Farmers seeking more information about Australian Sandalwood, or who are thinking about growing Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) are recommended to get in touch with the Australian Sandalwood Network (ASN).
The ASN is an active growers group dedicated towards helping Sandalwood growers, and developing the Australian Sandalwood plantation industry Australia-wide.
At present, relatively little is known about the private Sandalwood crop in Australia, and the ASN is keen to connect with growers (and potential growers) to compile more information in order to understand where the industry is at and where it might be heading.
A spokesperson for the ASN said the focus now is to support private sandalwood growers, and establish a Co-Operative to develop a plantation industry that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Anyone who would like to learn more about Sandalwood farming, or the development of a Co-Op, is urged to visit http://sandalwood.org.au/