Ginger trial is good news for Territory producers
A greenhouse ginger trial is delivering promising results as part of a collaboration with the Territory Government and a commercial nursery in Darwin.
The Territory Government is working with industry to establish opportunities to grow emerging agricultural sectors, by harnessing the Territory’s competitive advantages. These include our humid climate and generous rain, but also a supply chain with the potential to facilitate further investment and jobs.
Mic Jakobi is having much success growing Ginger in tree bags and believes the Territory can establish a disease-free ginger industry, which could lead to premium prices for seed ginger – up to $25kg.
“We’re getting excellent results. We had problems with bugs, but we’ve sorted that out,” Mr Jakobi said.
The trial, focuses on the production of two varieties, Queensland Gold and Canton and provides a practical opportunity to improve biosecurity and crop management practices for Ginger growers in the Territory.
The Australian ginger Industry has a farm-gate value of $32M and is currently concentrated in south east Queensland.
The project is in the early stage of a three-year project.