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 successful communications and extension frameworks of the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection projects has been expanded to include expertise in soil-borne disease and economics.
It is this strong combination of skills that will deliver the outcomes of the project. The added research and economic skills mean the AHR/RMCG and NSW DPI team will be able to fill the gaps in soil-borne disease management knowledge that growers and advisers urgently need in order to minimise financial risks from soil-borne disease. New information will be communicated effectively to growers and advisers through the Soil Wealth and ICP extension framework via the established network of demonstration sites, field days, printed and electronic media.
Project number: VG15010