Industry News

Fall Armyworm permit amendment – PER89169
May 19, 2020

The general farming community will now be able to access pheromone traps for the control of Fall Armyworm following a recent…

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Changes are coming to stop the spread of fire ants
May 18, 2020

Do you or your business move soil, quarry products, turf, mulch, hay, potted plants or animal manure? You need to be…

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AgFood Connect program connects businesses for success
May 12, 2020

A new innovative pilot project being run in South Queensland aims to make it easier for businesses to recruit skilled workers by…

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Funding plugs big future for Australia’s strawberry industry
May 12, 2020

A commercial nursery in the Southern Downs is paving the way for Australia’s strawberry industry after developing a new way to…

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Optimising harvest yields
May 12, 2020

Soil is complex and creates a refuge for plant pests, such as insects, weeds, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes. Fumigants are uniquely…

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Bundaberg fruit fly workshop
April 20, 2020

On 4 March 2020, the National Fruit Fly Council collaborated with Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers to deliver a fruit fly…

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COVID-19 agricultural trade impact analysis
April 16, 2020

The COVID−19 pandemic is placing substantial stress on logistic and supply chain networks, altering product demand and disrupting agricultural trade. Most…

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ATO confirms AUSkey won’t be extended: businesses must move now to myGovID
March 10, 2020

ATO answers top myGovID questions as AUSkey retirement date looms On 27 March, the ATO will retire the decade old AUSkey…

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Agtech that listens
March 9, 2020

According to Matt Fealy from Blue Sky Produce in North Queensland, the most critical feature for any AgTech is that it’s…

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Pacific workers are filling labour gaps—and stepping up alongside farmers during the bushfire crisis
March 9, 2020

A group of four Papua New Guinean workers employed at Aussie Orchards in northern New South Wales have not only helped…

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Looking for workers who are keen, skilled and ready to work?
March 9, 2020

Growcom through the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) has partnered with Toowoomba-based social enterprise, The Mulberry Project and registered training provider…

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Time running out for members with balances of less than $6000 to make choice about insurance
March 9, 2020

With the 1 April 2020 commencement date for the government’s Putting Members’ Interests First (PMIF) legislation changes to insurance fast approaching,…

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