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SA’s Samwell crowned Grower of the Year

South Australian vegetable grower and industry leader Scott Samwell has received the prestigious Grower of the Year Award, at the Hort Connections 2018 National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

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Using AI to rapidly ID pest species, biosecurity risks

Ever been fined $400 at the border for a forgotten banana and wondered about the strict biosecurity rules in New Zealand? A University of Canterbury academic is working to make it possible to instantly identify suspect insects, plants and fungi from a photo using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

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Alternative Protein Reports published

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research have just released their joint report on ‘The Evolution of Plant Protein – Assessing Consumer Response'.

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Seminar helps growers meet consumer needs

The Australian horticulture industry has been left inspired and excited by the 2018 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, a strategic levy investment using the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund, which was held in Brisbane alongside the Hort Connections 2018 conference.

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Growcom Chief Advocate takes top award

Peak industry body for horticulture Growcom’s, Chief Advocate, Rachel Mackenzie was awarded the National Awards for Excellence Women in Horticulture Award at the Hort Connections 2018 Gala Dinner in Brisbane.

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Organic mushroom grower named Young Grower of the Year

Victorian organic mushroom grower Chris McLoghlin has been presented with the Young Grower of the Year Award at the Hort Connections 2018 National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner.

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Ag pollutants a serious threat to world's water

Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet's ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report.

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