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.
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 email@example.com
07th March 2017 | Review Of Alternative Treatments For Bacterial Spot And Speck contol
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
Controlling Fruit Fly in Vegetables: (1) Targeted Control
Controlling Fruit Flies in Vegetables: (2) Monitoring
Controlling Fruit Fly in Vegetables: (3) Food Based Baits
|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|
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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
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
T 07 5381 1391 M 0412 032 965
GPO Box 5083 SCMC, Nambour QLD 4560
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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