Research & Development Projects

Photo of field workersKey agricultural industries work with Peracto to identify and resolve commercial production issues.

Examples of this joint approach to research have included collaboration with industries throughout Australia. Commerical outcomes have been achieved for growers in a wide range of crops including apples, broccoli, beans, carrots, corn, peas, potatoes, lettuce, poppies, pyrethrum and tomatoes. Outcomes have included new disease and weed management strategies, new product registrations, improved nutrition programs, alternative seed treatments and improved post-harvest handling.

Collaborative projects are jointly funded by industry and various government research and development organisations.

Current & Completed Industry Funded Projects (144 kb PDF)

Depending on the focus of the research, Peracto works with industry to obtain funding from organisations such as:

  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
  • Grape Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC)
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)
  • Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC)

View project publications

Examples of project publications can be downloaded from the following links (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):

Carrot diseases and disorders (272 kb)

Head rot of broccoli (644 kb)

Improved Sclerotinia control with procymidone (816 kb)

Brassica green manure crops (1.44 Mb)

Downy mildew control in peas (436 kb)


You can also view our further list of papers and publications.

Final reports for all HIA projects are available for purchase from Horticulture Innovation Australia.



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