Living downstream of government
February 22, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard There’s a common phrase, originating in the military, that suggests manure moves downhill. It gets across…

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Following science except for regional quarantine
February 15, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Last week Tony Blakely, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, said this about our…

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The hidden cost of lost crops
February 9, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Back in December the National Farmers’ Federation in collaboration with Growcom launched the National Lost Crop…

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Queensland Horticulture News
Lost crops costing farmers’ mental health
February 4, 2021

The scarcity of seasonal workers continues to impact growers as crop losses climb to over $45 million this week. The labour…

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Stanthorpe businesses and irrigators to access surface water reserves
February 2, 2021

The Queensland Government is providing an opportunity for Stanthorpe businesses and irrigators to access surface water reserves, giving Queenslanders the resources…

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Health rating risks leaving a sour taste for growers
February 2, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation will meet on 12 February. The…

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Welcome to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
January 25, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Here at Growcom we celebrate horticulture and seek to promote its value to the economy and…

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Harping on about over regulation
January 19, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard As you read the paper today, know that there could be quite literally a thousand bureaucrats…

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FarmReady Hub launched to address skills and labour shortages
January 13, 2021

The newly launched FarmReady Hub online accreditation program is set to play a key role in ensuring agriculture has a resourced,…

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A safe and happy New Year for horticulture
January 11, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard A common wish we have for others at this time is for a safe and happy…

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