Growing the essential oils industry

Summary

This project will focus on developing and fine tuning best practice procedures for commercial production of essential oil crops through detailed high quality crop manuals incorporating the latest information supported by readily accessible crop advisory systems. The project will also allow ongoing field trial work in some cases to refine data from previous research, as it is progressively incorporated into commercial management systems. A minor aspect of this will be assessment and securing of genetic resources to provide producers with germplasm with the highest potential available.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Essential Oils of Tasmania

Objective Summary

This project aims to support the expansion and international competitiveness of the essential oils industry in Australia by establishing an industry development team to ensure full implementation of past research knowledge on a range of crops includingpeppermint fennel parsley boronia and lavender. The emphasis will be on developing and fine tuning best practice procedures for commercial production of essential oil crops through detailed high quality crop manuals incorporating the latest information supported by readily accessible crop advisory systems. The project will also allow ongoing field trial work in some cases to refine data from previous research as it is progressively incorporated into commercial management systems. A minor aspectof this will be assessment and securing of genetic resources to provide producers with germplasm with the highest potential available.

Project Code

PRJ-000773

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Friday, August 28, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Industry building and connectivity

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