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Great Barrier Reef farm run-off targeted in new program to certify water quality practices – ABC News

Queensland fruit and vegetable growers have two years left to meet targets on achieving quality parameters for water quality, or the State Government may regulate farm practices.

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Queensland fruit and vegetable growers in Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments will work to certify their commitment to water quality under a new scheme launched this week.
Key points:

  • Horticulturalists promised to create a best management practice certification
  • The state’s Environment Minister last year exempted fruit and vegetables from reef run-off laws
  • A manager of the scheme says more extension help is needed

Industry representative body Growcom announc…

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