Sowing success through transformational technologies
VG15021 aimed to produce new products with new uses for the Australian Vegetable Industry via transformational precision technologies which included a novel plant growth regulator (PGR1) previously shown to enhance crop resilience and technologies to enable the cost-effective delivery of PGR1 (costed at c. $20,000 g-1). The target audience was innovators and leaders in the Australian Vegetable Industry. A benefit cost analysis at project onset confirmed that the net present value and BC ratios were positive and high and adoptability analysis predicted time to peak technology adoption was 7.8 to 12.9 years.
The project combined and refined technologies via on-the-ground development with growers on-farm.
Project outcomes were successful development of cost-saving new products that fit operational requirements and were deemed as having high potential benefit and impact for the vegetable sector by leading growers.