Northern Territory field crop and fodder production is valued at $37.1 million. The local hay industry plays an important role in supporting the pastoral industry and provides feed for the live export supply chain. In recent years the industry has diversified its production to include sorghum, rice, maize, peanuts and pulses.
With the emergence of the cotton industry in the NT, field crops will play an essential role as a rotational crop in the industry. The sector is expected to continue to grow as land availability and regular seasonal rainfall attracts further investment and development to the Territory. Growers have reported significant yield increases thanks to local industry innovations and research.
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