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TIA soil health video looks at cover cropping with potato grower James Addison

TIA soil health video looks at cover cropping with potato grower James Addison
21 Nov 2018

As part of its levy-funded project navigating the wealth of soil health information available to growers, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture has undertaken a series of interviews with growers from around Australia to provide insights into what they're doing to manage the most valuable resource on their farms: their soil.

In this video, Tasmanian grower James Addison discusses the value of cover cropping in maintaining soil health and increasing productivity in potato production.

Integrated Pest Management of vegetable pests - a more sustainable approach (webinar recording)

Integrated Pest Management of vegetable pests - a more sustainable approach (webinar recording)
18 Oct 2018

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) refers to the combination of chemical, cultural and biological options for controlling insect pests in Australian vegetable crops.

Watch this informative and interactive one-hour session to get the latest updates from vegetable industry experts, including IPM Technologies, E.E. Muir & Sons and Schreurs & Sons.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Summer Root Rot

Soil Borne Disease Series: Summer Root Rot
10 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of summer root rot.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Club Root

Soil Borne Disease Series: Club Root
9 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of club root.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Bottom Rot

Soil Borne Disease Series: Bottom Rot
8 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of bottom rot.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Black Rot

Soil Borne Disease Series: Black Rot
7 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of black rot.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Big Vein

Soil Borne Disease Series: Big Vein
6 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of big vein.

Soil Borne Disease Series: Basel Plate Rot

Soil Borne Disease Series: Basel Plate Rot
5 Sep 2018

A short video presented by Dr Len Tesoriero on the identification, causes and management of basel plate rot.

Future focus – robotics and intelligent systems in Australian vegetable production systems (webinar recording)

Future focus – robotics and intelligent systems in Australian vegetable production systems (webinar recording)
23 Aug 2018

Robotics and intelligent systems are used throughout various agricultural industries to control, monitor and improve farming systems. The development of various systems to aid in increasing the economic performance of farms is prevalent in both Australia and internationally.

Watch this informative and interactive one-hour session to get the latest updates from vegetable industry experts, including leaders from the University of Sydney, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and DataFarming.

The role of soil DNA testing in managing the risk of soilborne diseases – how is it being used and what can it do? (webinar recording)

The role of soil DNA testing in managing the risk of soilborne diseases – how is it being used and what can it do? (webinar recording)
2 Aug 2018

Soilborne diseases pose a significant threat to vegetable crop health and losses. Disease pressure and prevalence is influenced by a number of factors including block selection, crop rotation, varieties, nutrition, irrigation and fumigation.

Watch this informative and practical session to get the latest updates from Dr Michael Rettke, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Dr Doris Blaesing, RMCG.

Spray technology for vegetable growers: a guide to getting it right (webinar recording)

Spray technology for vegetable growers: a guide to getting it right (webinar recording)
24 May 2018

Chemicals play an important role in vegetable production and are regularly used to control insect pests, diseases and weeds.

Watch this informative and interactive one-hour webinar to get the latest updates from vegetable industry experts in Australia.

Biosecurity lessons in planning and response for the vegetable industry (webinar recording)

Biosecurity lessons in planning and response for the vegetable industry (webinar recording)
22 Mar 2018

Plant biosecurity is a series of measures that aid in protecting production areas from harmful insects, weeds, and various plant diseases.

Watch this informative and interactive one-hour webinar to get the latest updates from vegetable industry experts in Australia.

Cover crop spotlight on Buckwheat

Cover crop spotlight on Buckwheat
8 Mar 2018

Some of the advantages of buckwheat include rapid growth, strong weed suppression and quick breakdown of residues, allowing it to fit into tight rotations and certain crops like baby leaf.

Watch this video to find out more.

Fusarium wilt management in vegetables with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)

Fusarium wilt management in vegetables with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)
7 Dec 2017

Watch this webinar recording to learn about the latest techniques in managing the soilborne disease Fusarium wilt in vegetable crops including solanaceous, legumes, cucurbits and sweet potatoes and to understand the latest ways of managing this disease to keep your plants in production for longer and improve yield and pack out rates.

Getting soil and nutrition management right with the EnviroVeg program (webinar recording)

Getting soil and nutrition management right with the EnviroVeg program (webinar recording)
22 Nov 2017

Healthy soil and correct nutrition management is essential to a productive vegetable business and protecting the natural environment.

Watch this webinar recording to get the latest updates on managing vegetable soils and nutrition with a focus on nitrogen as the most mobile nutrient prone to losses via waterways and air, as well as the new industry-owned EnviroVeg program.

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.

Nematodes in vegetable soils - managing the bad and good ones with Dr Sarah Collins (webinar recording)

Nematodes in vegetable soils - managing the bad and good ones with Dr Sarah Collins (webinar recording)
10 Oct 2017

This webinar with Nematode specialist Dr Sarah Collins from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA focused on the pest nematode, outlining the life cycles of the root-knot and root-lesion nematodes and how this can be used to target control measures.

The webinar also covered beneficial free living nematodes and how these can be managed and used as soil health indicators.

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.

Precision agriculture technology in vegetable production systems (webinar recording)

Precision agriculture technology in vegetable production systems (webinar recording)
2 Aug 2017

Precision agriculture (or PA) uses a combination of new technology and existing agronomic knowledge to maximise farm efficiency.

Watch the recording of this one-hour interactive session facilitated by the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET) in Victoria (N, W, SE regions) and Tasmania, funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable industry levy and funds from the Australian Government.

Cover crops farm walk @Richmond NSW - shed presentation slides

25 Jul 2017

The farm walk on cover crops by Kelvin Montagu was streamed by Good Fruit and Vegetables and can be viewied here.

Controlled traffic in vegetable production: a grower's perspective

Controlled traffic in vegetable production: a grower's perspective
24 Jul 2017

Hear from Rob Hinrichsen of Kalfresh in QLD about using controlled traffic in commercial vegetable production systems.

This video captures Rob's experiences with the technology achieving 'growing zones' and 'driving zones', the benefits of reduced tillage down from 11-12 passes to 2-3 passes, the costs of transitioning the cultivation system, as well as how the business piloted the technology before making the big change.

Cover crops in vegetable production: a grower's perspective

Cover crops in vegetable production: a grower's perspective
6 Jul 2017

Hear from Rob Hinrichsen of Kalfresh in QLD about using cover crops, or 'green carbon', in commercial vegetable production systems.

This video captures Rob's experiences in using different types of cover crops such as tillage raddish and sun hemp to achieve different objectives, some of the benefits of using cover crops such as increased soil carbon and crop resilience, as well as providing advice to those starting out.

Compost use in vegetable production: a grower's perspective

Compost use in vegetable production: a grower's perspective
8 Jun 2017

Hear from Rob Hinrichsen of Kalfresh in QLD about using compost in commercial vegetable production systems. This video captures Rob's experiences in soil biology, short and long-term compost, the financial implications of using compost, and advice for starting out.

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?

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.

Using compost in commercial vegetable production with Dr Doris Blaesing (webinar recording)

Using compost in commercial vegetable production with Dr Doris Blaesing (webinar recording)
22 Mar 2017

Watch this webinar recording from 21 March 2017 to find out more about the good, the bad and the ugly of compost use in vegetable production with Dr Doris Blaesing from RMCG.

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.

Biofumigation cover crops in vegetable production with Julie Finnigan (webinar recording)

Biofumigation cover crops in vegetable production with Julie Finnigan (webinar recording)
31 Jan 2017

A webinar on biofumigation cover crops presented by Julie Finnigan and Dr Kelvin Montagu as part of the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection projects.

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.

Developing a fertilizer program for vegetable crops with Bruce Scott & Doris Blaesing (webinar recording)

Developing a fertilizer program for vegetable crops with Bruce Scott & Doris Blaesing (webinar recording)
14 Nov 2016

This webinar series aims to provide evidence based knowledge to make good decisions on site-specific nutrient management of vegetable crops using soil and plant testing and the 4R principles (right source, right rate, right time and right place).

The third webinar in the series focuses on developing a fertilizer program and features well-respected specialists Bruce Scott (E.E. Muir & Sons) and Dr Doris Blaesing.

Rediscovering cover crops with Kelvin Montagu (webinar recording)

Rediscovering cover crops with Kelvin Montagu (webinar recording)
10 Nov 2016

Cover crops are being rediscovered by vegetable growers as practical ways of improving soil productivity and health. While cover cropping is a simple concept, it can be complex to implement in todays intensive production systems.

In this webinar Dr Kelvin Montagu from the Soil Wealth - ICP team, talks about the use of cover crops in vegetable production and the practical issues which need to be considered.

How to manage sclerotinia in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero

How to manage sclerotinia in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero
1 Nov 2016

A webinar on sclerotinia management presented by Dr Len Tesoriero.

This project has been funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the vegetable levy and funds from the Australian Government

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.

Leaf and sap testing for managing vegetabe crop nutrition with Bruce Scott, Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers (webinar recording)

Leaf and sap testing for managing vegetabe crop nutrition with Bruce Scott, Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers (webinar recording)
28 Sep 2016

View the leaf and sap testing for vegetable crops webinar broadcast on the 27th September 2016 by Bruce Scott, Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers from the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection team and E.E. Muir & Sons.

Variable Rate Technologies in Queensland vegetables

Variable Rate Technologies in Queensland vegetables
14 Sep 2016

Crop sensing is allowing the adoption of variable rate management to address yield variability, improve management of inputs and maximise productivity.

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.

Soil Testing for Vegetable Crops with Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers (webinar recording)

Soil Testing for Vegetable Crops with Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers (webinar recording)
13 Jul 2016

Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers from the Soil Wealth team, presented a webinar on how to get the most from soil testing for vegetable crops.

If you missed this popular webinar, you can view the recording and download the presentation from here.

How to control Pythium in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)

How to control Pythium in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)
31 Mar 2016

Vegetable pathologist, Dr Len Tesoriero and AHRs Dr Kelvin Montagu, recently presented a highly successful webinar on how to manage the soil borne disease Pythium in vegetable crops.

The webinar was recorded, and is now available as a YouTube video. You can click on the link below to watch the full Webinar. You can also download the presentation and follow the link to an ICP factsheet on how to manage soil borne disease in vegetable crops.

Biofumigation crop management for maximum impact

Biofumigation crop management for maximum impact
2 Mar 2016

Dale Gies outlines the importance of correct establishment and water and nutrient requirements of biofumigant crops.

Precision vegetable cropping on Landline

Precision vegetable cropping on Landline
8 Feb 2016

Check out how precision farming techniques are being adapted to vegetable production.

Southern Fields Vegetable Farm Demonstration Site - Experiences from leading growers

Southern Fields Vegetable Farm Demonstration Site - Experiences from leading growers
1 Feb 2016

Hear from Tasmanian lettuce grower Colin Houston about the exciting demonstrations being run on his new farm aimed at improving profitability and sustainability.

Soilborne Disease Master Class for the Vegetable Industry - Experiences from leading growers

Soilborne Disease Master Class for the Vegetable Industry - Experiences from leading growers
31 Jan 2016

Vegetable growers and advisors discuss how attending a master class has changed the way they manage soilborne diseases and influenced their business.

Managing Plant Health and Soils in Vegetables - Experiences from leading growers

Managing Plant Health and Soils in Vegetables - Experiences from leading growers
30 Jan 2016

Vegetable growers and advisors talk about how implementing integrated crop protection and new soil management practices has changed their business.

Managing nitrous oxide emissions from soil and fertiliser

Managing nitrous oxide emissions from soil and fertiliser
29 Jan 2016

This 5 minute video clip describes how nitrous oxide emissions from soils and nitrogen fertiliser can be managed using right source (product), rate, time and place principles.

What's the story with soil carbon

What's the story with soil carbon
29 Jan 2016

A seven minute overview of soil carbon in agriculture.

Understanding Manures & Composts

Understanding Manures & Composts
5 Jan 2016

A two minute summary of Dr Doris Blaesing's presentation "Understanding Manures & Composts".

Development of biofumigant cover crops and their potential benefits

Development of biofumigant cover crops and their potential benefits
15 Dec 2015

Part 2 of 5 of a Green Crops and Biofumigation seminar presented by Dale Gies from High Performance Seeds Inc, Washington, USA. Seminar hosted by Serve-Ag Tasmania, February 2015 and broadcast by Soil Wealth.

The Soil Story

The Soil Story
14 Dec 2015

A summary of the importance of soil, soil science and good soil management from a Victorian perspective.

Bulmer Farm Walk May 2015

Bulmer Farm Walk May 2015
8 Dec 2015

Missed the Bulmer Farm Walk on 21 May 2015? Catch up on reduced tillage options in vegetables in this video from Jeanette Servers of Good Fruit & Vegetable.

Sweetpotato whole of crop integrated pest management strategies

Sweetpotato whole of crop integrated pest management strategies
1 Dec 2015

This video documentary showcases grower practices used to better manage sweetpotato pests in their Australian sweetpotato production systems. It was produced as a result of project VG09052 'Integration of crop and soil insect management in sweetpotato', which was undertaken by the Australian Sweetpotato Growers Association (ASPG inc).

Introduction to green crops and biofumigation

Introduction to green crops and biofumigation
30 Nov 2015

Part 1 of 5 of a Green Crops and Biofumigation seminar presented by Dale Gies from High Performance Seeds Inc, Washington, USA. Seminar hosted by Serve-Ag Tasmania, February 2015 and broadcast by Soil Wealth.

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.


Cover Crop Solutions Videos

Cover Crop Solutions Videos
8 Oct 2015

This in depth educational video examines the different species of cover crops on the market today. Learn the characteristics and benefits of planting legumes, grasses, cereals, and more. If you're new to cover crops, this is the video you must see.

Precision agriculture in vegetable poduction

Precision agriculture in vegetable poduction
17 Jun 2015

Ed Windley and Ben Moore are vegetable growers from Kalbar, Queensland. In conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Ed and Ben are trialling new practices such as controlled traffic and variable rate applications to maximise efficiency on their farms.

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.

Reduced till in vegetable production —WHY?

Reduced till in vegetable production —WHY?
11 May 2015

A reduced till system on this Cowra vegetable farm delivered soil, cost and crop benefits.

Reduced Till in Vegetable Production - HOW?

Reduced Till in Vegetable Production - HOW?
11 May 2015

NSW farmers, Ed and James Fagan explain how they developed a reduced tillage vegetable farming operation in Cowra, NSW.

Natural control of insect pests in lettuce, Devon Meadows

Natural control of insect pests in lettuce, Devon Meadows
11 May 2015

Vegetable grower Peter Schreurs talks about how he controls insect pests using natural predators.

Natural control of insect pests in vegetables, Mornington Peninsula

Natural control of insect pests in vegetables, Mornington Peninsula
11 May 2015

Vegetable grower Paul Gazzola talks about how he controls insect pests using natural predators.

Natural control of insect pests in Broccoli, Werribee

Natural control of insect pests in Broccoli, Werribee
11 May 2015

Fresh Select vegetable grower Stuart Grigg talks about how he controls insect pests using natural predators.

Soil Biology Introduction

Soil Biology Introduction
1 May 2015

Want to get an good overview of soil biology, then this video is a good place to start.