Media Releases

Higher water prices flow on to consumers
February 20, 2020

The Queensland Government is currently considering recommendations from the Queensland Competition Authority for dramatic and unsustainable increases to irrigation water prices….

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Opportunity in new access to Indonesia
February 12, 2020

Growcom welcomes the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) recently passed by the Indonesian Parliament. Growcom CEO David Thomson said the…

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Minister Littleproud ratoons to Agriculture
February 7, 2020

Ratooning is the practice in agriculture of harvesting a crop with the intention of it growing back to produce a fresh…

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Dry weather disease a greater threat to Queensland
February 6, 2020

The Bundaberg community and wider Queensland horticulture industry is deeply disappointed today as the Palaszczuk Government continues to push through Parliament…

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Paradise Dam powers only destroy trust
February 4, 2020

The irrigators of Bundaberg are rightfully angry today at the rushed introduction of legislation into Parliament giving the Minister for Water…

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Fresh produce supply chains remain strong
January 16, 2020

Bushfires in the south of Australia have closed highways resulting in some reduction in supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. As produce…

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Growcom welcomes amended Moreton Water Plan
December 30, 2019

After a year of negotiation, peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom has welcomed the amended Moreton Water Plan which will…

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Lost Paradise makes us all insecure
November 29, 2019

Earlier today Minister Lynham responded to industry and community calls for greater transparency around the issues plaguing Paradise Dam in announcing…

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Understanding On-farm Nitrogen Losses with Hort360
November 7, 2019

Curious to learn more about bioreactors and if they have a place in your farming system? Join Growcom’s Hort360 Facilitators Michelle…

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Australia’s horticulture sector backs industry-led certification program
November 7, 2019

Almost 100 growers and other horticulture businesses from across Australia have joined the industry-developed Fair Farms Training and Certification Program since…

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Growers prepare for storm season with Hort360 Zoom Session
October 10, 2019

Horticulture growers are being urged to get ready for storm season by signing up for an online, after-hours workshop on building…

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No great barrier to horticulture
September 19, 2019

Statement by Growcom CEO, David Thomson on the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill Today…

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