Soil management

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Reduced tillage in permanent bed vegetable production

Reducing tillage in vegetable production can reduce input costs and is “softer” on the soil allowing biological process to build a more stable soil structure suitable for crop growth. Both the environmental and economic sustainability of the vegetable industry is …

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Gas Chamber Cherry

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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Big N Application

Anhydrous ammonia for vegetable crops: Could it be a viable proposition?

                Anhydrous ammonia has long been used as a preplant and side dressing fertiliser in the cotton and grain industries. It results in a high retention of nitrogen in the soil, reduced leaching …

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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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