Global scan and reviews

How do you know if information is reliable?

Tired of searching the internet to find the answer to that problem?

Our global scan and review series provides leading, research-based information from around the world to Australian vegetable growers and advisors.

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Biological Products Database

December 2019
Biological Products Database

This Biological Product Database is a tool for growers that will assist with navigating the array of ‘biological’ products currently available to their farming business. We have compiled the information in response to questions from growers about available products on the Australian market.

Remote sensing

July 2019
Remote sensing

Over the past decade, the agricultural industry has seen a significant increase in publicly available remote sensing imagery and data. This technology is more accessible than ever, where users can access a wide range of information that can be implemented into their farming businesses, with the help of service providers and various commercially available platforms.

In this global scan, we address the types of remote sensing available, and its applications to vegetable production systems. Remote sensing is a type of geospatial technology that sits alongside Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies.

Veg and tech: Science fiction or the future of farming?

June 2019
Veg and tech: Science fiction or the future of farming?

As agricultural systems forge toward a large-scale, complex, tech-savvy future, where should you look for new technologies and what questions should you be asking?

The Soil Wealth ICP have scanned the watchlist of 24 emerging technologies detected by Agrifutures in 2018 to determine how tech change will influence your vegetable growing business. This global scan and review covers the newest global innovations in technology, how they are being applied, and what we should be looking for.

Technology for controlling weeds

January 2019
Technology for controlling weeds

The Soil Wealth and ICP project is scanning global technologies to bring you some of the most interesting and practical advances in weed management. Most new technology for controlling weeds will be a positive step forward for soil health and the environment, and will play an important role in our fight against herbicide resistant weeds.

This global scan and review provides guidance on non-selective fallow paddock weed control, as well as selective In-crop weed control, and delivery technology.

Organic soil amendments

September 2018
Organic soil amendments

Organic amendments are mostly applied pre-planting of cash or cover crops, and always contain carbon and all major nutrients (N, P, S and K).

Read this global scan and review, the first in a series, that covers what organic soil amendments are, why and how to use them, the effects on soils and crops, as well as other specific considerations. Further research, development and extension needs are also identified for future guidance.