"We often hear about how different agriculture is in other parts of the world and as Australian farmers, it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger global picture as we plan for our businesses into the future", writes Stuart Armitage, QFF President, in a column for Queensland Country Life.
"While spending five weeks travelling throughout Europe, I took the opportunity to get my boots dirty and learn about some of the different technologies and practices in place. Here are some general observations and reflections.
"Australia isn’t the only world leader in creating and adopting new technologies to produce sustainable and economically viable agricultural products.
"Flower businesses in the Netherlands are using the reliable warmth of glasshouses during the crisp northern winters to grow plants year-round in a closed-loop system."