NSW horticulture harvest gets hort workers but more planning needed

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
July 31 2020 - 8:00am
NEEDED: The NSW citrus district relies heavily on seasonal workers, many of which will now be able to travel across from Victoria, with certain conditions.

PRODUCERS may be able access workers in the border zones between Victoria and NSW but more planning will be needed as various crops come on line in warmer months.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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