The processed vegetable industry is a significant contributor to the Tasmanian economy, and rising consumer demand to buy Australian-grown products created opportunities for growers to boost production.

Recognising the growing market demand for processed vegetables in Australia, Simplot Australia set ‘2020 Targets’ for key frozen vegetable processing crops, including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beans and sweet corn.

As part of a Hort Innovation-funded project, researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and Applied Horticultural Research, set out to learn what practices were being implemented by leading processing vegetable growers to increase the quality and yields of key frozen vegetable processing crops.

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