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Queensland Horticulture News
New campaign encourages Australians to gap year in their own backyard
April 8, 2021

Peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom and Australia’s largest digital platform for high school leavers, Year13 have announced a new…

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Queensland horticulture to shine at Export Awards
March 30, 2021

The Queensland horticulture industry will come together this June to celebrate the industry’s export achievements at the Queensland Horticulture Export Dinner.  Presented by peak industry…

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Growcom unveils new look agvet chemical database
March 29, 2021

Peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom today unveiled a new look Infopest – the premier agvet chemical database for Australia’s agricultural and veterinary industries. …

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Taiwan to push pineapples into Australia
March 15, 2021

Consumers are being warned of inferior fruit due to arrive for the first time from Taiwan. Growcom, the peak industry body…

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Pest workshops help growers to be aware and be prepared
March 4, 2021

It has been a tough few months for Queensland fruit and vegetable growers; the recent detection of Fall Armyworm in many…

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Lack of confidence in labour hurts horticulture
February 26, 2021

The shortage of seasonal harvest labour in Australia continues to choke the productivity of the horticulture industry with the National Lost…

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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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Fruit and veg losses top $38 million
January 8, 2021

Crop losses across the country directly as a result of ongoing labour shortages have continued to mount over the festive season,…

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Industry and workers welcome Pacific Island extension
December 14, 2020

Growcom has today welcomed an announcement over the weekend by the Queensland Government to extend until 4 March 2021 the trial…

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North Queensland producer achieves first Hort360 GBR Reef Certification
December 14, 2020

The horticulture industry continues to demonstrate its commitment to best practice farming with the announcement of Zappala Tropicals in Bellenden Ker…

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National Lost Crop Register launches with $22 million in losses already reported
December 11, 2020

The National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council today launched the National Lost Crop Register enabling growers around the country to anonymously record…

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Fair Farms receives support from Fresh Markets Australia
December 9, 2020

Growcom, the peak representative body for Queensland horticulture is pleased to announce that Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has endorsed the industry-developed…

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