$35 million netted for horticulture


Delmade is excited to share this media release from The Hon David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia announcing that growers Australia wide will be able to access a $35 million fund for purchasing and installing protective netting!

The full announcement is detailed here:

"Australia’s horticulture growers will have access to a further $35 million in funding to purchase and install protective netting through the Australian Government’s expansion of the Horticultural Netting Program

Netting delivers productivity boosts by protecting crops from extreme weather and pests. Australia’s horticulture growers will be able to access $35 million in Australian Government funding to purchase and install protective horticultural netting. 

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the Australian Government had expanded the Horticultural Netting Program trial to provide assistance to growers Australia wide. 

“The expansion of the Horticultural Netting Program trial will support resilience against climate change while improving the quantity and quality of crops to support the agricultural industry reach its Ag2030 target,” Minister Littleproud said. 

“Protective netting, which can reduce the impact of weather events and pests, is a significant cost barrier for a lot of horticulturalists across Australia. 

“That is why we are co-investing in horticultural netting to secure Australia’s food supply while we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent natural disasters across the country.

“It will ensure that producers can purchase and install new netting to protect their crops from extreme weather and predators, and increase water use efficiency.

“Already the Horticultural Netting Program trial has allowed growers in South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria to supplement half the cost of purchasing and installing protective netting, enabling them to protect their crops and secure their investment.

“The funding expands the trial nationally with allocated funding reflecting the level of horticultural production in each jurisdiction. The Australian Government is committed to building resilience and value in the horticulture.”

Horticulturalists will be able to apply for grants in coming months and the program will operate until 30 June 2025 or until all the funds are committed.

Fast Facts

✓ 183 grants to farmers have been approved to date under the initial trial to cover apple, pear, cherry and vine crops.

✓ The Horticulture Netting Program – Trial Expansion will see the trial extended nationally."

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