Industry News

Preventing soil-borne diseases
July 6, 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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Vegetable company innovating x-ray detection in sweet corn
July 6, 2020

A Scenic Rim vegetable company will utilise x-ray technology to detect insect damage and defects in sweet corn, as part of…

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Exotic tropicals – an industry gaining perpetual motion
July 6, 2020

By Mr Joshua Maunder – A third generation grower at Zappala Tropicals based in North Queensland. Jackfruit, Mangosteen, Rambutan and Durian…

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GS1 and Manbulloo create next level ‘whole-of-chain’ tracking
July 6, 2020

Manbulloo is Australia’s largest grower of mangoes, specialising in the world-renowned mango variety, Kensington Pride. The company takes ‘pride’ in delivering fresh,…

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A new tool in the disaster toolkit
July 3, 2020

One of the key challenges we face during and directly after a natural disaster is that a lot of the vital…

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Fair Work Ombudsman’s Horticulture Showcase – available in 36 languages
June 8, 2020

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Horticulture Showcase makes it easier for employers and employees in the horticulture industry to access information and…

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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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