Production, Storage and Handling of Horticultural Products, Contract Research - Queensland

Description

This support service is to assist in developing technologies to improve all aspects of the horticultural value chain.

Horticultural businesses can request research into any aspect of production and post-harvest handling of horticultural produce.

Customers include:

  • growers
  • packers
  • cool store operators
  • fruit handlers
  • transport operators
  • wholesalers
  • retailers
  • exporters
  • consumers.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.

Fees

Research is funded through industry and government grants and/or fee for service.

Additional information

Examples of activities undertaken include:

  • evaluation of new production inputs (chemicals, fertilisers etc.)
  • development of market opportunities and supply chains
  • post-harvest handling of tropical and subtropical fruit and vegetables
  • market access research and protocol development
  • evaluation of innovative technology (low cost heat, sonar, x-ray) for disinfestations of horticultural produce
  • controlled atmosphere storage and transport

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Agri-Science Queensland

Horticulture and Forestry Science

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: EcoScience Precinct
Level 3
41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park, Queensland 4102
Mailing address: GPO BOX 267
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3708 8565

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)