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Recycled Organics (Compost) in Vegetable Production

March 2019
Recycled Organics (Compost) in Vegetable Production

Recycled organics (compost) is a commercially viable source of composted organic matter that does not contain animal manures, and is now being used successfully on vegetable farms in NSW.

Rob Niccol from Australian Native Landscapes and Dr Kelvin Montagu from AHR discuss the value proposition of recycled organics and explain how the compost can be successfully integrated into vegetable farming in Australia.

This project is supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority as part of Waste Less, Recycle More, funded from the waste levy.

Strip-tillage for vegetables and potatoes with Steve Peterson (USA) and Ben Pogiolli (webinar recording)

March 2019
Strip-tillage for vegetables and potatoes with Steve Peterson (USA) and Ben Pogiolli (webinar recording)

Hear from industry experts on how strip-till will save you fuel and time, increase soil organic matter, reduce erosion and compaction, and how fertilisers can be banded at multiple depths.

Managing Redback Spiders In Broccoli (webinar recording)

February 2019
Managing Redback Spiders In Broccoli (webinar recording)

Redback spiders love a hot, dry summer….

From April to June is ‘redback season', where consumer complaints about redback spiders in broccoli are most likely to surface on social media near you.

Where do they come from? Why are they here? And, most importantly, What can I do about it? These questions and more will be answered by an AHR Webinar featuring Dr Jenny Ekman.

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

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

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.

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

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

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)

August 2018
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)

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)

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

November 2016
Rediscovering cover crops with Kelvin Montagu (webinar recording)

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 (webinar recording)

November 2016
How to manage sclerotinia in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero (webinar recording)

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)

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

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 vegetable crop nutrition with Bruce Scott, Doris Blaesing and Gordon Rogers (webinar recording)

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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.