Plant industries development

Opportunities for plant industries in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) is renowned for growing mangoes.  It supplies more than half the mangoes produced in Australia. The NT also grows tropical fruit, vegetables, flowers, stock feed and forestry products. 

There is significant potential for further development of plant industries in the NT to grow food, fibre and foliage.

For information on the growing conditions in the NT, potential commercial crops and export markets read Opportunities for plant industries in the NT (1.6 mb) (1.6 mb)

Horticulture in Central Australia

Central Australia offers a unique combination of sunshine, low humidity, cool winter temperatures and freedom from most pests and diseases. These conditions are ideal for many crops.

Extensive commercial production already exists for a wide variety of crops including table grapes, dates, melons, mangoes, figs, olives, bush foods (from Australia’s native plants) and vegetables. Fodder is also grown to support the local cattle industry.

Research by the NT Government and its partners has identified the potential for production of a diverse range of other crops including - stone fruit, nuts, temperate and subtropical fruits and ornamental flowers.

For more information on horticulture opportunities in Central Australia read Investing in the Horticultural Growth of Central Australia (3.5 mb) or visit the investNT website.

Last updated: 02 June 2017