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Completed project

Improving processing vegetable yields through improved production practices (VG16011)

Key research provider: University of Tasmania
Publication date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What was it all about?

In the face of rising competition from imported processed vegetables, this project was tasked with identifying, assessing and bringing to growers new innovations for increasing yields or reducing input costs for processing vegetable crops in Australia. It had a specific focus broccoli, carrots, green beans, cauliflower and sweet corn.

In their research, the project team looked at what leading processing vegetable growers are doing that others may not be. This included conducting interviews with Simplot growers who have already met or exceeded the company’s targets set for average yields by the year 2020. There was also a research review of best practice and recent innovations for the project’s target crops.

The result of the project is five fact sheets for growers, based on the information collected by the researchers (see the ‘act now’ section below).


Download the fact sheets produced by the project to access key research findings and recommendations:

Related levy funds


This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund

Funding statement:
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund

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