SERVICING THE SUB-TROPICAL FRUIT INDUSTRIES
PO BOX 542 MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484 AUSTRALIA
PHONE/FAX: (02) 6677 7174
Mobile: 0427 126 245
Peasley Horticultural Services
Peasley Horticultural Services began in 1995 to provide an ‘on the ground’ consultancy service to
the sub-tropical fruit industries of NSW and South-East Queensland.
Specialising in the banana, passionfruit, coffee, mango and avocado industries, expertise is provided
in the areas of:
§ Research and Development project management.
§ Evaluation of new crops and cultivars for the sub-tropics.
§ Developing crop management programs.
§ Assisting industries develop R & D plans, project funding
proposals, and submission to government.
§ Field evaluation of control treatment for pest and diseases.
§ Providing independent agricultural evaluation of major projects.
David Peasley has thirty years experience in a range of horticultural fruit industries in New South
Wales, twenty years as a District Horticulturist then as Program Leader with NSW Agriculture,
leading the Tropical Fruit Research, Development, and Extension program.
He led the largest project funded by the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation, the
National Banana Plant health Improvement project, worth $3.5 million from 1993 to 1998, and the
resurgence of research into the sub-tropical coffee industry.
He has co-authored two reference books on coffee - “Coffee Growing in Australia - a machine
harvesting perspective” (1995, 1997), and the chapter on coffee in the “New Rural Industries”
Handbook for Farmers and Investors (1998).
David has maintained strong links with the horticultural industries of the North Coast of NSW, and
has held position on the board of the NSW Banana Industry Committee, the Australian Passionfruit
Industry R & D and Vine Committees, the NSW Mango Committee and Tweed River Agricultural
David also provides advice to local government, the EPA and the Nat