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Historical document

Citrus national plantings database - update 2011 (CT10035)

Key research provider: Citrus Australia Limited
Publication date: 2011

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

Sound industry planning rested on the quality of information the industry had of its production base.

With this in mind, Citrus Australia coordinated this project to provide the citrus industry with an updated national plantings database (NPD) of trees of each citrus variety growing in each region.

This information allowed for accurate analysis of industry production trends, and would strengthen decision making for future market development.

This project updated the NPD surveys previously carried out in 2003 and 2008. These three surveys have provided significant benefits to the industry, such as:

  • Short-term and long-term crop forecasting by growers, packers and marketers
  • Decision making by individual growers on their future planting and tree removal choices
  • Planning for logistical requirements throughout the supply chain at a company, regional and national level
  • Information for processors, wholesalers, retailers and exporters on future market development directions.

And, although not a prime aim of the project, the NPD also provided a record of citrus planting locations for biosecurity purposes.

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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the voluntary financial support of the citrus industry.

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