Developing a herb and spice industry

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  • Published: 1 Apr 1999

  • Author(s): Parker, Jane C.

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The Callide Valley, Central Queensland has 11,000ha serviced by sub artesian irrigation. Due to a series of events irrigators have had to face up to the fact that their 45,000 megalitre licence allowance has been reduced to 17,000 megalitres and their reliance on high $ return, high water usage crops must change.

Despite the reduction in available water, the Callide Valley is still in a position to have a major impact on Queensland economy, given a change in management of scarce resources and outlook. This report identifies some agronomic and business development steps taken to assist Callide Valley irrigators make this change.