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Competition sheds light on agricultural science

March 19, 2015

School students around the country will be learning some important lessons on photosynthesis with this year’s Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition theme – No light…no life! Read More »

TropAg2015

March 19, 2015
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The inaugural Tropical Agriculture Conference 2015 (TropAg2015) will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 16-18 November. Themed, ‘Meeting the Productivity Challenge in the Tropics’, the  event will focus on the biggest challenges of our lifetime – how to feed an increasing population in the tropics? And what are the opportunities presented by rapidly rising living standards across Asia? Read More »

More unified future for Australian horticulture

March 19, 2015

Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Richard Colbeck, officially welcomed two new bodies—Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIA Ltd) and the Voice of Horticulture (VoH)—at a Horticulture Industry Forum in Canberra today. Read More »

Hydroponic Gardening for backyarders

March 15, 2015
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Casper Publications has updated and released the bestseller Hydroponic Gardening as an eBook, available on DVD. Hydroponics for the home gardener is an economical and simple way to turn your backyard, no matter how big or small, or balcony into productive vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Designed for beginners of all ages, this eBook teaches the basics of hydroponic gardening—how to grow hydroponic plants from seed, and to feed them with naturally balanced nutrients. It also shows you how to transplant plants from soil to hydroponics and how to take clones from valuable plant stock for hydroponic cultivation. Read More »

GOTAFE Launches Online Certificate III in Production Horticulture at GFIA2015

March 9, 2015
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Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, also known as GOTAFE, in partnership with Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine, have announced the launch of an online Certificate III in Production Horticulture course at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA2015), being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates. The GOTAFE Certificate III is the first Australian accredited Production Horticulture course to be offered online to overseas participants. The online course is particularly aimed at owner/managers and farm hands employed in the greenhouse horticulture industry. Read More »

Innovation in horticulture key to future success

March 3, 2015

Economists and industry leaders agree—future growth in the Australian horticulture sector will depend on industry innovation. ABARES Senior Economist, Brian Moir, speaking as part of a panel discussion on horticulture innovation, said the industry would need to continue its focus on developing new products and new markets. Read More »

Online Certificate III in Production Horticulture

February 28, 2015
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Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, in partnership with Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine, launch the accredited online Certificate III in Production Horticulture course at the forthcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-11 March 2015. By STEVEN CARRUTHERS Read More »