Welcome to Turf ‘n’ Surf, a podcast that tells stories in Queensland’s farming, fishing, biosecurity and forestry sectors. It features interviews with people at the heart of the state’s primary industries and looks at how the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is helping to grow this important sector. Each episode runs for about 20 minutes, and you can listen in any order you want.
Eradicating varroa mites – the sweetest success
26 Nov 2020
Our honey producing bees are under attack from a tiny invasive parasite measuring less than two millimetres in length and width.
SIPS: A licence to fish
08 Sep 2020
This episode of Turf ‘n’ Surf looks at how Queensland’s Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme, known as SIPS, supports the stocking of registered freshwater impoundments.
Workplace health management plans: COVID-safe farms
31 Jul 2020
With travel restrictions and health protocols, how do you ensure that there are enough seasonal workers to work on farms and that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is all but eliminated?
AgTech: Where agriculture meets technology
18 Sep 2020
The equipment and practices used in the agriculture industry have evolved over time as new technologies and knowledge have emerged
Food pilot plant: Making food dreams come true
19 Mar 2020
In the heart of suburban Brisbane is a place where scientists devote thousands of hours of research into turning food dreams into reality.
DCAP: Filling the missing link
14 Jan 2020
Find out how the DCAP is helping producers adapt and better manage drought and climate impacts.
Panama Tropical Race 4: Bending banana’s battle against Panama TR4
16 Dec 2019
This episode is about how Queensland’s banana growers, the banana industry and the Queensland Government are managing the impacts of Panama disease tropical race 4, known as Panama TR4.
African Swine Fever: the fight to save Queensland’s bacon
12 Nov 2019
This episode is all about the battle to prevent African Swine Fever from reaching Queensland shores.
Fish attractors: Dams of dreams
04 Oct 2019
Researchers at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have designed and built bespoke structures, called fish attractors, to create realistic habitat for fish at some of Queensland’s dams.
“Purple plague’s” threat to the Daintree
12 Sep 2019
Miconia, in Tahiti it’s called ‘green cancer’ and in Hawaii it’s called the ‘purple plague’.
Queensland’s Strawberry Industry
19 Aug 2019
Hear how strawberry growers have been overcoming challenges in the industry and what our strawberry breeders and industry development officers are doing to help.
Keeping the dogs out
25 Jul 2019
Find out how a fencing project to help Queensland’s sheep producers protect their flocks from wild dog attacks are doing so much more for regional communities.