Grower News

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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Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) Floristry Competition

Providing Florists across Australia with an essential benchmarking opportunity, the competition is open to both students and floristry professionals alike.

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Women in Hort set to GO PINK

The leading ladies of Australia’s horticulture industry will paint the town pink at the Hort Connections 2018 conference in Brisbane, next week – and it’s all in the name of a good cause.

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Developing an affordable ecolabel for Aussie floriculture

Over the past year, Emily Rigby of Cedar Hill Flowers and Foliage has been working with the Australian Flower Industry to develop an accessible ‘ecolabel scheme’ for the Australian flower and foliage industry (AFFI) to allow Australian cut flower and foliage producers and exporters to maintain and grow their share of international floriculture markets.

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