Grower News

It’s sweetcorn, but not as you know it!

Scientists in Queensland are developing purple sweetcorn varieties with the horticulture industry to help growers respond to increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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Urban farms 'critical' to adapt to climate change

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They may look small scale, but rooftop farms, vertical gardens and allotments could prove crucial in fighting hunger in urban areas, researchers have said.

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Stink bug treatment for Italian shipping containers

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs arriving into New Zealand in sea containers from Italy.

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Seasonal labour a vital ingredient - HortNZ

RSE workers supplement other seasonal employees, and account for roughly one in five of all seasonal workers across the country, says Horticulture New Zealand CEO Mike Chapman.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in West Hindmarsh

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in West Hindmarsh following the discovery of a gravid (with eggs) female in the area on Monday, 8 January.

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