NQ horticulture industry "back on it's feet" two years after 2019 floods

Ben Harden
By Ben Harden
Updated May 18 2021 - 12:38am, first published May 12 2021 - 6:00am
Watermelons: $5. An old truck with a tray piled with hefty watermelons parked beside the highway between Townsville and Charters Towers stands as a sample of the hundreds of acres of fresh produce grown at Jon Caleo's Black River Produce enterprise.

AFTER losing 800 tonnes of produce in the 2019 monsoonal floods in North Queensland, a Charters Towers producer has bounced back with hundreds of acres of fresh produce planted this season.

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Ben Harden

Ben Harden

Queensland Country Life Journalist

Based in Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Contact: 0437528907

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