Register to Grow Agaves

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To advance beyond the ‘initial package’ and receive details for proceeding to grower registration, contact AusAgave for the required forms and submit the application form to obtain a growing contract.

  1. Minimum Regional Requirement

250 ha minimum regional area planted annually required to cover costs of full harvester module. This area is applicable for one grower or a number of growers to equate to a harvester module and would also facilitate a small modular processing and production facility.

  1. Application Form

Soil test required for minimum 10 ha planting sites plus comprehensive meteorological data, weed list and other relevant local information to accompany the application form.

  1. Sales Order & Delivery Schedule Form

Site visit to confirm planting site and field/processing logistics. This form will also detail the pricing structure for the agave plants, the delivery and nursery hardening details and the planting arrangements and agreements.

  1. Deposit

50% of plant costs are required to order plants that may have up to 18 months lead time for field planting. Plant costs including management and payments are divided into 3 distinct areas:

  1. Production, shipping and receivable inspection of in-vitro plants
  2. Transfer to nursery/hardening site with advice on plant management
  3. Field transfer, storage, and planting
  4. Contract

Site-specific cost of production/market model confirmed with opt-out clause – contract will include where applicable details on;

  1. Invoice for balance of plant costs, plus management and service costs
  2. Plant delivery to agreed agent/nursery/property
  3. Planting by contractor or grower
  4. Tending and field management by agreed service provider or grower
  5. Harvesting by contractor or grower
  6. Delivery of harvested agave plants
  7. Sale and delivery of harvested agave biomass, fermentable sugars/fibre
  8. Payment details

 

 

 

With higher levels of sugar than any other commercial crop. Our varieties of Agave can produce up to 20 tones of sugar per hectare/year.

 

We have seen a resurgence of the need for natural fibres for the advancement of material science. Agave fibres are proving to be among some of the strongest.

 

Non-food, low input, scalable, adaptable, no pests or diseases