Farmers in the Yarra Valley, Goulburn Murray Valley and Greater Sunraysia have welcomed the announcement that Victorian State Government funding has been approved for the appointment of three regional co-ordinators to help combat Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF).
The Government has listened to the concerns of farmers and will make improvements to the delivery of the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) payment, to make it easier for those who are experiencing hardship.
Chickpea growers across Queensland and New South Wales need warm, dry weather heading towards harvest to reduce the disease risk and ensure “reasonable” yields in crops that have survived a wetter than average growing season.
Tasmanian soil scientist Dr Doris Blaesing will visit South Australian vegetable farms to explain how growers can restore their soils and manage potential diseases following the recent floods to hit the state.
Grain growers are being encouraged to implement strategies to ensure harvest 2016 is a safe one.
Irrigators in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area will benefit from an additional $25 million for on-farm water infrastructure projects following strong demand for the programme, which is already delivering for 348 farms across NSW.
Growcom's Hort360 program, the best management practice program for horticulture, has released a new video case study highlighting the farm systems implemented by local Sunshine Coast grower Taste 'n' See to control pests and reduce chemical use.