Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry 2022-2027 (CT22001)
What's it all about?
This investment is evaluating the performance of new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry, with a focus on improving the yield and quality of both fresh and processing fruit, boosting tree health by improving tolerance to stresses, and looking at the modification of tree architecture.
The goal is to deliver superior and locally-adapted rootstocks to Australian growers, suited to both mainstay and new citrus varieties. The work will ultimately allow growers to intensify plantings, modernise orchards and obtain higher yields with minimal extra inputs, while meeting requirements for existing and emerging markets.
This iteration continues the work of the concluded Evaluation and commercialisation of new citrus rootstocks (CT13042) and Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry 2017-2022 (CT17002) programs.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Citrus Fund