Fact sheet: Growing Sesame in Australia – where and when to plant

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  • Published: 13 Mar 2024

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Sesame is perfectly suited to Australia’s hot and dry conditions and at prices of up to A$2000 / tonne, it could play a role as a
high-return break crop in broadacre farming systems.

To realise this opportunity, research is underway to develop agronomic practices and assess new non-shattering varieties in a range of environments across Australia.

Sesame Central is a collaboration between AgriFutures Australia, the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) and CQUniversity (CQU). The aim is to provide a coordinated approach to sesame research in Australia with a focus on addressing practical challenges faced by growers and communicating research findings to stakeholders throughout the sesame supply chain.