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Completed project

Evaluation of quality assurance software for the vegetable industry (VG13082)

Key research provider: TQA Australia
Publication date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

What was it all about?

Vegetable production, like other primary production industries, is becoming an information-intensive enterprise. A common concern raised by growers is the overwhelming amount of paperwork and time that is required to prove compliance to one or more quality assurance (QA) systems, which is essential to meet customer or market requirements.

To reduce the burden, many vegetable growers are turning to software, apps and other technology such as cloud-based and web-based platforms.

There are many options available, so this project evaluated the features and benefits of each.

The research team appraised dozens of options, and compared their features with those that vegetable growers need to comply with QA systems.

They compiled two tables that show the functionality that each tool provides and ease of use, to assist vegetable growers in choosing an appropriate tool. They also developed a checklist that helps growers to determine their needs.


Consult the tables and the checklist in the final report to find suitable online resources to demonstrate QA scheme requirements.

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Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2015. The Final Research Report (in part or as whole) cannot be reproduced, published, communicated or adapted without the prior written consent of Hort Innovation (except as may be permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).