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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

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March

Category C assistance welcomed but some producers will miss out

  • March 13, 2015
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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
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March

Growcom welcomes new Grocery Code as first step

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Growcom welcomes new Grocery Code as first step Thursday, 5 March 2015 Peak horticulture organisation Growcom today welcomed the new... Read More
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Horticulture Master Class looks at innovation in Southern Queensland

  • March 03, 2015
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Horticulture Master Class looks at innovation in Southern Queensland Tuesday, 3 March 2015 An exciting opportunity for horticulture growers in... Read More
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Growcom welcomes news of CoOL progress

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Growcom welcomes news of CoOL progress Thursday, 26 February 2015 Peak horticulture body Growcom today welcomed the announcement that the... Read More

Industry News

Australian olive growers are on track to produce 20 million litres of olive oil this year, up on the 14 million litres produced in 2014.

Source: ABC Rural, 15.4.15

Australia's banana industry will ask its growers to pay a levy to compensate farmers directly affected by the devastating disease, Panama Tropical Race 4.

Source: ABC Rural, 16.5.15

The company whose frozen berries were linked to the outbreak of 31 cases of Hepatitis A says there is no evidence that a failure in food safety testing led to the spread of the virus.

Source: ABC Rural, 16.4.15

Fire ants - which devastated crops in the United States - are marching towards Southeast Queensland's $230 million Lockyer Valley food bowl for the very first time, the director of the Biosecurity Queensland's Fire Ant Control Centre confirmed on Wednesday.

Source: The Chronicle, 16.4.15

A drop in Californian navel orange exports could give the Australian citrus industry an early competitive edge in Asia this season.

Source: ABC Rural, 17.4.15

The National Management Group (NMG) for Panama disease Tropical Race 4 has announced that it is not technically feasible to eradicate the fungal pathogen in Queensland.

Source: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, 20.4.15

Queensland’s biosecurity resources are under further pressure following the discovery of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) on a farm west of Charters Towers. Growcom chief advocate Rachel Mackenzie said the organisation was saddened to hear the virus has been found in Queensland but hoped it could be contained.

Source: The Land, 21.4.15

A plant virus that wiped out the majority of the Northern Territory's melon industry, is found on a watermelon farm in north Queensland. Queensland's peak horticulture lobby group, Growcom, is "deeply concerned" the Queensland Government doesn't have enough manpower to deal with two plant diseases now gripping the state's farming sector. Growcom's chief advocate, Rachel Mackenzie, said biosecurity resources were already stretched in the wake of Panama Race 4 in the state's far north.

Source: ABC Rural, 21.4.15

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