We have 32ha of land partially planted to dedicated seed and budwood supply trees. These trees are all drip irrigated and fertigated and grown exclusively for bud and seed production. Access is restricted to Auscitrus staff and permitted contractors only, and biosecurity is front of mind with all activities.
The field trees are tested for graft transmissible diseases on a regular basis, according to accepted international standards for seed/budwood production blocks.
In addition, Auscitrus has developed an insect screened budwood production nursery, to grow budwood on potted trees in a rapid multiplication greenhouse. There are currently 2500 square metres of screened budwood house operational, with plans to add another 2500 square metres.