Farm Productivity and Quality Enhancement Program

Summary

The project will trial a programme of soil amendments across Australia, involving a large range of different soils. The soil amendments will aim to provide farmers of Australian and South African natives (hereafter 'Wildflowers') with a consistent scientific approach to balance soil chemistry on a wide range of soils. Each soil amendment programme will be individually tailored to the soil in question.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Flower Association of Queensland Incorporated

Objective Summary

This project aims to investigate a method of improving crop productivity and quality, using the one method of soil amendment across a wide range of soil and climatic types. Trials to date have shown promising results using this method. Objectives include: to gain a data base of soil types and cropping across Australia to involve the wildflower industry as a whole in an experiential learning exercise, based on their farms, their crops, their soils and their climate zones to assess the impact of a new approach to maximising quality and productivity of wildflower crops to improve productivity and efficiency on wildflower farms to enhance the sustainability of the industry by driving demand and thus price for the product upwards to provide a network for industry communication and an impetus for working towards commongoals as a group to improve the image of Australian wildflower produce both domestically and internationally

Project Code

PRJ-002655

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, January 30, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Industry building and connectivity

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