New Horizons at Costa farm
A GROUP of employees from New Horizons Enterprise had a first-hand look at the important role they are playing in managing Queensland Fruit Fly, during a recent visit to the Costa berry farm at Corindi.
New Horizons is a social enterprise which operates an Australian Disability Enterprise in Coffs Harbour, providing meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.
Costa sought New Horizons assistance to produce material used to assist in controlling Queensland Fruit Fly. The team at New Horizons has previously assisted with products for the irrigation systems.
The Corindi farm’s operations manager Torsten Werner said the work was a critical part of the pest management process.
“We were pleased we could utilise the team at New Horizons for this work. We have had a long relationship with the organisation, having used them for a range of tasks over the years,” Mr Werner said.
“We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation, by showing the group exactly how the items they produce are put into operation, and to give them a tour of the whole berry operation.”
New Horizons also provides Costa with a secure paper shredding service, which is a key part of Costa’s recycling activities.
AT THE FARM: Costa Berry Category general manager David Jordan (centre) shares some raspberries with the team from New Horizons.