Growing Organic Citrus – building supply capability

  • 38 pages

  • Published: 23 Jul 2008

  • Author(s): Madge, David

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Within the citrus industry—one of Australia’s major horticultural producers and exporters—there has been growing interest in improving the industry’s overall environmental performance, specifically in organic production. This interest has been driven by market demands, the global trend towards reduced impact of agriculture and concerns regarding soil health. One of the barriers to increased adoption of organic practices has typically been
the lack of relevant information, or ease of access to that information. This report documents a range of industry issues and statistics collated during the development of a technical manual for organic citrus production that is published separately.
This research aims to encourage and support increased conversion of citrus production to organic methods – a positive outcome in relation to development of the organic industry, improved agricultural sustainability and reduced environmental impact.