Forces join to protect the reef

Collaboration between sectors will help reduce the effects of agriculture on the Great Barrier Reef.

Farmers, conservationists and resource management bodies have formally joined forced to protect Australia's precious Great Barrier Reef from the affects of agricultural activity. Members of the Reef Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a code of conduct that … [Read more...]

BOM promises farmers better seasonal forecasting

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Farmers and growers often find themselves at the mercy of Mother Nature, but her movements are about to become easier to predict with improved seasonal forecasting. The Bureau of Meteorology will invest $3.3 million to improve the accuracy and frequency of seasonal projections in order to aid … [Read more...]

New online tool makes ag mapping easy

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Precision agriculture (PA) and farm mapping are key strategies to maximise yield but can often be a complicated subject for farmers to get their head around. The South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) have released their precision agriculture ‘Mapping Basics 101’ online booklet to … [Read more...]

Peak body calls for transparency in horticultural industry

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Peak representative body Growcom has called for a focus on improving transparency through all stages of the fruit and vegetable growing industry a review of the Horticultural Code of Conduct. Providing farmers with real time price information is outlined as a major priority to ensure that famers … [Read more...]

A Voice for Rural and Regional Queensland

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Agriculture lobby group, Agforce, says it believes that the state election result whilst confused will bode well for Agriculture in the future. Agforce has voiced its many concerns throughout the Queensland state election regarding the lack of representation of the state’s Agriculture … [Read more...]