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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.

From 2014 to 2017, 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?

Strip-till in Tasmania; A reduced till faming system

Strip-till in Tasmania; A reduced till faming system
17 Dec 2018

Strip-till is a system of cultivation that works strips of soil where the crop will be planted or sown and leaves most of the soil covered and undisturbed.

Watch this video to find out more about the benefits and challenges of using strip tillage in vegetable production systems, as well as testimonials from growers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.