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Horticulture

Horticulture is Australia’s second largest rural production industry after wheat, and includes fruits, vegetables, and nursery/ornamental crops.

The majority of produce is grown for the domestic market, with horticultural exports making up approximately 13% of total value of production.

Fruits dominate horticultural exports with apples, oranges and table grapes being the most important while a wide range of vegetables are grown. Due to the range of climatic conditions and growing regions in Australia it is possible to have produce supplied throughout the year.

We look to enhance the soils’ health and fertility as a key strategy to developing more intensive cropping for the farmer. It is equally important to address the specific needs of a crop, as it is to address the challenges posed during each season.

For those reasons, BioAg cropping programs are tailored to suit each individual farm and paddock by analysing the results of soil and /or tissue tests alongside the location, history and characteristics of the block, as well as your budget and goals for yield and quality.

Below is a comprehensive list of winter crops and relevant BioAg sample programs.  

Crop solutions

Pome fruits

Vegetables

Berries

Leafy greens

Stone fruits

Potatoes

Citrus

Horticulture resources

  • Potato case study, Narrandera NSW

    Riverina potato grower, Jason Menegazzo, has improved tuber quality, pack-out rates and shelf life since switching to a biological nutrition program delivered through his centre pivot irrigation system. Jason manages the family farming company, G.M. Menegazzo and Compan...

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  • Organic produce case study, Coleambally NSW

    Former rice growers, Neill and Gina Wiseman, have transformed a block of worn-out station country into a thriving large-scale organic vegetable farm by using biological farming techniques. Neill and Gina and their sons, Ryan and Luke, are now earning premiums from the s...

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  • Onion case study, Keith SA

    Ciampa Produce annually grows more than 12,000 tonnes of onions and has increased average yields from 80 to 111 tonnes per hectare over the past three years. The Ciampa’s believe an important contributor has been an improved fertiliser strategy. This included the introd...

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  • Echuca Tomato demonstration 2014 – 2017

    Based in Echuca Victoria, Kagome Australia is the country’s largest tomato processing company, supplying many supermarkets in Australia and internationally with high quality, Australian grown product, which they have done since 1996. Kagome Australia conducted a number ...

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