Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 5 Sep 2018
Author(s): Robert Spooner-Hart, David Leach
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Utilisation of Australia’s rich floral resources has been a key impetus for development of new rural industries. Australia currently has a small, underdeveloped industry based on production and extraction of Centipeda cunninghamii, an endemic traditional medicinal plant. There is increasing national and international interest in high-quality C. cunninghamii extracts. This publication reports investigations on agronomic, harvest and postharvest issues which would assist in the development of a viable Australian Centipeda industry. This research aims to benefit current and potential farmers with experience in medicinal plant production and/or organic production as well as agricultural, medicinal plant, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry consultants.