Fact sheet: Knowledge gaps for production of Australian pomegranates

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  • Published: 25 Jun 2023

  • Author(s): Kristen Stirling, Dimi Kyriakou

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Very little agronomic research (replicated and rigorous) has been conducted in Australia on pomegranates. Learnings to date have been developed based on international literature and on-farm trial and error.

As identified in the Australian Pomegranate Management Guide, there are many universal principles that can be applied to any horticultural tree crop to guide nutrition, irrigation and orchard management. These include monitoring soil and tree health through regular testing to identify issues early on and applying corrective measures as required (i.e. more or less water and specific fertilisers).

There are, however, a number of issues facing Australian pomegranate producers which could be addressed with research to develop a greater understanding of management options. These have been prioritised according to greatest need and impact and are outlined in this fact sheet.