Australia's pineapple industry is calling for more research into deadly foreign diseases that could cripple plantations.
In June, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recommended fresh decrowned pineapple imports be permitted subject to a raft of quarantine measures.
A Senate committee has been investigating the issue and will hand down its findings at the end of the month.
Many Queensland pineapple growers say biosecurity officials should conduct more research before allowing Malaysian imports into Australia.
Central Queensland grower Nathan Stevens has told ABC TVs 730 Queensland program that he hopes biosecurity officials change their minds.
"I'm not to sure why they would want to bring pineapples in from Malaysia," he said.
"Secondly, why they would want to risk ruining our industry by importing diseases which we haven't got here now." An agronomist with the company Tropical Pines, Col Scott, also told the program that governments should fund research to investigate the effects of 'heart rot' and fruit collapse diseases.
Mr Scott says there has already been massive crop losses in Malaysia and Hawaii.
"As an industry we'd like to be able to fund further research there," he said.
"The Australian industry is quite short of money as well and we feel that as an industry because it's such an important incursion and could cause problems here in Australia, that we should be looking towards our Government to help us." There will be more on this story tonight on .