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Under Cover Vegetable Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Under Cover Vegetable Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0122 | Oct 2016

Under control: The high quality and reliable supply of industry produce has boosted revenue

IBISWorld’s Under Cover Vegetable Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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The Under Cover Vegetable Growing industry has flourished over the past five years. Under cover vegetables are cultivated in controlled environments and therefore rely less on weather conditions and seasonal changes than field-grown vegetables. Controlled growing environments, such as greenhouses, generate greater yield output and faster growth than outdoor alternatives. Closed systems also provide water efficiencies and energy savings, which have benefited the industry during water shortages over the past five years. Protected growing enables farmers to produce a more constant stream of supply compared with outdoor growing, while using fewer inputs and reducing their environmental footprint, which has bolstered the industry's performance. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by 2.3%... purchase to read more

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Most Australian vegetables are grown in open fields. However, the proportion of vegetables grown under cover has risen over the past five years, as farmers have increasingly sought to protect their crops from unwanted environmental conditions. Vegetables that are grown under cover are less susceptible to seasonal conditions and weather impediments. The major types of vegetables grown under cover have not changed considerably over the past five years.


Most mushrooms are grown under cover in specially designed sheds. As a result, mushrooms make up the largest share of the Under Cover Vegetable Growing industry's revenue. Although mushrooms are technically considered fungi and not vegetables, IBISWorld includes mushrooms as part of the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Under Cover Vegetable Growing Industry?

Industry farmers grow vegetables in greenhouses, cold frames, cloth houses and lath houses.

Industry Products
TomatoesCucumbersCapsicumsMushroomsOther vegetables
Industry Activities
Capsicum growing under coverCucumber growing under coverHerb growing under coverLettuce growing under coverSprout growing under coverTomato growing under coverMushroom growing under coverOther vegetable growing under cover

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