Category Archives: Trail Talk

Worker Profile – Beau Hatfield/Grower Profile – Eva & Gennaro Arena

Eva and Gennaro Arena have been using the QITE Harvest Trail Service (HTS) to source harvest workers for many years, and have found it a very easy and quick-to-use service. Eva and Gennaro find workers through QITE every year and have already advertised their jobs for their upcoming mango season with QITE HTS. Beau Hatfield […]

Grower Profile – Peirson Memorial Trust

Adrian Crush, General Manager at Peirson Memorial Trust, started using Harvest Trail Services at the end of last season, to backfill roles. They’re now his first call when he needs workers. Peirson Farm is part of the Peirson Memorial Trust, a charity organisation dedicated to supporting disadvantaged youth. Seventy-five years ago, two sisters from the […]

Site Profile – Sunshine Moreton Harvest Area

Employers and workers in the busy Sunshine Moreton Harvest Area are served well by the MADEC Harvest Trail Services Office in Caboolture. The Harvest Area is in south-east Queensland and covers the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay North geographical areas. Together, Harvest Office Manager Amy Nash and Administration Officer Carly Daniels have in-depth knowledge of […]

Commodity in Focus – Mango

It Takes Two to Mango When you think of summer, Australian mangoes come to mind for their sweet aromas and rich flavours, which are sure to get those taste buds dancing. We take a look at the iconic summer fruit and where you can find work for the harvest season. Delicious mangoes have been grown […]

Child Deaths on Farms – Australia 2001-2019

Farms are not only workplaces, but in very many cases they are also homes. Homes where children are born and raised. Farms, in comparison to your average suburban residence, contain a range of additional hazards and risks, particularly to young people. Data published by Farmsafe Australia (Safer Farms 2022 – Agricultural Injury and Fatality Trend […]

Adult Farm Deaths – Australia 2001-2020

Earlier this year, the Australian Journal of Rural Health published findings from research conducted into farm deaths across Australia from 2001-2020. We already know from previous research that agriculture is a high-risk industry and that older farmers are known to be at increased risk of fatal injury. We also know that farm vehicles and machinery […]

Seasonal workforce attraction and retention

This article is the first in a series on Seasonal Workforce Attraction and Retention strategies. The series will identify who seasonal workers are, suggest ways to find and attract them, how to keep them once you’ve got them, and how to get the best productivity from those you employ. The Harvest Trail Information Service, funded […]

Do you need help finding harvest or horticulture workers?

Consider using Harvest Trail Services to assist you. No cost, no obligation, no risk. Contact the Harvest Trail Information Service or your nearest Harvest Trail Services Office. Harvest Trail Information Service Contact List Harvest Trail Information Service 1800 062 332 Harvest Trail Services Contact List South West WA – Rural Enterprises Australia Unit 1, […]

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings From everyone working in the Harvest Trail Information Service, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a bright and happy New Year. Congratulations to every grower and industry representative for persevering through a difficult year and ensuring supply of produce to market. The last few years have not been kind to […]