New Woody Crops

Future Farm Industries CRC's New Woody Crops program is researching profitable and productive ways of incorporating woody perennial plants, specifically mallee trees, into farms in the low rainfall zone of southern Australia. Incorporating mallees into these farms has the potential to provide new incomes streams, sinks for surplus water and carbon, and better environmental protection for farmland.

The CRC's research projects in this program are:


Woody Crops Program Leader: Dr John McGrath


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.