Export registration information

The table grape export registration system is now open for 2021/22.

Growers and exporters wishing to register for export should read the following information about registering your farm or pack house before completing the process.

Registration will close in late August, with date to be confirmed by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in their Industry Advice Notice (post will be updated when date becomes available).

Table grape maturity testing procedures

The ATGA implemented national minimum maturity standards for table grapes in 2019 following significant consultation with industry, retailers and consultants.

The new standards were designed to achieve a minimum of 80 per cent consumer acceptability at retail. Brix is the preferred maturity measure to meet the new minimum maturity standards:

Crimson, Flame, Red Globe and Thompson≥ 80% of fruit in a representative sample have Brix ≥ 16°
Menindee / Sugraone / Superior≥ 80% of fruit in a representative sample have Brix ≥ 15.5°

The ATGA has developed procedures for growers to conduct on-farm maturity testing pre- and during harvest to optimise testing and obtain representative samples, as well as guidelines for maturity testing in a distribution centre.

MRLS app

The ATGA has developed an MRL app for the Australian table grape industry. ATGA MRLs Search provides real-time information on maximum residue limits (MRLs) and withholding periods (WHPs) for both domestic and export markets. With an easy-to-use interface, growers can use the app anywhere and anytime due to its offline capability.

The app provides access to real-time pre- and post-harvest chemical application data, including MRLs and WHPs based on domestic and export market, target pest or disease and/or active constituents.

With an easy-to-use interface, growers can use the app anywhere and anytime due to its offline capability.

Available to download: