Scientific Horticulture Pty Ltd

Scientific Horticulture Pty. Ltd. was established in early 1999 as a private research company specialising in temperate tree fruit crops grown in Tasmania. The company was developed to provide research and limited advisory services to all sectors of the industry including growers, nurseries, fruit marketers, insurance companines and other agribusiness. 

The aim of the company is to be pro-active in identifying problems and then investigating products and processes that will improve the economic performance of the fruit industries in Tasmania. Having identified potentially useful systems and or products the company provides the appropriate research necessary for the adoption and implementation of the new systems.

Examples of past and current project types conducted by Scientific Horticulture Pty. Ltd. include:

      • Studies to improve apple, pear and cherry nursery tree quality.
      • Research into methods of establishing new orchards.
      • Confidential studies for the registration of useful chemicals.
      • Studies on cultural and chemical methods of improving harvest fruit quality.
      • Studies on methods of reducing fruit loss after harvest.
      • Studies on potential processed products for out of specification fruit.
      • Investigations into improved postharvest handling and transport of perishable products.
      • Assistance in the development of quarantine treatments.