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Soil Wealth and ICP Achievements Phase 1

Soil Wealth and ICP Achievements Phase 1
31 May 2017

The Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection projects provide R&D extension services, products and communication on improved soil management and plant health to the Australian vegetable industry.

Over the past 3-years, RMCG and AHR have delivered the projects for Horticulture Innovation Australia. Phase 1 of the projects have now been completed. So, what’s been achieved?

Pesticides and insect pest control in vegetables with Dr Siobhan de Little (webinar recording)

Pesticides and insect pest control in vegetables with Dr Siobhan de Little (webinar recording)
18 Oct 2017

Chemicals have different modes of action that can affect both insect pests and beneficial species differently.

Watch the recording of this interactive session with Dr Siobhan de Little and James Maino from cesar, facilitated by Carl Larsen from RMCG.

Green peach aphid resistance management with Dr Siobhan de Little (webinar recording)

Green peach aphid resistance management with Dr Siobhan de Little (webinar recording)
24 Aug 2017

Green peach aphids (GPA) are an important pest of vegetables, causing damage by feeding and transmitting viruses. High levels of resistance to carbamates, pyrethroids and organophosphates are found across Australia.

Watch the recording of this interactive session with guest presenter Dr Siobhan de Little from cesar.

Soil Wealth and Crop Health: Vital Components to Potato and Vegetable Crops

Soil Wealth and Crop Health: Vital Components to Potato and Vegetable Crops
15 Aug 2017

Members of the Soil Wealth and ICP team were recently interviewed for the Potatoes Australia magazine. The key message? Many of the soil health and plant protection practices relevant to vegetables, also apply to potatoes.

Click through to read the article.

Managing Fruit Fly in Vegetable Crops with Dr Jenny Ekman (webinar recording)

Managing Fruit Fly in Vegetable Crops with Dr Jenny Ekman (webinar recording)
19 May 2017

A webinar presented by Dr Jenny Ekman on strategies available to growers to manage fruit fly in vegetable crops, including the fruit fly lifecycle, monitoring, use of protein baiting, male annihilation techniques and netting.

Nutrition management and plant disease with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)

Nutrition management and plant disease with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)
28 Feb 2017

A webinar on nutrition management and plant disease presented by Dr Len Tesoriero as part of the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection projects.

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Daniel Fragapane, Werribee South VIC

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Daniel Fragapane, Werribee South VIC
19 Jan 2017

Werribee South vegetable grower, Daniel Fragapane, runs a 42 hectare farm growing cauliflowers and broccoli for supermarket chain ALDI. He adopted IPM on his Werribee South farm following a recommendation from his cousins.

Daniel has been impressed with the results he’s seen in this crop, following the use of IPM. The biggest challenge for him has been time scheduling of control options, such as avoiding peak UV periods for caterpillar control with products such as Dipel in summer.

Daniel has managed these challenges through a combination of targeted control, including strategic location spraying rather than whole of farm, and using alternative products when required.

Read this practical case study to learn more from leading growers.

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Peter Schreurs and Sons, Devon Meadows VIC

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Peter Schreurs and Sons, Devon Meadows VIC
5 Dec 2016

Peter Schreurs and Sons grow a range of vegetable crops on their 180 hectare farm in Devon Meadows near Cranbourne in Victoria. Leeks are the main crop in the business, but they also produce cos lettuce, endive, kohl-rabi, wombok and radicchio.

On the farm, Darren Schreurs is responsible for controlling pest and disease in the crops. Darren first encountered Integrated Pest Management (IPM) when he was trying to deal with mites and thrips in their leek crop.

Read this practical case study to learn more from leading growers.

Carrot diseases and other factors affecting carrot packout

Carrot diseases and other factors affecting carrot packout
2 Dec 2016

Read this great summary of carrot disorders to better understand what may be affecting your carrot packout. This includes corky brown rot, cavity spot, sclerotinia rot and violet root.

This poster was prepared by By Dr. Hoong Pung & Pam Cox, Serve-Ag Research in Tasmania.

Managing insect pests in greenhouses with Andy Ryland (webinar recording)

Managing insect pests in greenhouses with Andy Ryland (webinar recording)
22 Nov 2016

In this webinar Andy Ryland, talks about the ways to manage pests when growing vegetables in greenhouses.

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Schreurs and Sons, Clyde VIC

Implementing IPM on farm - experiences from leading growers: Schreurs and Sons, Clyde VIC
9 Nov 2016

Schreurs and Sons are one of the largest celery producers in Australia. Production of celery by the family business has relied on IPM for well over a decade.

The original drivers for exploring an IPM option were borne out of problems relying on a pesticide- based strategy. After initial trials, where IPM was proven effective, the approach was implemented on all farms and crops.

Read this practical case study to learn more from leading growers.

Managing Onion Maggot in vegetables

Managing Onion Maggot in vegetables
24 Oct 2016

Onion Maggot (Delia platura), also known as seed corn maggot, is an agricultural pest that damages seeds and seedlings in a wide range of crops including corn, beans, onions, garlic, brassicas, potatoes and spinach.

Reports of damage by this pest are usually following cool wet spring conditions. This fact sheet provides practical advice on the damage caused by Onion Maggot, its life cycle, and the cultural, biological and chemical control options. There are also some tips for great further reading if you want to know more.

Managing pesticide resistance in vegetable crops with Dr Paul Horne (webinar recording)

Managing pesticide resistance in vegetable crops with Dr Paul Horne (webinar recording)
20 Oct 2016

Pesticide resistance is an ongoing concern for the vegetable industry.

If you missed this webinar on 20 October 2016, listen to the recording with expert practitioners Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page from IPM Technologies and Carl Larsen, RMCG to find out more about how resistance arises, developing a resistance management strategy, and understanding all the control options available - biological, cultural and chemical.

Pest management - what are the options? with Dr Paul Horne (webinar recording)

Pest management - what are the options? with Dr Paul Horne (webinar recording)
22 Jul 2016

Watch this video if you missed this webinar on 22 July 2016.

Listen to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) experts Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page with Carl Larsen discuss the chemical, cultural and biological options for controlling insect pests in Australian vegetable crops.

Brassica whitefly control in vegetables

Brassica whitefly control in vegetables
21 Jul 2016

Brassica whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) is a pest of crops in the brassica family. This insect is not restricted to brassicas, although it prefers them. Its host range includes cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, kale and Asian vegetables, especially wombok (Chinese cabbage).

In NSW, the brassica whitefly has only become a pest of significance in the last 2-3 seasons but were first reported in Australia in 1997 in South Australia.

This fact sheet provides you with important information on damage, ecology, and management options including monitoring, cultural practices, biological control and chemical control.

Management of blindness in lettuce seedlings

Management of blindness in lettuce seedlings
12 May 2016

Blindness occurs when the main apical shoot or growing tip of the lettuce is lost during the seedling’s early growth. It is also sometimes called multiple heading or apical meristem decline.

This fact sheet covers key information, such as:
- How much of a problem is this disorder?
- What does a blind lettuce look like?
- What causes blindness?
- How to control blindness.

Weed management in vegetables

Weed management in vegetables
15 Dec 2015

Weeds increase the cost of growing vegetables, reduce crop yield and quality, and impact farm management decisions, such as timing of harvest and choice of herbicide options.

Slug control using Integrated Pest Management

Slug control using Integrated Pest Management
14 Dec 2015

In the higher rainfall zones, slugs in vegetable production systems can be a problem. As no single control method will provide complete protection, an integrated approach is best. Read this useful fact sheet to find out more, and learn from what other industries are doing.

Internal rot in capsicum: Causes and control

Internal rot in capsicum: Causes and control
27 Oct 2015

Internal rot in capsicum is an infection on the seeds, placenta or internal wall(s) of capsicum red fruit. Normally, symptoms are only seen once the fruit is cut open. The external appearance of the fruit is completely normal.

The disease leads to downgrades and rejections of fruit on the market, and affected fruit often progress right through the supply chain, to consumers.

The purpose of this factsheet is to bring together the most up to date information on the cause(s), control and prevention of internal rot in capsicums.

Pest and disease identifier App: Veg Pest ID

Pest and disease identifier App: Veg Pest ID
15 Oct 2015

Veg Pest ID helps farmers and agricultural professionals identify pests on Australian vegetable crops. Even tricky insects, diseases and disorders can be found with a few taps or keyword search.

Identify Pests Quickly: Identify thousands of different pests on your crops quickly and easily.
Fast Searching: Fast keyword searching to find the pest you’re looking for in an instant.
Quality Content: Over 1,500 pests at your fingertips. High resolution images.
Multi Device: Available on iPhone & iPad. Also available on Android Mobile & tablet.


Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Sweetpotato: A field identification guide

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Sweetpotato: A field identification guide
15 Oct 2015

This guide enables field identification of the insects, diseases and disorders of Sweetpotato by providing:
- photos
- written description
- damage symptoms
- season when commonly found

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Sweet Corn: A field identification guide

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Sweet Corn: A field identification guide
15 Oct 2015

This guide enables field identification of the insects, diseases and disorders of Sweet Corn by providing:
- photos
- written description
- damage symptoms
- season when commonly found

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Babyleaf Vegetables: A field identification guide

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Babyleaf Vegetables: A field identification guide
15 Oct 2015

This guide enables field identification of the insects, diseases and disorders of babyleaf vegetables by providing:
- photos of main pests
- description of main pests
- damage caused by main pests
- crops and season in which they are commonly found

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Brassica Vegetables: A field identification guide

Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Brassica Vegetables: A field identification guide
15 Oct 2015

This guide enables field identification of the insects, diseases and disorders of brassica vegetables by providing:
- photos of main pests
- description of main pests
- damage caused by main pests
- crops and season in which they are commonly found

Pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in cucurbits: field identification guide

Pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in cucurbits: field identification guide
22 Jun 2015

The Field Identification Guide is designed to assist growers, workers, students and consultants to correctly identify pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in cucurbits in Australia.

Intended to be used as a tool in integrated pest management in cucurbits, it draws on the experience of a range of scientists and industry experts. The guide represents over 270 colour photographs in 147 pages of illustrations and text. It contains a comprehensive list of organisms and nutritional disorders identified as currently important to this industry.

This publication is only available as an e-pub for use on iPad, iPhone and iPod. Download from the Apple iBookstore.

Powdery mildew - a new disease of carrots

Powdery mildew - a new disease of carrots
15 Jun 2015

Powdery mildew has been found on a carrot crops in three states of Australia. The first finding of the disease was in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) of New South Wales in 2007. It has subsequently been found in Tasmania and South Australia in 2008. While the organism causing the disease is commonly found in parsnip crops, powdery mildew has not previously been recorded on carrots in Australia.

Thrips in green beans

Thrips in green beans
11 Jun 2015

This fact sheet contains information on the identification and management of thrips in green beans.

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life
9 Jun 2015

This ABC Landline story which aired on the 3/04/2011 shows how other producers have implemented an ICP approach on their property. Discussions about vegetable ICP begin about 4 minutes into the video.

Field Guide to Pests, Beneficials, Diseases and Disorders of Vegetable in northern Australia

Field Guide to Pests, Beneficials, Diseases and Disorders of Vegetable in northern Australia
9 Jun 2015

This publication is the first comprehensive field guide to pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders of commercially grown vegetables in the Northern Territory.

Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia

Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia
27 Apr 2015

This book provides a diagnostic guide and a key reference for diseases affecting vegetable crops in Australia.