Yearly Archives: 2016

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Pre-harvest effects on shelf-life and freshness of vegetables

The shelf-life and freshness is rated very highly by consumers when they buy vegetables. A recent project run jointly by AHR and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has reviewed the latest scientific literature on pre-harvest effects on vegetable freshness …

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A new multi-faceted approach to soil-borne disease management in vegetables

This new project will provide Australian vegetable growers with the tools and solutions they need to manage the risk of crop losses due to soil-borne disease in the major vegetable growing regions in Australia. The multidisciplinary team that created the …

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VegNET – The National Vegetable Extension Network

Horticulture Innovation Australia has teamed up with members of the vegetable industry to develop VegNET (National Vegetable Extension Network). The aim of VegNET is to effectively communicate information to growers through 10 regionally-based extension projects, with coordination and support provided by …

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How to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from processing tomatoes

The Australian processing tomato industry operates in a global market, where good environmental credentials are important in achieving the best financial returns for growers. In a recent project, AHR has worked with the Australian processing tomato industry to develop ways of reducing …

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Brassica whitefly control in vegetables

Brassica whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) is a pest of crops in the brassica family. This insect is not restricted to brassicas, although it prefers them. Its host range includes cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, kale and Asian vegetables, especially wombok (Chinese cabbage). In …

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