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As the managing director of Australia’s largest producer of eucalyptus oil, G.R. Davis Pty Ltd, Richard Davis could be forgiven for resting on his laurels.
But, he says, diversifying the business by adding cereal cropping and grazing to the mix – as well as a small tea tree plantation – has helped spread financial risk and generate new income streams.
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Waste oil from orange, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil production mixed with diesel provides a sweet-smelling biofuel blend with comparable performance to diesel-only fuel.
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A mix of cropping and grazing dominates the landscape at West Wyalong in central NSW and there’s one farming enterprise that’s making use of a plant perfectly adapted to the natural environment. G.R. Davis produces eucalyptus and tea tree oil from plantations on 6,000 hectares on the outskirts of town.
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