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Queensland melons, back on New Zealand’s menu

Rural News

Queensland melon growers are preparing to export their produce across the Tasman in coming months as a ban put in place for biosecurity purposes lifts.

The market was shut down in December 20-19, following the detection of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus, costing the industry millions of dollars.

New Zealand will again be accepting imports, after authorities reached a workable solution on biosecurity protocols.

Rural reporter Sophie Clarke caught up with Melons Australia Executive Officer Jonathon Davey to find out what it means for growers.

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