses which are slow to adopt Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology … Continue reading Challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0 the focus of AUSPACK conference second day

Wine Australia launching new online strategy to support exports

Enhancing the perceptions of global wine consumers is the goal of new Australian wine website and other consumer-targeted activities from Wine Australia in 2019. Wine Australia’s new “Australian Wine Made Our Way” brand platform will underpin investments, which are supported by the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. Wine Australia Chief … Continue reading Wine Australia launching new online strategy to support exports

Japan allows Northern Tasmanian fruit exports after fruit fly eradication

Northern Tasmania will again be able to export fruit to Japan after Japan reinstated its fruit fly free status. The news came after work from the Australian agriculture department, which resulted in Japan accepting evidence around eradication of fruit flies from the northern Tasmanian region. Federal minister for agriculture David Littleproud said although the cherry … Continue reading Japan allows Northern Tasmanian fruit exports after fruit fly eradication

Infrastructure grant to help SA apple, pear and cherry growers to reduce energy costs

A grant from the South Australian government will provide over 20 South Australian apple, pear and cherry growers new infrastructure that aims at reducing on-farm energy costs. The Apple and Pear Growers Association of South Australia (APGASA) is being offered up to $400,000 through the state government’s Regional Growth Fund for a $1 million project … Continue reading Infrastructure grant to help SA apple, pear and cherry growers to reduce energy costs