Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Integrated Crop Protection – Helping vegetable growers protect crops

Protecting crops in sustainable ways is vital for Australian vegetable producers to improve productivity and profitability. Crop protection practices, capabilities and attitudes differ in the levy paying vegetable industry. Markets and consumers expect pesticide use to be minimised. Pesticides may …

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Controlling transplant shock increases lettuce yields

Transplant shock is the reduction in growth that occurs when seedlings are transplanted from a container into the field.
This project showed that drenching lettuce seedlings with potassium nitrate at transplanting could increase yields by 20%.

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