This article reports on the Open Day at Hillwood Berries Queensland on 20 September 2023 which showcased Haygrove’s cutting-edge protected cropping technology, with a focus on the patent-pending Total Vent design. Hillwood Berries are growing strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries on site, under a variety of different structures.
For some growers, a single variety of a single crop is enough – enough income, enough effort, enough risk! Some others, like SSS Strawberries and Tinaberries, have taken the road less travelled and diversified their operations significantly. While both operations are quite different in scale and approach, what they share is an ongoing commitment to reducing waste, and building resilience in the face of adversity.