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18-12-2017

Preventing agricultural mobile plant roll-over fatalities

In December 2017, a worker on a Tamborine Mountain avocado farm was killed when a single seat ride-on mower being driven by another worker rolled over on a steep slope and crushed her.

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18-12-2017

Stingless bees latest weapon to protect Aussie crops

Researchers are boosting their understanding of native stingless bees as pollinators in a $10M effort to help safeguard Australia’s fruit, nut, vegetable and cut flower supply into the future.

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15-12-2017

Could blockchain revolutionise the ag supply chain?

There is a lot of excitement and talk about ‘blockchain’ but yet little is known about what it actually is, and how this digitised technology could be implemented in the agrisector.

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15-12-2017

Country freedom status

MPI provides a searchable database to help exporters determine whether certain plant pest or disease organisms are present in New Zealand.

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14-12-2017

Celebrating the rose in SA

The Limestone Coast was the centre of the rose universe earlier this month, when the Rose Society of South Australia converged on Mount Gambier, enjoying a whirlwind tour of the region’s best gardens and the hospitality of The Barn.

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11-12-2017

Chemical access update continues

Australia's flower industry associations have been working collaboratively at a national level and with the Nursery & Garden Industry Australia to improve chemical access for flower growers across Australia.

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11-12-2017

Ball opens 18-ha production facility in Australia

Ball Australia says it has exciting times ahead with the expansion of its existing young plant production and seed distribution business.

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11-12-2017

More biosecurity officers for summer rush

Thirty-two new quarantine officers have graduated from their training, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries' biosecurity defences at New Zealand’s border.

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07-12-2017

Farmer confidence falls sharply from record highs

New Zealand farmer confidence remains at net positive levels overall, but has dropped sharply from the record highs recorded in the previous two quarters, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey indicates.

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28-11-2017

More biosecurity fines for NZ visitors

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it is taking a hard line on arriving air passengers who fail to declare items that could bring pests or diseases into New Zealand.

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