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Aparagus - Stem Blight
Asian baby leaf crops
Asparagus - Purple Spot
Asparagus - Rust
Carrot - Powdery Mildew
Celery - Late Blight
Chemical Records
Chemical Residues
Chemical Selection
Clubroot tests
Crop Water Use
Cucumber Mosaic Virus
Diamondback Moth - Control Software
Estimating Dam Volume
Farm Biosecurity
Garden Symphilid
Green Manure Crops
Lettuce - Downy Mildew
Lettuce - Sclerotinia
Lettuce - Tipburn
Lettuce Aphid - Baby Leaf crops
Lettuce Aphid - Identification
Managing Drought
Onion - White Rot
Poultry Litter
Safe Harvesting
Saline Water
Salinity Units
Silverleaf Whitefly
The Victorian Vegetable Industry
Visitors & Contractors
Vital Vegetables
Weather Stations
White Blister - Brassica Crops
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542 Footscray Rd,
West Melbourne, VIC, 3003

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Vegetable Matters of Fact

The Victorian State Government has produced over 100 factsheets with practical information to assist Victorian horticulture.

Today, the DPI-Horticulture program continues to produce factsheets on research undertaken in Victoria as well as general farm management issues. 

A selection of these factsheets, relevant to vegetable production, are listed below.


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The Victorian Vegetable Industry

Victoria has one of the world’s best recipes for natural foods: a temperate climate, a variety of soil types, a clean supply... Go to article.

Asian baby leaf crops

This poster will help you identify the major Pests, Beneficials and Quality issues of Asian Baby Leaf vegetables such as : ... Go to article.

Crop Water Use

Key Points: Evapotranspiration (ET) data will help you estimate the water needs of your crop ... Go to article.

Weather Stations

Key Points: Evapotranspiration (ET) data helps determine a crop�s water needs The ET... Go to article.

Carrot - Powdery Mildew

Key Points: Powdery mildew (Erysiphe heraclei ) is a problem on carrot crops in NSW, SA and TAS ... Go to article.

Chemical Selection

Key Points: The Agricultural and Veterinary Permits Search offers a national database of all registered agricultural... Go to article.

Silverleaf Whitefly

Key Points: Silverleaf Whitefly (SLWF) is a pest of many vegetable crops ... Go to article.

Estimating Dam Volume

Key Points: In dry seasons or with limited water availability, it is important to know how much water is in your dam... Go to article.

Saline Water

Key Points: Salinity refers to the presence of soluble salts in soil or water ... Go to article.

Managing Drought

Key Points: Ensure your irrigation system is operating at its most efficient: ... Go to article.

Lettuce Aphid - Baby Leaf crops

Key Points: Baby leaf crops may be harvested more than once (some crops up to 5 times) ... Go to article.

Salinity Units

Key Points: Salinity refers to the presence of soluble salts in soil or water Soil salinity... Go to article.

Clubroot tests

Key Points: Clubroot disease, is responsible for up to 10% of crop losses each year in Australia ... Go to article.

Farm Biosecurity

Key Points: Biosecurity measures are designed to protect crops from pests, diseases and weeds. ... Go to article.

Visitors & Contractors

Key Points: MANAGE the risk of contactors and visitors bringing pests or weeds onto your farm. ... Go to article.

Celery - Late Blight

Key Points: Septoria leaf spot or late blight is caused by the fungus Septoria apiicola ... Go to article.

Vital Vegetables

Key Points: “Vital Vegetables” is a collaborative project between Australia and... Go to article.

Poultry Litter

Key Points: Poultry litter has replaced stable manure as the principal low cost horticultural soil amendment on... Go to article.

Asparagus - Purple Spot

Key Points: Asparagus Purple Spot is caused by the fungus Stemphylium vesicarium ... Go to article.

Onion - White Rot

Key Points: Onion white rot is caused by a soil-borne fungus, Sclerotium cepivorum ... Go to article.

Safe Harvesting

Key Points: Implement an Occupational Health and Safety plan Observe your health... Go to article.

Chemical Records

Key Points: New Victorian legislation effective from July 2007 You must record ALL agricultural... Go to article.

Lettuce - Downy Mildew

Key Points: Downy mildew occurs worldwide and is a serious fungal disease of field and greenhouse... Go to article.

White Blister - Brassica Crops

Key Points: White blister is caused by the pathogen Albugo candida Avoid long periods... Go to article.

Lettuce Aphid - Identification

Key Points: Lettuce Aphid is a contamination pest of lettuce, endive and radicchio ... Go to article.

Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Key Points: Cucumber Mosaic Virus is a disease that can infect many hundreds of plant species. It will cause... Go to article.

Lettuce - Sclerotinia

Key Points: Sclerotinia diseases are a major cause of crop loss in a range of crops such as... Go to article.

Aparagus - Stem Blight

Key Points: Caused by the fungus Phomopsis asparagi Infects both fern... Go to article.

Diamondback Moth - Control Software

Key Points: This Diamondback Moth Sampling Plan is designed to assist Australian Brassica vegetable ... Go to article.

Chemical Residues

Maximum Residue Limits: Pesticide residues on crops are monitored with reference to Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) based on analysis... Go to article.

Asparagus - Rust

Key Points: Rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia asparagi Rust is only a problem on... Go to article.

Lettuce - Tipburn

Key Points: Tipburn is considered a calcium deficiency problem which occurs despite plentiful supplies of ... Go to article.

Garden Symphilid

Key Points: Garden Symphilids are small, white, soft-bodied "centipede-like" animals,... Go to article.

Green Manure Crops

Key Points: A green manure is a crop that is planted as part of your crop rotation system ... Go to article.

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I hope everybody enjoyed the Easter period with family and friends, followed by ANZAC Day - a day to reflect on our past and current servicemen and... Read more...

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