Northern Australia cocoa development (Stage 3)

Summary

Continue to assess QLD based hybrid cocoa trials to verify mature yields. Bean quality pod index trial management inputs and climate parameters will also be monitored. Mechanical pruning will be implemented and assessed. Information gathered will refine the economic case for or against cocoa production in north QLD. The pod splitting and bean separation technology developed under the current program will be commercialised.

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

Continue to assess QLD based hybrid cocoa trials to verify mature yields. Bean quality pod index trial management inputs and climate parameters will also be monitored. Mechanical pruning will be implemented and assessed. Information gathered will refine the economic case for or against cocoa production in north QLD. The pod splitting and bean separation technology developed under the current program will be commercialised.

Project Code

PRJ-000592

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, March 31, 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

Contact

Related publications

19.02.10

Producing Cocoa in Northern Australia