FGV Corporate partners


At Fruit Growers Victoria (FGV) our aim is to create mutually beneficial partnerships with organisation who are committed to our mission which is to ensure a sustainable future for horticulture across Victoria.  

FGV is a trusted representative for our member base and represents over 300 fruit growing, packing, and exporting businesses across the North-East, Central and southern growing regions of Victoria. 

Partnering with FGV is a unique opportunity to directly engage with growers, the regions and industry through:

  • Business events and networking opportunities
  • Digital and print business promotions
  • Strong client and industry relationships
  • Support of local events and projects


Our Partnership Package offers a variety of exposure levels and the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial partnership that will align with your business goals. 

If you would like to take find out more information or take advantage of this opportunity, please contact FGV’s Business Development Officer, Leanne Johansson on P: 0448 288 253 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office on 03 5825 3700.

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Platinum sponsor

  • Tie Up Farming

    Tie Up Farming offers the only cloud-based end-to-end operations platform for the horticulture industry (fruit and vegetables), translating open-field farming into an accurate, yield-driven operation.

    Our focus is on the field user in the labour-intensive medium to large agribusinesses. We create one point of data capturing during the farming process enabling the data to be streamlined in the agribusiness.

    Other than the control and command modules we utilise QR barcodes and integration to sensors on the farm to capture more data.

    Tie Up Farming software solution provides the following innovations:

    • Focusing on the labour-intensive open field agribusinesses yield optimisation
    • Focusing on the human aspect on the farm
    • Looking at the packhouse and the farm as one entity
    • One data entry point on the farm and on the packing shed
    • Focused on the field user
    • Full cost capturing and ROI for the farm allowing for full traceability

    Currently, the biggest competition is pen and paper and excel spreadsheets. Because we are focusing on the labour-intensive horticulture agribusinesses, we provide them with a one-stop-shop to manage thefarm. As an example, In the most basic way, it is almost impossible to find software solution that allows the agribusiness to manage its chemicals and fertilisers and manage their labour with a QR barcode system to provide full traceability and ROI.
    Tie Up Farming provides that and more, for example:

    • Scouting and Recommendation,
    • GPS to track equipment
    • Farm cost break down
    • Harvest management
    • Chemicals and fertilisers management
    • Tasks management, and more.

    Contact person: Roberto Ciancio - Head of Sales
    phone 0403 704 826 or 1300 944 318
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Gold sponsors

  • ABC Software

    ABC delivers easy-to-use software solutions for growers and packers.

    • ABCgrower - for digital capture of on-farm labour – without a data connection. Intra-day time recording, competent worker analysis, auto-calculation of minimum wage top-ups. Inventory management and visibility to productivity and block costs.
    • ABCspray – one digital spray diary for all agrichemical applications – spray, dry fertilisers, fertigation. Printable instructions, auto-calculations, compliance-ready records.
    • ABCpacker - a single packhouse solution to take your produce from farm to customer. Packing, marketing and trading in one customised package. Increase automation, accuracy and efficiency.

    Founded by Sharon Chapman in Hawkes Bay 24 years ago, ABC has clients in New Zealand, Australia and further afield.

    Our mission is to provide simple, user-friendly solutions which save growers and packers time and reduce admin, with comprehensive reporting on-hand - helping our customers increase efficiencies,improve productivity and focus on their produce.

    Responsive to our customer’s needs and changing environments, we continue to grow our products so our customers can grow theirs.
    Information automation – made easy.

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    +64 8 845 0068
    +64 21 223 6991

  • Work Safe Victoria

  • Ceres Imaging believes that the future of sustainable agriculture depends on putting precise, accurate, and actionable information in the hands of farmers.

    Using aerial imagery and data analytics, we help growersand farm advisors make proactive management decisions that build more profitable and efficient operations.

    Our technology is field-tested by commercial growers and validated by universities and other research partners. We combine high-resolution multispectralimagery with proprietary algorithms to create imagery indexes—and analytics tools that help farmers interpret this data.

    Operating locally in Australia for several years, Ceres Imaging enables growers to identify irrigation and fertiliser issues weeks before they can be seen with the naked eye, providing opportunities to take action to correct the problem with high level insights.

    Contact: Melissa Buehler
    Phone: 888-313-3705
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    Website: ceresimaging.net

  • Bayer

    With innovation at the heart of our business, Bayer is a world leader in the research and development of crop protection products in agriculture. It has a proud history of supporting the Australian agriculturalsector for almost 100 years.

    Bayer has a long association with Victorian stone and pome fruit growers, launching many well-known products to the industry including Ziram Granuflo and Calypso, and more recently Luna Sensation, Moventoand Vayego.

    The recent introduction of Vayego provides a new tool for pome fruit & stone fruit growers to control a range of key pestssuch as codling moth, light brown apple moth, select weevil species, Mediterranean fruit fly and the suppression of dried fruit beetles (Carpophilus spp.)

    As growers seek out more options and different tools for pest management so that they can continueto protect their crops, Bayer has been investing in the development of high-quality biologicals for over a decade. As part of our range of tailored agronomic solutions, our new sustainable biological solutions such as Serenade Prime allow growers to integratethese products and complement traditional control methods.

    Bayer looks forward to building a stronger collaborative partnership with Fruit Growers Victoria, for the benefit of all industry stakeholders.

    For more information, please visit www.crop.bayer.com.au or visit us on, Twitter, or YouTube.

    Bayer Contacts:
    Aedan Gorman (Territory Business Manager) – Southern NSW & Northern Victoria
    Ph: 0438 331 184
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    Alistair Beyer (Territory Business Manager) – Southern & Eastern Victoria
    Ph: 0447 250 734
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  • About BASF in Australia in New Zealand
    BASF serves key industries in the agriculture, coatings, construction, manufacturing and mining sectors, and posted sales of about €359 million in Australia and New Zealand in 2019. As of the end of 2019, the company had 500 employees and operated 11 production sites across agricultural solutions, performance products and functional materials and solutions. BASF has been active in Australia for more than 90 years, and for about 60 years in New Zealand. Further information is available on the internet at www.basf.com/au.

    About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
    With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2019, our division generated sales of €7.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.

    Contact: Ben White, Area Sales Manager , SNSW, Eastern and Southern Victoria,  Mobile: 0448 183 826, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • H2OX

    H2OX was launched in 2015 with the purpose of improving the efficiency of the water market and creating a level playing field for all market participants.

    We are an exchange (not a broker), who do not benefit from higher water prices. We charge a transparent flat fee of $2 per ML for allocation trades to ensure participants are getting the best outcomes.
    H2OX also facilitates forwards, leases, parking agreements and entitlement trades.

    Using state of the art exchange technology, trades with H2OX are more secure, transparent, faster than competitors. Having same day clearance and settlement means transactions are done faster.

    We pride ourselves on publishing independent information about the water market, assisting irrigators make informed decisions about one of their essential inputs.

    Mitch Priestly, Market Analyst
    M: 0490 462 274
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Silver sponsors