AUSVEG in the media (week ending 04/06/19)
AUSVEG National Manager – Communications Shaun Lindhe appeared in online media this week discussing the recent findings of redback spiders in supermarket broccoli. Mr Lindhe noted that the presence of redbacks can be a sign that the farmer is using environmentally sustainable growing practices, to reduce the levels of chemicals to control pests in their crops. For more information, please read the full article on The Whitsunday Times’ website.
AUSVEG Biosecurity Officer Madeleine Quirk appeared in online media this week discussing the threat of giant African snails to Australian horticulture. Ms Quirk noted that while the snail is not currently present in Australia, it poses a large risks to crops if it were to establish itself in the country. For more information, please read the full article on ABC Rural.