- About 7 million plants, including 4 million tomato and 2 million capsicum seedlings, were poisoned when vandals allegedly put herbicide into the water supply at a north Queensland nursery last month.
- Melon, eggplant, cucumber and pumpkin crops were also affected and police are investigating. The Bowen region, about 200 kilometres south of Townsville, produces about 80 per cent of Australia's fruit and vegetables during winter. Story here
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