AusAgave are global leaders in selecting and growing agave plants for sugar and fibre.
Originating from Mexico and Brazil, Agave plants have been used since ancient times for food, fibre and building. Agave is now grown and harvested in Australia as a commercial crop. AusAgave’s proven cropping systems help ensure the highest yields of sugar and fibre.
With similar climatic zones to Mexico and Brazil, Australia has excellent environments for commercial Agave crops. AusAgave can assist growers with selection of Agave varieties for specific locations. Agave thrives in drought conditions, high temperatures, and when grown on marginal land. It needs no fertiliser, and is naturally disease and pest resistant. Australian crops have shown no evidence of disease. They can be harvested at any time of the year.
Industry opportunities for AusAgave growers
Income streams for growers of selected species and varieties include:
- renewable biofuels including jet fuels
- green crude oils
- insulation panels
- animal/stock feed, and
- soil improvement.