Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ms Luyen from Tu Nhien village and Ms Vu Thi Phuong Thanh from Fresh Studio are justifiably proud of the premium strawberries now grown in Tu Nhien village

How growing high-quality vegetables increased Vietnam vegetable farmers’ income by 150%

An Australian-funded project is helping farmers in Vietnam increase their income by supplying high-quality, certified-safe vegetables to retail stores and urban consumers in Hanoi. Using a value chain model developed as part of the ACIAR – AHR project team, farmers …

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A disease-free product is easier to market, and one which brings a premium price to the grower. The difference is significant between healthy leeks grown in healthy soil following a biofumigant cover crop (at left) and (at right) a less-than-optimum result – control crop of leeks where no cover crop was grown.

Soil diseases in vegetables under attack in new project

Link to ABC Rural story and interview Soil-borne diseases are a major threat to vegetable produce in intensive cropping systems, costing Australia’s $4 billion vegetable industry around $120 million per annum, while management has become more difficult with fewer chemical …

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