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Queensland Horticulture News
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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Growers welcome focus on ethical sourcing
November 26, 2020

Growcom today welcomed the release by the major supermarkets of their very first annual reports on ethical sourcing required under the…

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Leaving a mark on agriculture
November 12, 2020

Growcom today congratulated all those Members of Parliament announced by Premier Palaszczuk as making up the new Queensland Cabinet, and especially…

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Soil and Nutrition Masterclass for horticulture growers in Gympie
November 3, 2020

Following on from a successful series of soils workshops in July, peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom, has partnered with…

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Queensland Horticulture News
Premier Palaszczuk to grow Queensland horticulture
November 2, 2020

Growcom today congratulated Premier Palaszczuk and the Labor Party on their convincing victory at the Queensland state election over the weekend. …

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Queensland Horticulture News
Go west where the jobs are best
October 15, 2020

The latest jobs figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirm the unemployment rate had risen to 6.9…

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Queensland Horticulture News
Soils & Nutrition Masterclass for horticulture growers
October 13, 2020

Following on from a successful series of soils workshops in July, peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom, is running a…

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