A leading seed potato producer in Australia
As the only vertically integrated seed producer, Agronico’s seed starts from tissue culture plantlets and are transferred to a hydroponic minituber production facility. These minitubers are planted in nutrient rich, DNA tested soil in the central north and northwest of Tasmania to produce G1 seed which are then propagated on to produce G3-G4 seed potatoes. In March/April each year they are harvested, graded and stored in our state of the art coolstore prior to delivery across Australia.
Agronico employs 12 full-time employees, over 15 casual employees, and produces nearly a quarter of a million minitubers and 9,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually for chips, crisps and fresh markets across Australia.
With a state of the art factory and coolstore recently opened, Agronico is well positioned to increase varieties and quantities into the future.
With over 30 years experience Agronico offers:
Hydroponic minituber potatoes
High quality seed potatoes
Coolstore services for seed potatoes & onions
Disease-resistant onion varieties
Crop management services
Natural resource management
Research and development
Technical advice to agri-business and individual farmers
Agronico’s expanded coolstore will hold almost 14 and a half thousand tonnes of potatoes, opening the service to more Tasmanian farmers. A 1.6 million federal government Regional Jobs & Investment Package Business Innovation Grant contributed to ‘The Agronico Project’ with the construction coming in on time and on budget. The coolstore was opened today 22
The roof is up on the new Agronico coolstore extension. When it’s finished there will be an additional 8 rooms which will be used by us and can be rented by other agri-businesses. Our coolstore expansion project is one of 50 projects to financially benefit from the federal and state government’s jointly funded Regional Jobs
The seed potatoes planting season is going well With Spring almost complete, we are almost finished our spring planting. We have a small window of about 6 weeks to get a large number of seed potatoes in the ground. It was great to get the four row planter out again as it proved itself last year
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