The autumn edition of Vegetables Australia should be reaching mailboxes in the next week. Keep your eye out for another jam-packed edition with the latest veg industry news, R&D project updates, industry member profiles and case studies, and much more!

In this publication, you’ll find AUSVEG’s priorities for the upcoming 2022 Federal Election. Throughout the latter half of 2021 and in early 2022, AUSVEG consulted and engaged with its growers and State Members to produce a comprehensive set of policies to support our growers and industry.

Meanwhile, smart farming is on the horizon for Australian vegetable growers. In November 2021, it was announced that a multi-million-dollar ‘Smart Farm’ facility will be established in Gatton, Queensland. We speak to the thought-leader behind the concept, Ian Layden from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, about how the initiative will work and what it will offer the vegetable industry.

Hort Connections returns to Brisbane in June and this edition provides an update on the three-day conference and trade show. There are several key changes to Hort Connections, including a fresh website and more streamlined processes for delegates.

Also featuring in Vegetables Australia – Autumn 2022 is an overview of the 2020/21 Hort Stats Handbook. The Handbook offers the most comprehensive and contemporary data available on all sectors of the Australian horticulture industry in one easy-to-read guide. Additionally, we look at how Australian vegetables performed on the export front. Root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and onions remained the top three export crops for the Australian vegetable industry.

This edition features former Alice Springs vegetable grower Moe McCosker, who defied the doubters and overcame many challenges to successfully grow a range of vegetables in a hydroponic setting. We also chat to the Soil First Tasmania team and potato grower Michael Heyes about soil amendment trials that are taking place in potato crops.

There is much more in this edition of Vegetables Australia, and you can read it all online. However, you can subscribe to receive future editions of the magazine for free by emailing Please provide your mailing address.

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