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Voice of Horticulture said that it applaudes Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) for securing almost $6.8 million of the Federal Government grant and co-investor funding which will help to deliver a $21 million injection across all key plant biosecurity sectors of Australia.
The Hort Connections conference has broken all records as the biggest horticulture event in Australian and New Zealand history, according to the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA-ANZ).
The Australian Department of Agriculture & Water (ABARES) surveyed 600 vegetable, horticulture and cotton farmers in 2015-16 to investigate their use of hired labour, recent recruitment experiences and expected future requirements for labour.
Southbank TAFE has confirmed its support for Australia Flower Festival, and its ultra-modern campus at 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane will play host to the biggest event on the Australian floristry calendar for 2017.
UFG said that it was certain everyone felt the pressure last week as demand was high and supply was abnormally low for this time of year. Growers are feeling the effects of poor weather conditions nationwide, which has seen less product availability throughout all three of its auctions.
Australia’s busiest pollinators have received a boost after the official launch a multi-faceted effort to maintain the health of the nation’s bees along with its $1.8 billion pollination-reliant horticulture and grain industries.
FLONZI (Florists New Zealand Incorporated) will have fourteen apprentice florists, each competing for the Apprentice Florist of the Year, at the upcoming New Zealand Flower and Garden Show to be held at Trusts Arena, Auckland.
Queensland-based Community Blooms is seeking expressions of interest for involvement in a new non-profit, community-based project to bring kindness, joy and encouragement to vulnerable men, women and children within the community.
The Australian Federal Government’s Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2017-18 Budget last week, which contained a series of measures for small business.
Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity) and the University of Auckland have been researching Argentine ants to determine how odour and physical cues help them to forage for food.