New South Wales produces a huge range of horticultural crops including vegetables, fruit (pome, stone, berry and tropical), nuts, cut flowers and turf.
The horticultural industry in NSW faces many challenges in the quest to yield quality products. These range from adopting new varieties, to managing pests and diseases and production systems that preserve and improve natural resources.
How Local Land Services can help
We're well-positioned to work closely with research and development organisations like the Department of Primary Industries and other technical specialists. This helps farmers and farming groups get access to the most up-to-date technical advice about topics such as:
- crop management
- variety improvements
- soil and fertility management.
Our horticulture officers helps horticulture growers address the challenges they face today and take advantage of future opportunities – to achieve improvements in crop yields, orchard management and market access.
Training and courses
We're also pivotal in delivering education programs such as the PROfarm range of short courses. They will coordinate local producer groups on timely and locally relevant topics such as:
- pest and disease management
- canopy management
- crop nutrition.
Advice and assistance
Call 1300 795 299 to get in touch with your Local Land Services office.
Industry collaborators and resources
Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation)
Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development (R&D) and marketing company for Australia’s horticulture Industry.
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
ACIAR's aim is to commission research that leads to more productive and sustainable agriculture through collaborative projects involving Australia and developing-country partners.
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
RIRDC's purpose is to invest in research and development that is adopted and assists rural industries to be productive, profitable and sustainable.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
The Department of Primary Industries works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of our natural resources.