Vegetable production is one of the most important horticultural industries in Australia, with an annual production of 3.4 million tonnes valued at 2.2 billion dollars. Fifteen per cent of the Australian production is grown in NSW and supplies both the processing and fresh market. The majority of the vegetables grown in Australia are grown for the fresh market (60%) and sold on the domestic market.
NSW DPI has two major research centres with a focus on vegetable research. The National Vegetable Industry Centre located at Yanco Agricultural Institute in the Riverina and the National Centre for Greenhouse Horticulture located at Gosford Horticultural Institute on the central coast. Research and extension officers located at both centres play a leading role in supporting the NSW and Australian vegetable industry with its substantial research, extension and information capacity. NSW DPI staff are involved in projects investigating issues such as pest and disease management, integrated pest management, irrigation, and variety assessment.
IN THIS SECTION
- Commodity growing guides
Information guides on how to grow a range of different vegetables.
- Vegetable diseases, pests, disorders and pests
Diseases and disorders, IPM, pests.
- Soil management
Information on how to manage soils for vegetable production.
Information and best practice irrigation techniques.
- Translated resources
Series of ten factsheets covering a range of topics relevant to market gardeners. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Khmer and Vietnamese versions.
- Vegetable industry and business
Industry, business and economic information including enterprise budgets.
Animal, plant and aquatic biosecurity, weed & vertibrate/insect pests, NSW Biosecurity Strategy.
- From the bookshop
- Videos, podcasts, apps
- NSW DPI services
Information and contact details of NSW DPI staff working in vegetable research and extension.