The Australian vegetable industry needs a coordinated and responsive research and development (R&D) program that meets the needs of growers in supporting a competitive and sustainable industry.
• Co-ordinating the delivery of key research outputs to vegetable growers in an easy to use format, and
• Developing and delivering a range of resources to assist those in the vegetable industry to make better business decisions.
To learn more about the industry development sub-programs and how they are working together to meet the development needs of the vegetable industry click here.
Fact sheets have been developed on a range of topics for vegetable growers. Information is presented in an easy-to-read format with a focus on ‘how to’ implement changes and utilise resources. These fact sheets covering a wide variety of issues (including managing pests and diseases, business planning, understanding supply chains and post-harvest management) can be accessed here.
Regular e-newsletters, which are an essential resource for the vegetable industry, are also available. These newsletters provide information on the latest research outcomes and other industry R&D activities. Recent editions of this newsletter are available here.
Researchers and other industry service providers conduct many R&D activities across Australia to inform growers on research outcomes and the development of new resources.
Investment in R&D activities is funded by the national vegetable levy and matching funds from the Australian Government.
Investment is directed by the Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee and administered by Horticulture Australia Limited. To find out more click here.