Plan in place for Territory melon producers

By Lyndon Keane
Updated September 22 2015 - 1:46pm, first published November 13 2014 - 4:00am
On the back of this month’s Northern Australia Food Futures Conference, Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe said the government was investigating options to allow producers whose properties were inside quarantine areas to grow melons during the ban.
On the back of this month’s Northern Australia Food Futures Conference, Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe said the government was investigating options to allow producers whose properties were inside quarantine areas to grow melons during the ban.

KATHERINE watermelon producers crippled by the outbreak of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus could be producing interim crops on Northern Territory government-owned land in the not-too-distant future under a proactive plan to keep them financially viable during growing bans on their own properties.

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