Horticulture Centre of Excellence
The Horticulture Centre of Excellence is a vibrant centre located in the heart of the Goulburn Valley that connects, innovates and promotes a horticulture sector that is productive, profitable and globally competitive.
The centre focuses on state-wide industry development to help producers diversify, increase production, and boost exports of Victoria's high-quality horticultural produce.
The centre, an initiative of the Goulburn Valley Fruit Growing Industry Roadmap, aims to position growers to capture profitable new opportunities in export and domestic markets.
This will be underpinned by the latest market intelligence, deep industry networks and science excellence across our Tatura, Mildura, Bundoora and Rutherglen offices.
The centre's impressive scientific facilities include pear and stone fruit field laboratories, state of the art soil laboratories, glasshouses and controlled environment rooms, insect rearing facilities, and a new sensor-equipped grading and cool-store facility to measure fruit maturity, quality and composition.
Meet the team
Meet the team behind the Horticulture Centre of Excellence.