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Building Soil Wealth – Protecting crops

Protecting crops and maintaining healthy soil is vital for Australian vegetable producers to improve productivity and profitability.

Crop protection and soil management practices, capabilities and attitudes differ across the vegetable industry. Markets and consumers expect vegetable growers  to minimise pesticide use and manage their soils in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.

Reductions in chemical control options combined with more intensive rotations and a demanding supply chain for ‘perfect’ produce has created a challenging environment for vegetable growers.

This website brings together a range of resources to build capacity within the vegetable industry to achieve better soil management and crop protection and improved long-term crop returns.

              Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection are funded by                                                  Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the                                                            vegetable industry levy and funds from the                                                                                     Australian Government.