We will undertake a desktop study to review the suitability of a number of exotic and indigenous perennial fruit and nut species, as plantation species for dry Australian (especially Queensland) conditions. This will entail reviews of all available formal and grey literature and personal contacts over the space of two months, with a written report summarizing attributes of the most likely candidate species, together with projected cost:benefit analyses, possible uses and likely health impacts.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
Central Queensland University
Undertake a desktop study will review the suitability of a number of exotic and indigenous perennial species as plantation species for dry Australian (especially Queensland) conditions. Provide a detailed study of the pros and cons towards attempting to develop new viable industries. It will be based upon perennials that can stand alone in terms of their production systems or be incorporated into grain and/or grazing systems, to provide synergy between annuals and perennials in terms of production and resource use efficiency.
Project Start Date
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Project Completion Date
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Soil, water and managing natural resources
NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews