Wide Bay Burnett

About the Project

The program will deliver various activities targeted to the region’s Vegetable Producers:

  • Wide Bay Burnett  Regional Stakeholder Event
  • Wide Bay Burnett R&D Forum
  • 2 Blogs on R&D topics
  • Assisting with field trials and R&D programs currently being run in the region.

There are 10 specific vegetable-levy funded programs that BFVG will concentrate on engaging in the region and these include:

  • Strategic approach to weed management; 
  • Adoption of precision systems;
  • Vegetable agri-chemical pest management needs and priorities;
  • vegetable industry export program;
  • field and landscape management tot support beneficial arthropods for IPM;
  • Soil Wealth program;
  • Vegetable export facilitators;
  • area wide management of vegetable diseases;
  • VegPRO;
  • National Vegetable Industry Communications Program. 

Contact BFVG
If you have a particular area of R&D that you would like to know more about, email 

In the Media

WEBINAR: Growing biofumigants – what variety and when | January 2020

In Part 1 the discussion focuses on:

  • Biomass produced – how well they grew
  • Glucosinolate production – how ‘hot’ was the biomass

WEBINAR: Growing biofumigants – what variety and when | January 2020

In Part 2 John discusses the following:

  • Any pest and disease issues during growth
  • Early indications of their impact on some soil-borne diseases.

InfoVeg: Vegetable Leafminer update | October 2018

The Vegetable leafminer is a pest of agricultural concern in many parts of the world. Between 2008 and 2015, the pest was detected on multiple islands in the Torres Strait.

The Guardian Article | Thursday 19th April 2018

Robots, drones and sensors

WHERE in the world will you find a mechatronic engineer, a farmer,arobot and a decent egg and bacon sandwich all under the one roof? At the BFVG Agriculture Hub at Agrotrend!

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