Barry, K and Gracie, A and Scott, J, Why Australia imports so many veggie seeds (and do we really need to treat them with fungicides?), The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 9 April 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]
Official URL: http://theconversation.com/why-australia-imports-s...
Organic farmers have reacted with alarm to a draft review released last week that recommends mandatory fungicide treatment for certain plant seeds imported into Australia, including broccoli, cauliflower, radish and spinach.
Over 19,000 people have signed a change.org petition objecting to the proposal, which is designed to strengthen biosecurity for plants of the brassicaceae family. Opponents say mandatory fungicide treatment could spell the loss of organic accreditation for organic vegetable growers who rely on imported seed.
|Item Type:||Magazine Article|
|Keywords:||seed, fungicide, organic|
|Research Division:||Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences|
|Research Group:||Horticultural production|
|Research Field:||Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Horticultural crops|
|Objective Field:||Field grown vegetable crops|
|UTAS Author:||Barry, K (Associate Professor Kara Barry)|
|UTAS Author:||Gracie, A (Associate Professor Alistair Gracie)|
|UTAS Author:||Scott, J (Dr Jason Scott)|
|Deposited By:||Agriculture and Food Systems|
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