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The Myrtle Trading Co: design and build novel lemon myrtle harvester

Opportunity for

  • Machinery manufacturers, engineering and solution providers capable of developing or retrofitting existing machinery to harvest Lemon Myrtle trees.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge:

Australia is the home of Lemon Myrtle. Traditionally planted with large inter-rows, harvest was conducted up and down each inter-row. With a new innovative and much denser planting pattern the inter-row has been scaled back and harvest will now be completed 'overhead' by straddling each hedge row and cutting from the top (think tea harvesting). The new harvest method allows the industry to accelerate volume/scale.

Current opportunity:

The Myrtle Trading Co are seeking engagement from solution providers, machinery manufacturers and engineering businesses capable of designing, developing, retrofitting existing machinery to harvest high density lemon myrtle trees in Australia.

Potential other applications:

This concept can be extended by function perfomed (e.g. spraying) and to other industries requiring overhead cut (e.g. Tea, Tea Tree).

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Opportunity type

Ideation, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

Express interest by

Friday, 9 June 2023 12:00 AEST


Any (TRL 1-9)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are at any stage of readiness.
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Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Essential oils Natural capital assets Other rural industries

The Myrtle Trading Co

MyrtleCo is a native botanicals company that’s 100 per cent Australian-owned, grown, and operated. One of only a few commercial-scale suppliers of Lemon Myrtle globally, they work with local farmers and growers to provide the world with the highest quality, organic native botanicals grown in the rich, volcanic soils of the Northern Rivers.

Multiple industries
Essential oils Natural capital assets Other rural industries
  • Location

    New South Wales, Australia

  • Organisation type

    Startup or Scaleup or SME

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