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AUSVEG supports Coles supermarkets’ commitment to Australian-grown vegetables

May 4, 2012

A major new initiative to support Australian vegetable growers  announced by Coles supermarkets today in conjunction with vegetable processor Simplot and the Tasmanian government, has been endorsed by AUSVEG the Peak Industry Body for Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers. Read More »

Farming needs climate-smart revolution

May 1, 2012

BBC News reports major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption around the world if future generations are to be adequately fed. Farming must intensify sustainably, cut waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farms, it says. Read More »

Research confirms agriculture helps defines us

May 1, 2012

Seven out of 10 Australians believe agriculture contributes to the national identity. New research conducted for ‘Australian Year of the Farmer’ confirms the important role agriculture plays in what it means to be Australian. Read More »

Swarm of honey bees stopped at sea

May 1, 2012

A swarm of Asian honey bees, Apis cerana, was recently detected and destroyed on a vessel bound for Darwin. Master of the MV Changsha, Captain Guy Hamilton, alerted the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) prior to arrival in Australia that the crew had found and treated a bee swarm attached to a shipping container leaving Benete Bay, Indonesia. DAFF Biosecurity officers met the vessel on arrival to ensure the bees and hive had been properly removed and destroyed. Read More »

BG products available in Australia and NZ

May 1, 2012

Dutch Bio-Power Pty Ltd, an Australian- owned company, commenced in mid-2011 and operates from a head office based in Baulkham Hills in New South Wales and a distribution centre at Riverstone in north-west Sydney. Read More »

Australian Fresh Leaf expansion

May 1, 2012

With growing operations established in Melbourne, Victoria, and Bundaberg and Mareeba in Queensland, herb grower Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs (AFLH) is on track to expand production in the Northern Territory with planting currently underway in Darwin’s rural area. Read More »

7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems

April 30, 2012

The ISHS 7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems will be held at Wageningen (Netherlands) from 15 – 18 October 2012. The symposium will be held in the Forum building centrally located on the Wageningen UR campus and only a short distance from the city centre of Wageningen.

Light plays an important role in market-oriented greenhouse production. Products have to be ready for the market on time with the desired volume and quality. In order to meet these requirements, an optimal use of light as one of the most important production factors is of utmost importance. Natural light is free and its utilisation in greenhouse horticulture is necessary for sustainable crop production. The addition of supplementary artificial light however, will remain necessary in several regions of the world. Read More »