Opportunities for native fruit and nut production with low water use

Summary

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.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Central Queensland University

Objective Summary

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 Code

PRJ-002451

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Project Completion Date

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews

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