Walnut Industry Research and Best Practice Implementation

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The aims of the project were to assist the Australian walnut growers to capitalise on the present period of rapid expansion in the industry and allow growers to compete successfully with imports and create a new export industry.
Walnut production from the previous project demonstrated that commercial yields of 0.3t ha-1 are attainable four years after planting grafted trees. In years five and six walnut yields were 1.3t ha-1 and 1.9t ha-1 respectively. With less than 5% of domestic market supplied by Australian walnuts, considerable opportunity exists for import replacement and for the development of exports into the Northern Hemisphere.

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