Australia's almond growers are set for a record crop this season but as the
industry keeps growing, more pollination services are needed to sustain the
rapid production increase.
Almond Board of Australia CEO, Ross Skinner, said despite some hail damage
to the crop early in the season the overall production volumes looked very
"The early estimates provided to us from the industry processors is
for a national crop of about 93,000 tonnes, which is about 13,000 tonnes more
than in 2018," Mr Skinner said.
"A lot of the plantings that have occurred over the past six or seven
years are now starting to reach maturity, so the crop sizes have
Riverland almond grower Paul Martin said it was a pretty good growing
season without big problems.
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SA Country Hour 21 January 2019