There are approximately 50 ginger growers located in Australia’s sub-tropical and tropical production regions. Ginger production is both labour and capital intensive, and the industry faces challenges around biosecurity, pest and disease management, securing inputs such as irrigation, labour and seed, and an ageing grower base. 20% of ginger grown in Australia is sold to the processing sector and 80% is sold to the domestic fresh market.

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First of its kind agriculture innovation tour connects producers across the country

Agritech has taken enormous steps in recent times – but on-farm uptake hasn’t advanced at the same pace. Determined to match strides, AgriFutures Australia hosted the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour in February 2023.

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GINGER / 02.11.22

Calling all AgriFutures Australia growers and producers: you are invited to be a part of the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour

Advancements in agricultural technology have enabled more informed decision-making about crops and livestock, eased traditionally labour-intensive tasks, reduced environmental impacts, and generated a range of efficiencies in production, processing and distribution.

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A close-up photo of Phil Brett in a paddock wearing a black cap.
GINGER / 13.10.22

Meet Phil Brett, AgriFutures Ginger Advisory Panel Member

Phil Brett joined the AgriFutures Ginger Advisory Panel at the beginning of 2022– and he’s full of enthusiasm for the seasons ahead. Based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Southeast Queensland, Phil is now in his fourth season of growing ginger after a long affiliation with horticulture. 

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GINGER / 26.09.22

Spicing up the future of R&D for the Australian ginger industry

New technologies, market opportunities, high quality and sustainable product systems and industry engagement are the priorities for the Australian ginger industry for the next five years under the new AgriFutures Ginger Program research, development and extension (RD&E) Plan (2022-2027).

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