Grow Help Australia - Queensland

Service summary

Why the Support is Provided?

To assist the horticulture industries including the nursery, cut flower, fruit, vegetable and allied industries to improve the production, quality and marketability of their products.

Targeted areas include:

  • increased profits
  • better control of pests, diseases and other disorders
  • improved production, quality and marketability
  • reduced and more effective use of chemicals
  • environmental issues
  • enhanced outcomes for consumers.

What Support is Provided?

Grow Help Australia offers a comprehensive service for the diagnosis of pests, diseases and disorders in horticultural corps and new crops. The group has special expertise in plants associated with amenity horticulture, such as nursery and cut flower crops. Recommendations on appropriate control measures are provided where available.

Grow Help Australia offers a plant health service which includes:

  • rapid and accurate diagnoses and analyses
  • unbiased and up-to-date remedial advice
  • specialist staff and facilities
  • protection of clients confidential information
  • extensive experience in tropical and sub-tropical crops.

Accurate diagnoses depend on careful selection and packaging of specimens, together with their rapid delivery and the provision of detailed information surrounding the problem. Further advice can be obtained by ringing the contact office.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility applies for this service.

Fees

Fees are higher for non-commercial users.

Fees vary depending on the category of service provided.

Information can be obtained by contacting the office or by visiting the web page at www.daff.qld.gov.au

Additional information

Samples must be of good quality to allow for the best possible chances of isolating the causal disease organism. As much as possible, send in whole plants or multiple whole plants. Some of the plant tissue should not have symptoms, some should have intermediate symptoms others should have bad symptoms. Never send in a dead plant.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Competitive Production Systems

Contact details

Grow Help Australia
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Competitive Production Systems


Operating address:
Ecosciences Precinct (ESP), 41 Boggo Road
DUTTON PARK
Queensland 4102
Mailing address:
Ecosciences Precinct (ESP), GPO Box 267
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3255 4365

Fax:

07 3846 2387
growhelp@daf.qld.gov.au

Customer Service Centre
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Website:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre Opens in a new browser window

Disclaimer

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