Tough season for South Australian stonefruit growers
March 30 , 2012
A mix of factors have led to the worst season in 30 years for South Australian stonefruit growers, media agency Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.
The story reported a downturn in export markets, weak consumer demand and an oversupply of fruit were the reasons cited by growers for the tough year.
The season has been worse than during drought years, South Australian Fresh Fruit Growers Association chair Dino Ceracchi told the ABC.
"While the drought was very tough, overall our returns for what we produced was quite a bit better," he was quoted as saying.
"Last year we lost a lot of fruit but we had pretty good prices, this year we've just had too many fronts against us."