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Developing an oilseed industry in Northern Australia

Developing an oilseed industry in Northern Australia
  • Reference # A.2.1718116
  • Timeframe 3 years
  • Project Status Current
  • Location Laura, Mareeba, Cairns, Innisfail, Walkamin,
  • Total project value $1,520,500.00
  • Project manager Ian Biggs
  • Research Programs 2. New and developing industries in Northern Australia
  • Broadacre cropping
  • Agriculture

Summary

This project identified a range of adapted oilseed crops suitable for commercial-scale production as part of  a high-value component of a Northern Australia cropping system. Some of the crops trialled included sesame, soybeans, safflower, linseed, canola, mustards and nigella.

The research team have delivered a trial compendium which provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the project and the field trials.

Expected outcomes

  • A comprehensive report and recommendations which will encourage investment in production, value-adding capability and processing capacity.
  • Generate 11 new jobs in FNQ during the research and directly following the completion of the work and potential to create a further 20 to 40 new farms jobs in the medium-term.

Visit the Farmacist website for more information about this project.

Publications

29 September 2022

Lakeland Summer Soybean case study

Type: Fact sheet

Industry: Broadacre cropping

30 April 2021

Developing an oilseed sector in Northern Australia

Type: Webinar

Industry: Broadacre cropping

2 March 2021

Broadacre cropping in Northern Australia newsletter Vol #2

Type: Fact sheet

Industry: Broadacre cropping

6 May 2020

Broadacre cropping in Northern Queensland

Type: Webinar

Industry: Broadacre cropping