Victoria's horticulture sector can be categorised into several different industries. The vegetable industry has 716 farm businesses covering 30,381 hectares (ha) and a production value of $841 million.
The fruit and nut industry has 2,686 farm businesses covering 75,057 ha and a production value of $1.5 billion.
The nurseries, cut flowers and cultivated turf industry has 605 businesses covering 5,442 ha and a production value of $6 million.
Key industry groups offer valuable data, information and opportunities. These include:
- The Victoria Farmers Federation Horticulture Group was formed in 1994 to provide a united voice for Victorian growers on horticultural issues to all levels of government.
- Horticulture Australia is a not-for-profit, industry owned company. It works in partnership with Australia's horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the wider community.
- The Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) has been established to increase industry collaboration and the rate of practice change within horticulture and farm forestry communities.
Horticulture Innovation Fund
Grants of up to $50,000 for applied research and development projects in the horticulture sector.
Fruit Fly Action Plan
A new five-year action plan to improve the management of fruit fly in Victoria.