Safeguarding the future of the Tasmanian pea industry
The processed green pea industry in Tasmania is focused on increasing its economic competitiveness in a global market through increasing production efficiencies.
Each year, Tasmanian growers produce approximately 24,000 tonnes of green peas for processing worth an estimated $10 million at the farm gate.
The vast majority of these peas are frozen and sold in domestic markets and crop establishment practices have been identified as key areas for improvement.
Over three years, researchers at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) joined forces with Simplot Australia to undertake an investigation that focused on improving the productivity and profitability of processing peas in Tasmania.
The research was part of a Hort Innovation-funded project, which looked at precision seeding benefits for processing pea production.
Click here to read an article outlining the project findings.