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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

Cucurbits

Horticulture resources

  • Citrus case study, Griffith NSW

    Woodside Marketing is a family-owned national enterprise based in Griffith NSW. Its experience in farming fruit and vegetables spans three generations of the Vardanega family commencing with the arrival to Australia in 1912 of Girolamo Vardanega from Treviso Italy. Gran...

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  • Post-harvest – a key period for orchards and vineyards

    Post-harvest is an important period for perennial tree crops and vines. This is when carbohydrates and nutrient reserves (like nitrogen) are replenished prior to dormancy. These reserves are then used at bud or flower burst and the start of the next season. Post-harvest...

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  • Citrus case study, Dareton NSW

    The adoption of a biological nutrition program three years ago has significantly increased the profitability of Dareton district citrus grower and packer, Tony Barila, by improving fruit quality, yields and consistency. As a grower, he was experiencing a number of probl...

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  • Citrus case study, Ellerslie NSW

    The manager of a leading Sunraysia citrus orchard is convinced that a biological approach represents a safer, more cost-efficient and sustainable method of horticultural production than conventional fertiliser programs. According to Peter Donaldson, who has managed Pali...

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