2010 July: Bowen Tomato Crop Wiped Out

A BOWEN family’s greenhouse tomato crop has been wiped out by an act of horticultural vandalism. What’s more, there could be health implications due to the poisoned water being part of the household supply.

Wayne and Valerie Donnelly are hydroponic tomato growers next door to Supa Seedlings which lost more than 7 million vegetable seedlings when somebody poisoned the irrigation system late last week. The Donnellys have lost all of their 16,000 truss tomato plants which has put them out of action for the entire growing season.