Agronomy

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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Lettuce guide

Lettuce best practice guide

With the market moving to pre-packed lettuces, with its stringent requirements, this guide helps growers and processors around Australia to maximise quality and yield in their operations.

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