March 2011 – ABC Rural News
Up to one million kilograms of tomatoes are expected to be produced in the next few years using seawater in a greenhouse in the State’s north.
The newly-named company – Sundrop Farms – plans to expand from 2,000 to 20,000 square metres.
It’s the first commercial scale greenhouse in the world that uses seawater and could lead to growers being less reliant on river water.
Managing director, Phillip Saumweber says the pilot project has been a success and the future looks promising.