Tea Tree Oil RIRDC Completed Projects in 2010–2011 and Research in Progress at June 2011 contains short summaries of projects funded by the Program. The Tea Tree Oil Program aims to support the continued development of a profitable and environmentally sustainable Australian tea tree oil industry that has established international leadership in marketing, value adding, product reliability and production.
The research objectives of the Tea Tree Oil Program are to:
• enhance production systems to maintain the competitiveness of Australian growers
• identify regulatory regimes and market barriers, and enhance the ability of industry to meet safety standards
• demonstrate proof of concept/efficacy for innovative applications of tea tree oil
• foster communication that increases understanding and thereby encourages greater use of tea tree oil.