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In this month's issue:
For the grower:
Underhaug launches streamlined harvester
Mild conditions deliver flavoursome oils
SARDI-tested technology boosts precision
Growers warned of psyllid damage
12 AUSVEG: Aussies jet off on trade tour
14 HAL: Research targets efficiency
20 Markets: Myponga off to flying start
21 Market Report
22 Sparrow's Nest
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Editor-in-chief: Peter Brady
Production editor: Percy Henry
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HORTICULTURE remains a
major income source for
South Australia, with the
industry contributing more than $2
billion to the State's economy in the
2008-09 financial year.
According to the SA Food Industry
ScoreCard, released by Primary
Industries and Resources SA,
horticulture accounted for about 19
per cent of the State's total food
revenue of $12.4b.
In addition to the $2.037b of
produce contributed by SA growers,
a further $360 million of interstate
and overseas horticulture imports
were sold in the State.
This figure has climbed sharply in
the past year, rising by $57m since
the 2007-08 financial year. The total
horticulture revenue -- incorporating
local, interstate and overseas produce
-- fell by $34m in the same period.
The data reflects concerns raised by
Ausveg economist Ian James
regarding the increase in vegetable
imports into Australia, particularly
frozen and processed produce.
The vast majority -- 70pc -- of SA
produce was sold through retail sales,
while interstate exports accounted for
the next largest revenue share with
17pc, or $403m in sales.
Hospitality sales amounted to
$192m, and $129m worth of SA
produce was exported overseas as
Interstate sales drop
Potatoes remain largest crop
AT A GLANCE
According to the SA Food Industry ScoreCard, released by
Primary Industries and Resources SA, horticulture accounted
for about 19pc of the State's total food revenue of $12.4b.
The ScoreCard studies each stage in the food chain
to determine the changing value of SA horticulture
from production to finished food.
During 2008-09, 769,000 tonnes of horticultural
production -- excluding winegrapes -- worth over $536
million left farm gates across the State.
Potatoes comprised nearly one-quarter of farm-gate
production, with a total crop worth $131m sold.
Apples and pears, almonds and citrus each accounted
for about 10pc of the market.
After leaving the farm gate, many horticultural crops
are washed and graded, with some processed further
through chopping or dicing to add value.
The horticulture industry's total finished food
production is valued at $929m, an increase of $21m
The finished food figure is calculated before a
commodity is either traded or consumed, using
wholesale prices to determine a turnover value.
Interstate sales declined sharply in 2008-09, falling by
$160m from the 2007-08 total of $563m. Potatoes
were once again the largest crop, making up almost half
of all SA produce sold in other states, while cucumbers
and capsicums together accounted for 13pc.
Despite comprising just 10pc of the total production
value, citrus dominated the horticultural export market,
amounting to over half of all SA produce sent overseas.
Almonds were the second largest export crop and made
up a quarter of the export revenue total.
SA horticulture production value 2008-09 -- $536m farm-gate value.
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