Monitoring air-freight for Victoria’s cherry industry

Agriculture Victoria is holding a meeting for cherry growers at Tatura on Friday 16 August.

Growing international demand is driving national cherry production expansion, with new investment within the Australian cherry industry from both local and overseas stakeholders.

Research Scientist Glenn Hale will present the results from his research on temperature monitoring for Victorian cherries via air-freight to Vietnam at a meeting at the Agriculture Victoria office in Tatura.

Mr Hale will discuss his observations from ‘real-time’ monitoring of cherries being exported to Vietnam.

“This work highlighted weak spots in the export cool chain of cherries transported from Victoria through to Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City,” Mr Hale said.

Mr Hale will highlight where the issues were found and will present some recommendations at this meeting. These results were recently presented at an export growers’ workshop in Canberra.

Mr Hale will also discuss different types of temperature data loggers.

“There are many types of temperature data loggers available to industry for remote monitoring of fruit however each type of logger has its own merits ranging from ease of use, cost, accuracy, reliability, single use or reusable, SMS/email notifications and airline approved,” Mr Hale said.

Cherry growers meeting

Agriculture Victoria Tatura

255 Ferguson Road – Executive Room

Fri 16 August

11.30am – 12.30pm

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