One of the most anticipated technologies in Australian agriculture, the Harrington Seed Destructor, has progressed to commercial production.
A “Targeting Pests & Weeds” information day will be held at the former Kingaroy DPI Research Station in Goodger Road, Kingaroy from 10:00am to 3:00pm this Friday, June 22.
AgForce has welcomed the announcement by the State Government of the appointment of 15 new pest and weed officers in Queensland, saying it is a positive first step.
South Burnett Regional Council will receive $1.6 million over the next six years to implement biodiversity and climate change programs across the region.
A new Crop Protection Officer will be stationed in Kingaroy – one of the 15 new biosecurity officers promised by the LNP in the lead-up to the State Election and announced by the government today.
South Burnett primary producers have been invited to attend special information days focussing on the latest research about local pests and weeds to held next month in Kingaroy and Durong.
The National Farmers’ Federation says its is pleased by the Federal Government’s recognition of agriculture’s strong growth prospects by committing new funding to key industry priorities in tonight’s Budget – but it’s dismayed by the decision to scrap funding for the FarmReady training program.
Cats Claw Creeper – a weed pest in the South Burnett – has been declared a “Weed of National Significance” based on its economic, environmental and social impact and potential to spread.