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Summerfruit August 2016

The Australian Stonefruit Grower August 2106

The editorial team at Applied Horticultural Research, are delighted to bring you second issue of the Australian Stone Grower magazine. We hope you enjoy this new issue. Click here to view the magazine Click here to download a pdf version …

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AHR at the National Horticulture Convention and Field Day

AHR staff were thrilled to be part of the National Horticulture Convention on the Gold Coast last week. The popular stand featured both the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection projects, where 100s of fact sheets, UBSs, Pest and Disease …

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Cover crops improve your bottom line: Soil Wealth Farm Walk, Cowra NSW

Visit Mulyan Farms (Ed and James Fagan) and see summer cover crops (tillage radish, sorghum and legumes and mixtures) on the farm.  Ed Fagan and the Soil Wealth team will discuss how to manage cover crops in your farming systems; …

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Ms Luyen from Tu Nhien village and Ms Vu Thi Phuong Thanh from Fresh Studio are justifiably proud of the premium strawberries now grown in Tu Nhien village

How growing high-quality vegetables increased Vietnam vegetable farmers’ income by 150%

An Australian-funded project is helping farmers in Vietnam increase their income by supplying high-quality, certified-safe vegetables to retail stores and urban consumers in Hanoi. Using a value chain model developed as part of the ACIAR – AHR project team, farmers …

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A disease-free product is easier to market, and one which brings a premium price to the grower. The difference is significant between healthy leeks grown in healthy soil following a biofumigant cover crop (at left) and (at right) a less-than-optimum result – control crop of leeks where no cover crop was grown.

Soil diseases in vegetables under attack in new project

Link to ABC Rural story and interview Soil-borne diseases are a major threat to vegetable produce in intensive cropping systems, costing Australia’s $4 billion vegetable industry around $120 million per annum, while management has become more difficult with fewer chemical …

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