Industry News

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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Optimising harvest yields: preventing soil-borne diseases
March 9, 2020

Destructive pests such as nematodes, fungi, insects, weeds, and other pathogens can be devastating to a crop. Many common soil-borne issues…

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Strengthen your farm systems with biodiversity
March 9, 2020

Biodiversity in any given area can benefit growers in several ways. Vegetation within and surrounding the farm property can assist to…

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Fertiliser suppliers, growers under pressure to manage big bag waste
January 29, 2020

Looming environmental regulations and new State laws already in place are building pressure on the Australian fertiliser industry to effectively manage…

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Pineapple cropping trials for improved reef water quality outcomes
January 21, 2020

The iconic pineapple is an important contributor to the Queensland horticultural sector. However, pineapple cropping systems can be vulnerable to erosion…

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Working through tough times
January 14, 2020

Article excerpt provided by SuperFriend Major events like relationship break-ups or the death of a loved one can be life-changing. However,…

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FNQ growers benefit from new agreement with government to address skills shortages
January 13, 2020

Having trouble recruiting or retaining semi-skilled or skilled staff? Far North Queensland now has the benefit of a new agreement with…

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North Queensland growers have better access to QRIDA services
December 4, 2019

Horticulture growers in Townsville, Burdekin and Ayr have better access to support services after Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA)…

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Enhancing skills of the Karen Community
December 4, 2019

By QAWN Officer, South East Queensland – Craig Dillon Recently I have been working closely with HELP Enterprises, a non-for-profit organisation,…

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Citrus farm reaping the benefits of Pacific Labour Mobility – and its workers are too
December 4, 2019

Queensland growers who can’t find enough local workers during the busy harvest season are turning to the Australian Government’s Pacific labour…

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