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Silver Anniversary issue – November 2016

October 31, 2016

Happy 25th Birthday to us and welcome to this Silver Anniversary issue of Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses. Our first issue was published as a bi-monthly magazine in November/December 1991 – we look forward to the next 25 years!

Fresh Markets Australia responds to ACCC’s horticulture report

October 31, 2016

Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has responded to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into fair trading issues in the horticulture industry saying it shares many of the concerns raised over what are unworkable Federal Government regulations. Read More »

Priva opens new branch office in Australia

October 28, 2016
Priva offices worlwide

In September 2016, Priva opened a new branch office in Victoria, Australia. This is the 18th office of the Dutch family-owned business and will operate as the sales and support office for Australia and New Zealand. With the appointment of Marcus van Heijst as account manager, the company has gained a horticulture expert with over 20 years of local experience. Together with the partners operating on this continent, Priva is investing in additional knowledge and additional service for its local customers. Read More »

AUSVEG welcomes ACCC’s report on hort issues

October 28, 2016

Leading horticultural organisation AUSVEG has welcomed yesterday’s release of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into competition and fair trading issues facing the Australian horticulture and viticulture industries. The report follows extensive consultation by the ACCC and identifies several key issues affecting growers in horticulture and viticulture, including the need for reforms to the Horticulture Code of Conduct and problems surrounding imbalances in bargaining power. Read More »

Researchers and industry unite in multi-million dollar pollination campaign

October 26, 2016
Varroa mite

Top local and international pollination researchers have combined forces with Australian fruit, vegetable and nut growers in a multi-million dollar effort to bolster pollinator populations and support the vibrant future of Australian horticulture. Read More »

Professional development event hits the mark

October 21, 2016
Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s development event.

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s professional development event at Melbourne Markets focused on the latest in chemical and microbial testing issues, providing attendees with extra resources and knowledge to help them make better decisions and get the greatest value from their testing dollar. Read More »

Biosecurity Queensland confident of eradicating varroa jacobsoni

October 12, 2016
Varroa mite on pupa

Biosecurity Queensland is confident that the varroa mite incursion in Townsville can be eradicated by destroying infested Asian Honey Bee (AHB) colonies in the Townsville area. It is focused on detecting and destroying all AHB within the 10 kilometre zone around the two original varroa mite detections. Read More »