The Business Development team collaborate with key industry stakeholders (suppliers, farmers, advisors, consultants, contractors and processors) in developing new opportunities in the areas of advice, nutrition, crop protection, seed, non- crop (forestry and industrial) and seed production.
Projects we work on include;
Internal research projects for continual innovation
Vegetable variety trials to assess suitability to the local growing conditions and market requirements
Field days and discussion groups for primary producers
External research, development and extension projects partnering with other agribusinesses/grower organisations/horticultural companies etc.
Production of professional reports and social media updates for the extension of knowledge to clients and industry
Design and implementation of applied on-farm trials
Develop tailored consultancy packages to address client requirements in areas of vegetation management, agronomy, research, forestry and many other sectors
Integrated vegetation management for a statewide transport corridor including industrial herbicide recommendations, seasonal planning, assistance with following legislative weed control requirements and weed identification services
Managing trial with a forestry company, assessing different approaches to maximising plantation production
A suite of applied agronomy field trials (nationally) assessing innovative products and management practices and the impact on agricultural productivity
Screening, small plot and semi-commercial trials of pipeline vegetable genetics in onions, carrots, brassicas and lettuces working with seed companies, growers and packers/processors
Pre commercial development of a balanced micro-granular starter fertiliser ideal for small seed crops
Development of foliar fertiliser programmes to increase processing potato yields
When the wind blows a certain way in the small Tasmanian town of Longford, the odours from the local abattoir and sewage treatment plant combine, leaving locals sickened and rushing to fill out their "pong survey".
Fewer duck hunters have taken part in the start of the season in Victoria and while protesters hope the drop in numbers will lead to the end of the controversial activity, shooters say the pursuit is still popular.