R&D in­crease on the cards

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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