A landmark research agreement between Horticulture Innovation Australia and the Indian Council of Agriculture will allow both countries to work together in several research areas. The agreement will benefit horticultural growers around the glove. ICAR is the world’s largest agricultural research organization, responsible for guiding more than 100 dedicated institutes and 70 universities. In return, Australia will share its knowledge of post-harvest management technologies, biotechnology and robotics. Future research focus areas will include best-practice biosecurity, pollination, diagnostic techniques and the application of genomics across a number of horticultural crops. “This agreement is essentially providing researchers from two vastly different jurisdictions the opportunity to share their knowledge and work together to create solutions to horticulture industry issues and crop production,” says David Moore, Horticulture Innovation Research general manager.