- Production Manager
- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environments Entomologist
- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
- Director of Business Development | Middle East | Agtech
- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
- Trader Asian Market
- Avocado Growing Manager - Kenya
- Sales Manager for Nordic countries (H/F)
- Trader - Buyer Zachtfruit en Exoten
- Senior Breeder
Top 5 -yesterday
- “I don’t know how blueberry farmers are going to survive”
- Shelf-life extension technology reduces brown stems in grapes
- Avocados Australia looks at export markets as growers brace for another oversupply situation
- "The recent price of Chilean cherries is lower than the same period last year"
- Israel’s 2022-2023 citrus season estimated to be lower and challenging
Top 5 -last week
- Growing potatoes 'in thin air' could increase profits up to 20 percent
- More early South African grapes kept locally
- Early stonefruit, perhaps early grapes as well
- “You don’t only have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but you also have to know how to work with others"
- Dutoit opens new Cherry Time™ packhouse with a ‘cherrific’ crop
Top 5 -last month
Study: Aussie hort industry productive, entrepreneurial and innovative
The study included a survey of over 500 horticulture growers, ranging from micro producers to larger-scale operations. The rich suite of responses indicated how growers innovate and seek to improve farm productivity.
The results of the study suggest the horticulture industry tends to outperform the average business in Australia when it came to innovation – with almost 80 percent of horticultural producers reporting some form of innovation, whether it was new to the farm or new to the industry.
Additionally, the study found that producers perceived increasing profit as the most important motive for innovation and the most important benefit that they gain from it. The most likely types of innovation identified in the study included new crop types or cultivars, new equipment, soil and pest management practices, and fertiliser applications.
Some 64 percent of producers indicated that they engaged in Research and Development (R&D) activities. Of these producers, 55 percent were small to medium enterprises and 26.5 percent were micro growers.
The study concluded that that innovation is a prime determinant of competitive advantage and productivity across Australia's horticultural producers.
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