Agronomy

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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P1020321

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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823957-rockmelon

Improving the sugar content and quality of rockmelons

This project developed and tested agronomic techniques capable of producing rockmelons with consistently high sugar content (measured by SCC) in the major melon growing regions in Australia. Techniques were developed that enabled growers to increase fruit soluble solids (sugars) from …

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Jewel cropped

Improving yield of quality seedless watermelons

How best to maximise the yield of seedless watermelons while maintaining adequate quality? Consumers will only pay a premium for seedless melons if the quality is there. This study addressed low yield, internal cracking and hollowness, poor flesh colour and seeds, and came up with strategies to maximise yield for each growing region.

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