Mowbray Farm is located in Berrigan, NSW and was previously a potato farm before being purchased by the Diaco Family in 2009. It was their vision to create a citrus plantation with a focus on seedless varieties including lemons, mandarins, oranges and Sumo Citrus®.
Mowbray Farm was Agriculture Capital’s first farmland purchase in Australia, in late 2017. At the time of purchase the property had 348 acres of various citrus varieties in production with additional land to be developed.
Mowbray uses open hydroponics, modern pruning techniques and is becoming more environmentally aware by using less pesticides on the property.
There is currently 8 full time staff with up to 100 additional contract workers used during busy periods such as harvest and pruning.
At Mowbray Farm there is an estimated 114,000 citrus trees in production with an additional 52,000 young trees in the pre-production stage.
Mowbray Farm plans to optimise yields utilising modern techniques and sustainable practices including planting cover crops in the inter-rows, and increased monitoring of pest pressures.
In 2019 Mowbray Farm was awarded the Berrigan Shire Made in Berrigan award.
Sumo Citrus Season Starts