Project Updates

Project updates and extension materials are regularily updated, for more information on a specific project click on the relevant project title and you will be directed to the most up to date activities.

The National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNet) - Wide Bay Burnett

Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network

Reef Trust | Reef Alliance - Growing the Great Barrier Reef Project (Burnett Mary/Fitzroy)

The Carbon Farming Project



Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network

13th July 2017 | Seasonal Work Incentive Trial Snapshot. Download

5th July 2017 | QAWN BFVG Chairman, Allan Mahoney and Agriculture Workforce Officer, Kylie Jackson comment on benefits to region on the introduction of the Seasonal Worker Incentive Trial.

Back to TOP 


The National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNet) - Wide Bay Burnett

18th July 2017 | Growing the Supply Chain Bus Tour Wrap up 12-13 July, 2017 

Thirty-four representatives of the Horticulture Industry participated in the Growing the Supply Chain bus tour mid July which was funded through BFVG’s VegNET project with major sponsorship from AustSafe Super.

The delegation of growers and Industry featured a behind the scenes tour of the Brisbane Produce Markets in Rocklea and visited farms in the Lockyer Valley and Mary River.   READ MORE

Back to TOP 


7th April 2017 | VegNet CGMMV & Soil Wealth Workshop

           

AHR_John Couloumbe                                            NT Farmers_Greg Owens 

Presentation available for DOWNLOAD                    Presentation available for DOWNLOAD

           

Lucy Tran-Nguyen Pt1                                            Lucy Tran-Nguyen Pt 2 

Presentation available for DOWNLOAD  

Brett Jackson - Biosecurity QLD

Presentation available for DOWNLOAD

Back to TOP 


16th March 2017 | Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus(CGMMV), useful resources.

Biosecurity Queensland | Media Release notification

Melons Australia | Property Management Plan

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia | CGMMV Farm Biosecurity Checklist

Ausveg | DIY Farm Biosecurity action plan

DAF Queensland | CGMMV General information

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia | Decontamination Factsheet

Biosecurity Signage available FREE to grower members.

Contact the office to reserve your sign or email bfvg.info@bfvg.com.au


07th March 2017 | Review Of Alternative Treatments For Bacterial Spot And Speck contol

Background

Copper tolerance/resistance in the pathogens causing bacterial speck and bacterial spot of tomatoes and capsicums, has been reported worldwide. Preliminary experimental results suggest we have copper resistance in bacterial speck in Queensland.

Therefore we need to look into alternative products to give us a better chance of controlling disease.

The following information is based on a review of around 100 journal publications on bacterial speck and spot control with copper based products and other alternatives. The products discussed are currently available or should be registered over the next few years. Summary HERE

Karina Griffin (née Bennett) BSc(Hons) | Research Student | School of Medical & Applied Sciences – Agriculture and Environment has also published a paper 'Copper-tolerance in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato and Xanthomonas spp. and the control of diseases associated with these pathogens in tomato and pepper. A systematic literature review', full paper available HERE

 

Videos developed by Applied Horticultural Research

Controlling Fruit Fly in Vegetables: (1) Targeted Control

Controlling Fruit Flies in Vegetables: (2) Monitoring

Controlling Fruit Fly in Vegetables: (3) Food Based Baits

Back to TOP


Reef Trust | Reef Alliance - Growing the Great Barrier Reef Project (Burnett Mary/Fitzroy)

The Water Quality module is funded through the Australian Government's Reef Alliance: Growing a Great Barrier Reef Program

Testing Fertigation injection and flush times in small crops 'Constant feed fertigation and tensiometers' Testing Fertigation injection and flush times in tree crops

Back to TOP


Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network


P14003 | Restoring the balance: BFVG Carbon Farming Solutions

18th April 2017

CARBON FARMING CASESTUDY - THE FRUIT SALAD PROJECT - HORTICULTURE

THE ISSUE | Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas. Increases in the concentration of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere have been associated with global warming and climate change. Almost 80% of these nitrous oxide emissions are produced by agriculture, with 73% emitted from agricultural soils. 

ABOUT THE PROJECT PROJECT LOCATION | The Fruit Salad Project was a joint initiative of the Australian Melon Association, NSW Department of Primary Industry and QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, to investigate how nitrous oxide emissions in commercial melons, bananas and blueberry crops could be reduced, and soil carbon increased, with the use of compost and biochar. Funded by the Australian Government through the Action on the Ground programme, this partnership worked with growers in northern and central NSW and southern QLD

Download the full casestudy HERE

Back to TOP


Extension Summary Materials, provided by Zane Nicolls, Development Horticulturist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Action on the Ground (AOTG) projects 143 - Improved soil, fertiliser and irrigation management for SEQ ginger production and 218 Improved fertiliser and soil management in south east Queensland intensive horticulture.  The projects concluded in September 2015, and were led by Zane Nicholls with valued assistance from Sam Price (HF&S) and with collaboration from industry partners Australian Pineapples, Queensland Strawberry Growers' Association and the Australian Ginger Industry Association.

The projects provided industry firsts for documenting nitrous oxide (N2O) emission generation in ginger, pineapple and strawberry production systems from granular fertilisers, and measurement of total organic and labile soil carbon stocks in ginger.  The key project deliverables were to promote plant health, yield and nutrient efficiency benefits of controlled release nitrogen (CRN) fertiliser use in the respective industries, and develop mixed fallow cover-crop options that build labile carbon and total organic soil carbon stocks in ginger under two land management scenarios.

View the full summary HERE

Caption - Zane Nicholls discussing AOTG project outcomes to multi-industry farmers from the Burnett Mary River region 30th April 2015.  

For Full Report details, contact

Zane Nicholls

Development Horticulturist

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

T 07 5381 1391 M 0412 032 965 

E Zane.Nicholls@daf.qld.gov.au

GPO Box 5083 SCMC, Nambour QLD 4560

Back to TOP


P14003 | Restoring the balance: BFVG Carbon Farming Solutions

Grow Your Wealth, Grow Your Soil Health Workshops:

Bundaberg: Wednesday 17th February 2016 9.30am-3.30pm at Rowers on the River

Gympie: Thursday 18th February 2016 9:30-2:30pm Venue to be advised 

Please RSVP to bree.grima@bfvg.com.au

Back to TOP