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Growcom is the peak representative body for Queensland horticulture and strives for the long term growth and profitability of horticultural farms and the industry. Our core membership consists of Queensland’s fruit and vegetable producers and individuals, groups and industries who have a stake or interest in the future of Queensland horticulture. Growcom exists to:

  • Provide strong leadership to horticultural growers in developing policy on issues affecting production horticulture
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Growcom Spotlight

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July

Tough penalties for wrong doers

  • July 28, 2015
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Tough penalties for wrong doers Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Peak production horticulture body, Growcom, warns that backpackers are becoming increasingly... Read More
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July

Growcom welcomes Qld government program to increase fruit and vegetable consumption

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Growcom congratulates 21 women in horticulture for completing their agribusiness qualification

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New webinars encourage horticulture growers to get ready for extreme weather

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New webinars encourage horticulture growers to get ready for extreme weather Tuesday, 16 June 2015 New webinars encourage horticulture growers... Read More

Industry News

Under changes to the Federal Government's Seasonal Worker Programme, farmers will now compete with the tourism sector to bring workers from the Pacific Islands.

Source: ABC Rural, 29.6.15

One of the Northern Territory's biggest mango farms is replacing some of its Kensington Pride trees with a variety called Mahachanok.

Source: ABC Rural, 30.6.15

Laser technology initially developed to scare birds away from airports is becoming increasingly popular in the horticulture sector by farmers wanting to protect their crop.

Source: ABC Source, 29.6.15

That was the topic of the Great Debate at the Ausveg 2015 National Horticulture Convention on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

Source: ABC Rural, 29.6.15

Opinion: Governments hampered the mining industry with taxes, costs and slow approvals. Now the farming sector is set to take off, we must help, not hinder it.

Source: Queensland Country Life, 29.6.15

Pressure is mounting on authorities to urgently fence the property at the epicentre of a deadly biosecurity outbreak threatening Australia's $600 million banana industry.

Source: ABC Rural, 26.6.15

Avocado rootstock trials are taking place to establish the best varieties for the different growing regions in the country.

Source: ABC Rural, 29.6.15

Horticulture Innovation Australia CEO John Lloyd has continued his call for greater unity in horticulture.

Source: Queensland Country Life, 26.6.15

A group of innovative horticulture experts from around the world have descended on Queensland's Gold Coast to encourage Australian farmers to think beyond traditional farming and food processing methods.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.6.15

A push for a five year ban on onshore gas exploration and mining in Victoria will be considered on Friday when hundreds of farmers meet in Bendigo.

Source: The Age, 25.6.15

Supermarket giant Coles says investing in the grocery supply chain is not only important for increasing volumes, but can also help to reduce chemical use in fruit and vegetable production and improve overall freshness.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.6.15

There have been a few hiccups along the way but the school garden at St Francis' Primary School in Hughenden continues to grow despite the on-going drought.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.6.15

The Federal Government will pay its share of the cost of reimbursing two banana-growing families for losses incurred as a result of Panama tropical race 4 (TR4) disease.

Source: ABC Rural, 23.6.15

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says a new national plan for fruit fly research, development and extension will improve Australia's capacity to deal with the costly pest.

Source: ABC Rural, 23.6.15

Coffee and papaya sounds like an odd beverage and food combination. In the paddock, they complement each other perfectly. Australia's oldest coffee plantation, Skybury Tropical Plantation, on the Atherton Tableland, is embracing this beneficial relationship by trialing double cropping of the two products.

Source: Good Fruit and Vegetable, 23.6.15

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