R&D increase on the cards
RESEARCH and development in the citrus industry would get a boost from proposed increased levies.
Growers pay $2/tonne to Horticulture Australia and Plant Health Australia to fund national citrus research.
Citrus Australia is consulting with growers about a proposed combined levy increase of $1.50/tonne.
“To build a profitable future for citrus in the Asian century we need greater investment in R&D and biosecurity,” Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani said.