Sydney Basin, NSW
The ICP Sydney Basin demonstration site is part of the national Integrated Crop Protection extension project for the vegetable industry, which aims to help Australian vegetable producers’ to improve productivity and profitability.
ICP Sydney Basin focuses on the main pest and disease issues affecting vegetable growers in the Sydney region. For example:
- Managing Diamond Back Moth (DBM)
- Qld Fruit Fly
- Greenhouse Whitelfy
- Soil borne diseases such as Sclerotinia , Verticillium and Pythium
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The project features a demonstration site at Grech Farms in Camden, and project activities are posted on the Facebook page so you can track their progress and stay informed.
At the Camden site, we are currently trialling ways to maintain healthy soils using biofumigation, with the forage sorghum Fumig8or, and adding composted organic materials to the soil.
The Facebook page also has regular updates by leading IPM specialist, Andy Ryland, on current pest and disease issues affecting vegetable growers in the Sydney basin.
Stay tuned for the latest updates, and don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page!