This project was initiated at the request of local greenhouse and hydroponic growers to investigate, evaluate with a view to import and adopt protected cropping technology from Israel into Australia. The main purposes of the tour included: observe and discuss technology first hand that might be appropriate for adoption by Australian protected cropping industry to improve their businesses, improve the understanding of overseas R&D and its relevance, encouraging growers to be more active in prioritising research in Australia and establish and promote linkages between Australian growers and overseas industry members and researchers.