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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
  • Provide powerful representation of horticultural interests to local, state and national governments, government agencies and key stakeholders in the supply chain
  • Deliver professional services to horticultural growers and other horticultural stakeholders to enhance their business efficiency and profitability
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Growcom Spotlight

22
May

Alex Livingstone to leave Growcom

  • May 22, 2015
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Friday, 22 May 2015 Alex Livingstone to leave Growcom Growcom Chief Executive Officer Alex Livingstone has announced that he will… Read More

21
May

Growcom disappointed at recommendation for no further change to grocery code

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 Growcom disappointed at recommendation for no further change to grocery code Peak Queensland horticulture body, Growcom… Read More

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May

Exploitation of backpackers and other seasonal workers is totally unacceptable

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Exploitation of backpackers and other seasonal workers is totally unacceptable Tuesday, 5 May 2015 Exploitation of backpackers and other seasonal... Read More
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March

Category C assistance welcomed but some producers will miss out

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Category C assistance welcomed but some producers will miss out Friday, 13 March 2015 Peak Queensland horticulture body Growcom today... Read More

Industry News

Industry body Ausveg wants any rogue peak industry body in horticulture "named and shamed" for bringing them all into disrepute.

Source: ABC Rural, 26.5.15

Goulburn Valley fruit processor SPC Ardmona is entering a new era as a new managing director begins work at the company.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.5.15

A state government will lead a new pilot program to increase horticulture exports to China and Thailand.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.5.15

A labour hire operator says backpackers and international workers are already turning their backs on Australia due to the Federal Government's budget changes.

Source: ABC Rural, 25.5.15

Tasmania's fruit industry is fighting a labour shortage and renewing its push to attract more qualified people to work in the sector.

Source: ABC News, 23.5.15

Think of a 'farmer' and chances are you'll imagine a bloke. Women are often not given the credit due to them in agriculture. Ironically, it has been their behind-the-scenes, don't-make-a-fuss attitude that has hidden accolades and achievements in the past.

Source: Queensland Country Life, 24.5.15

The Australian avocado industry is attempting to educate consumers on the correct handling and ripening techniques for the fruit.

Source: ABC Rural, 22.5.15

By early next year, nearly 200 workers will be on site at Sundrop Farms multi-million-dollar hi-tech greenhouse near Port Augusta in South Australia.

Source: ABC Rural, 22.5.15

The first stage of a $100 million redevelopment credited with saving fruit processor SPC Ardmona has opened.

Source: ABC Rural, 22.5.15

The export company behind Western Australia's first High Pressure Processing facility says the technology will allow fruit growers to enter markets currently closed under fruit fly bans.

Source: ABC Rural, 22.5.15

The Northern Territory Country Hour was broadcast from Katherine today, which, unfortunately, is ground zero for the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) in Australia.

Source: ABC Rural, 21.5.15

A plan to move four key government agencies out of Canberra into regional centres is progressing despite industry concerns.

Source: The Weekly Times, 21.5.15

The Northern Territory Government will enlist police to help remove banana plants on the properties of 28 "uncooperative" residents, as part of a banana freckle eradication program.

Source: ABC Rural, 20.5.15

Victorian irrigators say there is a level of concern about the South Australian Government buying up Victorian irrigation water.

Source: ABC Rural, 20.5.15

The Australian Government has reaffirmed its commitment to relocating the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority from Canberra to regional Australia.

Source: ABC Rural, 20.5.15

Local industry in the Gascoyne growing region is exploring the potential for a multi-food processing plant in the town of Carnarvon. The Gascoyne Development Commission's Stephen Webster said consultants had been appointed to produce a feasibility study on the idea.

Source: ABC Rural, 19.5.15

The Federal Government has confirmed it will form a taskforce to target visa fraud, following revelations foreign workers are being exploited by unscrupulous labour hire contractors.

Source: ABC Rural, 18.5.15

An apple by night makes the count come out right. An algorithm for identifying apples on trees gets the most accurate count yet by shining a light on them at night, paving the way for future automated harvests.

Source: New Scientist, 14.5.15

Tasmania’s cool climate is ideal for growing premium cherries. Sweet and firm, they are a favourite among Chinese consumers, who pay a hefty price for the quality fruit.

Source: Queensland Country Life, 15.5.15

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