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Senate Committee inquiry into the commercial use of bumblebees in Tasmania

February 24, 2016

On 3 February 2016, the Senate referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee a range of matters relating to the risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial purposes. The committee has invited written submissions addressing issues that may be of relevance, to be lodged by 3 March 2016. Read More »


February 23, 2016

To tackle the challenges of climate in the future, Australian primary industries will need world leading innovation and this will be one of the key focus areas of the Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI) conference being held in Sydney in April. Read More »

Australasia’s leading Irrigation event for 2016

February 18, 2016
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Australasia’s leading irrigation event, Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition, will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract 3,500+ trade visitors and 300+ conference delegates who will gather to get a glimpse of the future of irrigation. Read More »

Conference to prove how City Greening makes healthier, happier places

February 15, 2016

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) invites all those with an interest in making our cities healthier and happier to join them in Vancouver, Canada on 16-18 March 2016 for the AIPH International Green City Conference, sponsored by TD Canada.

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Brinkman Australia increase sales team

February 12, 2016
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Brinkman Australia have announced that David Francis has joined the business. David formerly owned and managed Duralite Horticultural Supplies and has extensive knowledge of fertiliser and growing media. He has over 32 years experience in the horticultural industry, and with a Degree in Horticulture he is able to assist growers with technical advice. He is also a past President of the Hydroponic Society of Victoria and a past Committee Member of the Hydroponic Farmers Federation.

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‘Smart Farming’ comes to regional NSW

February 11, 2016
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Australian start-up Nectar Farms is planning to create the largest hi‐tech glasshouse operation in Australia – and has announced its second proposed site at Oberon in regional NSW. Read More »

Spate of falls incidents prompts SafeWork warning

February 11, 2016
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SafeWork NSW is urging businesses and workers across the State to take extreme care after two workers were killed and eight others seriously injured in falls from heights since the beginning of the year. Read More »