Agronomy

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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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Managing anthracnose in lettuce

Anthracnose is a foliage disease of lettuce that causes significant crop losses in iceberg, cos and babyleaf lettuce. It is an intermittent disease in Australia, driven mainly by extended periods of wet weather, particularly in mild-cool wet periods, during which …

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Crop scheduling for babyleaf spinach grown in Australia

Baby spinach grows rapidly and is normally only suitable for harvesting on a single day. Growers supplying processors need a way to determine that ideal day. The crop scheduling model is able to predict the harvest date, providing a useful management tool for industry.

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The effects of no-till vegetable farming on greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon

This project measured greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon levels from lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and potato crops and methods developed to collect greenhouse gas emission data.

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Managing water for yield and profit

The training guide produced gives information and tools to help growers manage crop water use to maximise returns, minimise production risks, and to calculate the real value of the water applied.

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