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How to get and use the free 10m NDVI maps through DataFarming

June 2018
How to get and use the free 10m NDVI maps through DataFarming

DataFarming’s innovative software platform is backed by over 20 years of hands on experience solving agricultural problems in the real world.

Through cloud-based systems, farm data, and satellite technology, DataFarming deliver simple data solutions to drive farm productivity across all production factors, gaining valuable insights into the agricultural industry.

A strategic approach to weed management for the Australian Vegetable Industry

June 2018
A strategic approach to weed management for the Australian Vegetable Industry

The University of New England are undertaking a four-year research program which aims to help safeguard the vegetable industry by reducing its dependence on herbicides and tillage for weed control.

Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application (RIPPA)

June 2018
Robot for Intelligent Perception and Precision Application (RIPPA)

Created through the Horticulture Innovation Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney's internationally-recognised Australian Centre for Field Robotics, RIPPA aims to benefit the vegetable industry by automating a number of existing farm management tasks.

Adaptive Area-Wide Management for Queensland Fruit Fly using Sterile Insect Technique

June 2018
Adaptive Area-Wide Management for Queensland Fruit Fly using Sterile Insect Technique

Area-Wide Management (AWM) is a proven management approach for mobile pests around the world, employing a united strategy to target all pest habitats within a well-defined area or region to reduce the total pest population. These guidelines will help you understand AWM, how to get started implementing it for Queensland fruit fly, and the opportunities to implement Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) once AWM has been successfully implemented.

Fruit fly management for vegetable growers

June 2018
Fruit fly management for vegetable growers

Videos and Best practice guide

Fruit flies are recognised as one of the world’s most serious pests for horticulture. They can breed rapidly, disperse widely and successfully infest most fruit and fruiting vegetables. The larvae not only destroy infested fruit, but are a major quarantine issue for both domestic and international markets.

VegPRO - the Australian vegetable industry's own education and training initiative

June 2018
VegPRO - the Australian vegetable industry's own education and training initiative

Are you a grower, employee, or trainer in the vegetable industry? VegPRO is an industry education and training initiative that’s role is to provide training, resources, and tools to the Vegetable industry. Whether training is existing or just an idea, we’re here to support your training needs.
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Soil CRC | Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils

May 2018
Soil CRC | Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils

The CRC for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) is bringing together scientists, industry and farmers to find practical solutions for Australia’s underperforming soils.

Tomato Potato psyllid (TPP) Surveillance Programme

April 2018
Tomato Potato psyllid (TPP) Surveillance Programme

Extended surveillance for incursions of the Tomato Potato psyllid in eastern Australia by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia, is coordinating a national surveillance program for the Tomato Potato psyllid (TPP) which was discovered in Western Australia in February 2017.

EnviroVeg Pilot Program: Apply Now

March 2018
EnviroVeg Pilot Program: Apply Now

EnviroVeg is an industry-led environmental best-practice management program for vegetable production businesses. It provides resources for sustainable growing techniques and represents vegetable businesses as responsible stewards of land, water and biodiversity.

Replicated small plot field experiments - is the pain worth the gain? (webinar recording)

March 2018
Replicated small plot field experiments - is the pain worth the gain? (webinar recording)

The Soils Network of Knowledge (SNoK) faciliatated a webinar on replicated small plot field experiments with Steve Morris from NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Watch this webianr to find out more about the complexities of field research design and the logical case for undertaking field research in a structured manner.

Reduced tillage webinar recordings from Cornell Small Farms Program, US

November 2017
Reduced tillage webinar recordings from Cornell Small Farms Program, US

Join the Cornell SFP as they team up with Michigan State University and the University of Maine to offer three webinars and share the latest research on reduced tillage for organic vegetable production. Learn about practices that fit your operation, from permanent beds, tarps, and mulches, to cover cropping, strip tillage, and cultivation tools.

Soil Health; Biological, Chemical, Physical

October 2017
Soil Health; Biological, Chemical, Physical

Learn more about soil biological, chemical and physical fertility, as well as access the Soils are Alive tool - the complete soil health reference for farmers, consultants and researchers.

USDA Cover Crops Chart

October 2016
USDA Cover Crops Chart

The Cover Crop Chart (v. 2.1) is designed to assist producers with decisions on the use of cover crops in crop and forage production systems. The information is based on USA conditions and care is required to adapt the information to Australian conditions.

The information provides a good summary of the different cover crop options for warm and cool seasons.

Soils in Schools initiative by Soil Science Australia

July 2016
Soils in Schools initiative by Soil Science Australia

The Soils in Schools program started in 2015, the UN declared International Year of Soils. It is an initiative of Soil Science Australia.

This programs vision is to communicate and educate school children on the relevance of soils in everyday life and to encourage a wider interest in our soil resources.

How to control Pythium in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero

April 2016
How to control Pythium in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero

How to control Pythium in vegetable crops with Dr Len Tesoriero. Video of a Webinar run on the 31st March 2016 with DR Len Tesoriero (NSW DPI) and Dr Kelvin Montagu from AHR.

Soil diseases in vegetables under attack in new project

February 2016
Soil diseases in vegetables under attack in new project

Soil-borne diseases are a major threat to vegetable production and now a new project is tackling the problem.

Resistance Management Strategy Web Tool

February 2016
Resistance Management Strategy Web Tool

The Resistance Management Strategies web tool provides easy access to information on the sustainable use of pesticides.

Chemical control of nematodes in carrots

November 2015
Chemical control of nematodes in carrots

This webpage on the DAFWA site provides information on chemical options for the control of nematodes in carrot crops.

Biofumigation media from the 5th International Symposium of Biofumigation

October 2015
Biofumigation media from the 5th International Symposium of Biofumigation

This webpage contains videos, documents and photos from the 5th International Symposium of Biofumigation held in September 2014.

Making the most of your on-farm trials

September 2015
Making the most of your on-farm trials

A well-planned and managed on-farm trial is a great way to test new ideas, products, and equipment. But, to provide meaningful information, even a simple on-farm trial takes time to plan and carry-out.

To find out how to make the most of your on-farm trials please go to this web page.

Compost for Soils

June 2015
Compost for Soils

Compost for Soils is a free, independent source of information about the use of compost in agricultural systems.

The site has a range of fact sheets and case studies focused on commerical use of compost in vegetables, vines, tree horticulture and broad acre crops.

Growing Capsicums

June 2015
Growing Capsicums

Growing healhty, productive capsicum crops - a resource package based on the successful practices of Virginia capsicum grower Phuong Vo.

Brassica Information Kit. Agrilink, your growing guide to better farming guide

May 2015
Brassica Information Kit. Agrilink, your growing guide to better farming guide

This website contains a series of documents to guide you through the successful prodution of Brassica crops.