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to the world
The hydroponic sector in Virginia has not been
well-promoted despite the fact it offers significant
potential benefits in the form of large and secure
supply of quality fresh produce, local labour
demand, tourism, educational training and
substantial local income that supports the local
• Highlight to agencies, such as the local
government, that given the surging world
population and the finite natural resources
available for food-producing areas, the NAP is
one of the Australia's best, safe and well-
resourced production areas and should be
• Help relevant agencies see that the NAP can
become a unique peri-urban area where an urban
living area and a thriving horticulture sector are
• Understand the benefits of fresh quality local
produce, job opportunities, value-adding
businesses, increased local income, education and
training, and growth of green recreational areas
• Consider that the hydroponic sector needs strong
industry leadership to move for ward and to
secure a strong future in this region.
The Hortex Alliance is an organisation consisting
of growers, industry consultants, government
agencies and industry focused businesses and is
committed to industry development and the
facilitation of sustainable horticulture initiatives.
Details: Trevor Linke 0403 444 104.
Agriculture Sector Litres of water per $100 of output
Vegetables & Fruit
Wheat & Grain
2050 % inc 2000-2050 (+ or -)world
2,519,495 6,056,715 7,207,361 7,936,741 9,322,251
8,219 19,138 21,910 23,523 26,502
554,760 1,275,133 1,410,217 1,470,787 1,462,058
357,561 1,008,937 1,230,484 1,351,801 1,572,055
157,813 283,230 321,225 346,822 397,063
000,346 13,104 18,585 22,310 29,883 128.04%
Bangladesh 41,783 137,439 183,159 210,823 265,432
Call for feedback
AUSVEG is seeking feedback on the Minor Use Permit
Program. Many Australian vegetable growers rely on
treatments and protectants which are registered through
this program. The purpose of this feedback is to
determine which minor use treatments are still relevant
to Australian growers. AUSVEG is seeking feedback from
a diverse cross-section of growers from all states. If you
are interested, please email your name, state, contact
details and type of vegetables grown to
email@example.com. Once AUSVEG has received these
details, growers will receive an email containing a brief
feedback form for completion. This feedback process
should take less than five minutes.
Details: 03 9822 0388.
Census first before grant
AUSVEG is seeking expressions of interest from growers
to apply for grants under the Clean Technology
Investment Program. Washing and cooling vegetables is
an essential part of vegetable growing operations, but
despite the substantial costs involved with this process,
unless there is some form of manufacturing
(transformation) involved, growers are unable to apply
for funding to upgrade to more efficient equipment under
the Clean Technology Investment Grants scheme. There
is a possibility of having the scheme extended to apply
to horticulture, however, a census of growers who would
consider applying for these grants must first be taken to
assess interest within the industry.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Mulcahy hits out
AUSVEG chief executive officer Richard Mulcahy says
changes proposed under the draft Migration Amendment
Bill -- recently released by the Federal Government --
may unfairly hold growers and others in the community
criminally responsible if workers sent from labour hire
companies are working illegally in Australia. He also
criticised the Department of Immigration for providing
inadequate consultation on the bill.
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