GRDC Research, Development and Extension Plan 2018-23

GRDC Key Investment Target 2.1

  • High-value crop opportunities with production expansion potential are identified.
  • Growers in non-traditional production areas have access to improved varieties of high-value crops.
  • Growers in non-traditional production areas have tools and knowledge to optimise the integration of high-value crops into their farming systems.
High-value crop opportunities

Market intelligence ensures that opportunities with the potential to underpin the expansion of high-value crops are identified and captured.

  • 2.1.1
    The grains industry has access to market intelligence to support the identification of high-value crop opportunities that have potential for expansion in new production areas and support more profitable farming systems for growers.
Potential new production environments

For each identified high-value crop opportunity, new target production environments and key constraints and barriers to expansion are also identified.

  • 2.1.2
    For each high-value crop with expansion potential, growers and researchers have access to tools and knowledge that support the identification and characterisation of new target production environments.
  • 2.1.3
    For each high-value crop with expansion potential, the key barriers to expansion are identified.
Removal of barriers to expansion

Constraints to expansion are addressed for each prioritised high-value crop. The incorporation of high-value crops into farming systems in new production environments is facilitated.

  • 2.1.4
    Growers in new production environments have access to high-value crop varieties that address barriers to production.
  • 2.1.5
    Growers have access to knowledge and tools for production management and market information to facilitate the expansion of high-value crops into new production environments.
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