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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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Project name Greenhouse horticultural production
Funding bodies Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program, Woolworths & University of Tasmania
Lead researcher Professor Holger Meinke
Student Dianfan Zhou
Partners Wageningen University (Netherlands)

What does it cost to have your tomatoes and other vegetables grown in a greenhouse?

In temperate climates like Tasmania, greenhouse growing is getting tomatoes to stores year-round. PhD student Dianfan Zhou is investigating the true cost.

Dianfan is finding out how much it costs to build, maintain and run a greenhouse growing operation.

This research will help the fruit and veggie industry weigh up the pros and cons of greenhouse growing.

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