Agronomy

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Low cost protected cropping in the Central Philippines

This project aimed at developing and testing low cost growing structures that will enable the production of high quality vegetables at minimum cost in the Central Philippines.
These structures could prove useful in Australia—helping produce better quality vegetables with minimal cost.

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broccoli field

Improving the uniformity of broccoli for efficient mechanical harvest

This collaboration between a commercial broccoli processor, two commercial seed companies and AHR aimed to find the optimum agronomic management of broccoli to ensure uniform crop maturity and quality for once over mechanical harvesting to reduce cost of harvesting. The …

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Mildew on cucurbits

Managing powdery mildew in cucurbits to prevent crop losses

Using integrated pest management and safe chemicals that boost the plant’s natural defence systems (rather than problematic synthetic fungicides) this study aimed to find new ways to control powdery mildew in cucumber and zucchini crops to prevent crop and income losses while minimising the number of chemical applications.

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Supplying quality vegetables from the Nghe An province of Vietnam

This innovate project between Metro Cash and Carry Vietnam, the Agricultural Science Institute of Northern Central Vietnam and Applied Horticultural Research in Australia is resulting in high quality, clean vegetables for consumers in Vietnam.

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Root nodules on Morgan Field peas which are coverting nitrogen from the air into a form plants can use RGB

Improving sustainability through no-till permanent bed vegetable production systems

A no-till farming system was developed to increase the sustainability of horticultural cropping systems. Trials around Australia examined bed formation, irrigation systems, soil testing and base fertiliser application, selection and management of cover crops, transplanting and growing the main crop. Read how savings can be made and soil improved …

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