In 2010-11 the horticulture industry in Australia was valued at $8.74 billion and in Victoria at $2.64 billion per annum. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated that around 3375 businesses in Victoria are involved in horticultural activities. Of those businesses, most are concerned with the production of fruit (particularly pome fruit, citrus, stone fruit and berries), almonds (and other nuts), grapes and vegetables.
We are focused on partnering with other service providers where there is a shared benefit and co-investment.
Our key aim is to contribute to the target of doubling food and fibre production by 2030 by growing the adaptive capacity of the industry, helping producers to manage risks and capitalise on market opportunities.
- Plant pests and diseases
- Chestnut blight
- Plant Health Australia
- Queensland Fruit Fly
Water and climate
- Bushfire recovery
- Climate and agriculture in Victoria
- Centre for Expertise in Smoke Taint Research
- Drought information for Victoria
- Investment and Trade
- Summerfruit emerging market opportunities
Property Identification Codes (PICS)
From 1 July 2012, Property Identification Codes (PICs) will be progressively introduced to plant industries in Victoria.
This series visits Victorian growers to find out what’s working and what’s not. Tune in for great stories and practical tips to boost your business.
Horticulture Industry Network
Increasing collaboration and the rate of practice change in horticulture and farm forestry.
Horticulture Service Provider Network
Find agribusiness professionals that service the horticulture industry.
Climate ready horticulture
Sign up for this enewsletter for the latest research, on-farm management options, seasonal outlooks and long-term forecasts.
Victoria's Vegetable Industry Profile
Read about the location, structure and financial performance of Victoria's vegetable industries