Environmental

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Mulching and compost in apple and cherry orchards

This trial investigated the effects of compost, wheat straw mulch and lucerne straw mulch on the productivity, soil health and greenhouse gas emissions of apple and cherry orchards in New South Wales. A factsheet on managing nitrous oxide emissions in apple …

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Carrots

A new multi-faceted approach to soil-borne disease management in vegetables

This new project will provide Australian vegetable growers with the tools and solutions they need to manage the risk of crop losses due to soil-borne disease in the major vegetable growing regions in Australia. The multidisciplinary team that created the …

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How to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from processing tomatoes

The Australian processing tomato industry operates in a global market, where good environmental credentials are important in achieving the best financial returns for growers. In a recent project, AHR has worked with the Australian processing tomato industry to develop ways of reducing …

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Managing insect contaminants in processed leafy vegetables: A best practice guide

Insects are potential contaminants of processed leafy vegetables. Pest and beneficial species, in both the juvenile and adult stages of their life cycles can become unwanted contaminants if they make their way from the field into the final packaged product …

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Consumer videos on beneficial Beneficial insects

Videos Paul Gazzola: Insect pests in vegetables, Mornington Peninsula, Victiria Peter Schreurs: Lettuce at Devon Meadows, Victoria Stuart Grigg:  Broccoli at Werribee Victoria This project examined consumer attitudes to insect contamination of vegetables, and whether there is likely to be …

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