Market development and commercial production of five native foliage product

Summary

Increased awareness of the following five foliage products in the domestic market: Stenocarpus Forest Lace Stenocarpus Forest Gem Lomatia fraxinifilia Athertonia diversifolia and Grevillea baileyana. It is anticipated that increased awareness of the products will lead to increased sales. Development of product specifications. This will assist industry to supply product that meets market requirements. Improved and more detailed agronomic market and economic information available to industry relevant to tropical and subtropical growing areas. This information will increase grower confidence and subsequently attract investment in the industry from potential growers. Increased industry size and capability both regionally intrastate. Assessment ofthe susceptibility/resistance of the five foliage species to root knot nematodes and Phytophthora spp. These assessments will provide the industry with important information from which strategies can be developed to overcome disease susceptibility issues. Emphasis on grower education and industry collaboration. Education of growers and industry collaboration is essential for the sustainable development of this industry.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

Increased awareness of the following five foliage products in the domestic market: Stenocarpus Forest Lace Stenocarpus Forest Gem Lomatia fraxinifilia Athertonia diversifolia and Grevillea baileyana. It is anticipated that increased awareness of the products will lead to increased sales. Development of product specifications. This will assist industry to supply product that meets market requirements. Improved and more detailed agronomic market and economic information available to industry relevant to tropical and subtropical growing areas. This information will increase grower confidence and subsequently attract investment in the industry from potential growers. Increased industry size and capability both regionally intrastate. Assessment ofthe susceptibility/resistance of the five foliage species to root knot nematodes and Phytophthora spp. These assessments will provide the industry with important information from which strategies can be developed to overcome disease susceptibility issues. Emphasis on grower education and industry collaboration. Education of growers and industry collaboration is essential for the sustainable development of this industry.

Project Code

PRJ-000607

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-Industry building and connectivity

Contact