|Published:||6 Aug 2014|
Australian rural industries make a significant contribution to the Australian economy, and the regional communities that service those industries. Much research has been undertaken to identify new and emerging rural industries which could bring diversification to traditional farming areas and provide scope for new industry creation.
This report provides farmers with the information to engage in a new biomass production industry, based on integrated Mallee tree cropping, which could provide diversification from farmer’s traditional grain and grazing operations. The establishment of any such new biomass industry may also provide for significant local value-adding opportunities, which can contribute to providing community and regional sustainability.