Keep up to date with every new upload!

Join free & follow Queensland Country hour
  • 2 years ago
Country Hour for Thursday 4 August, 2016

Country Hour for Thursday 4 August, 2016



Today on the Country Hour, leaders in the cotton industry are on the Gold Coast to talk markets, marketing and new development in the industry; it is 20 years since the GM cotton was introduced into Australia, it has seen a reduction in the use of pesticides; on the flip side the overuse of glyphosate is threatening the future usefulness of the herbicide as weeds develop resistance and as growers welcome the higher returns for the their cotton the industry is warned consumers will go for the cheaper option of synthetics. Farmers from all over the state, rally and march to parliament house in protests against tree clearing laws