Spreading word on the grapevine at Dried Fruit Australia event

Dried Fruit Australia deputy chairperson Tony Martin looks at summer musket sultanas on his Merbein property with Dried Fruit Australia consultant field officer Stuart Putland.  
Picture: Louise Barker

Dried Fruit Australia deputy chairperson Tony Martin looks at summer musket sultanas on his Merbein property with Dried Fruit Australia consultant field officer Stuart Putland. Picture: Louise Barker

LOCAL dried fruit growers discussed harvesting practices at the first Dried Fruit ­Australia (DFA) industry event for the year yesterday.

As the season gets under way with the picking of early varieties such as diamond musket, half a dozen farmers talked over wetting operations, flow rates and machinery setup with consultant field officer Stuart Putland.

Third-generation farmer Tony Martin hosted a farm tour on his Merbein property.

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