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AIFST Fresh Produce Food Safety Summit
Aphids & Viruses
Broccoli Export Seminar
Carabid beetles as sustainability indicators
Clubroot - Nursery Access
Clubroot - Nursery Cleaning
Clubroot - Nursery Contamination
Clubroot - Nursery Design
Clubroot - Nursery Monitoring
Clubroot - Nursery Response
Clubroot - Nursery Sources
Hangzhou Foods
IPM - approach to Potato crops
IPM - approach to practice change
IPM - Potato/Tomato Psyllid
Lettuce Anthracnose Management
Native Plants - Food Safety
Native Plants - Food Standards
NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - factsheet
NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - report
NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - review
NY97011 Downy Mildew on seedlings - extension
NY97011 Downy Mildew on seedlings - notes
Parsley Disease Handbook
Parsnip Variety Trials
Phytochemical composition of food
Phytochemicals and Healthy Foods
Reclaimed water - risk model
Reclaimed water use in Victoria
Recycled Water Quality - Lettuce
Sclerotina - Lettuce Conference 2002
Strategies for Control of Root Rot in Apiaceae Crops
Summer Root Rot in Parsley
Thrips & Viruses
Tobamoviruses
Vegetable Disease Program
Vegetable Diseases in Australia
Vegetables Viruses
VG00013 Leek Diseases
VG00016 Environmental Performance
VG00026 IPM Eggplant & Cucumber
VG00031 Peas - downy mildew & collar rot
VG00031 Peas - Downy Mildew - metalaxyl resistance
VG00034 Capsicum & Chillies - weed control
VG00044 Clubroot - Applicator design
VG00044 Clubroot - Chemical control
VG00044 Clubroot - Implementing a control strategy
VG00044 Clubroot - Managing outbreaks
VG00044 Clubroot - Nutritional amendments
VG00044 Clubroot - Strategic application
VG00044 Clubroot – Introduction
VG00044 Clubroot – Limes and liming
VG00044 Clubroot – Prevention & Hygiene
VG00044 Clubroot – Understanding Risk
VG00044 Total Clubroot Management
VG00048 Alternate fungicides for sclerotinia control
VG00048 Brassica green manure conference paper 2004
VG00048 Brassica Green Manure Update 16
VG00048 Brassica Green Manure Update 18
VG00048 Diallyl Disulphide - DADS - trials
VG00048 Lettuce - Sclerotinia biocontrol
VG00048 Lettuce Sclerotina - Biocontrols
VG00058 Pea - Collar Rot
VG00069 Cucumber & Capsicum diseases
VG00084 Beetroot for Processing
VG01045 Bunching Vegetables - disease control
VG01049 Compost - Benefits
VG01049 Compost - Choosing a Supplier
VG01049 Compost - Getting Started
VG01049 Compost - Introduction
VG01049 Compost - Safe Use
VG01049 Safe Use of Poultry Litter
VG01082 Broccoli Adjuvant Poster
VG01082 Broccoli Head Rot
VG01096 Article - White Rot research
VG01096 Integrated Control of Onion White Rot
VG01096 Poster - Alternative fungicides
VG01096 Poster - Diallyl Disulphide - DADS
VG01096 Poster - Trichoderma biocontrol
VG01096 Poster - Trichoderma optimisation
VG01096 White Rot - Spring Onions
VG02020 Capsicum - Sudden Wilt
VG02035 Capsicum - virus resistance
VG02105 Vegetable Seed Dressing Review
VG02118 White Blister
VG03003 Lettuce - Varnish Spot
VG03092 Lettuce - Shelf Life
VG03100 Retailing Vegetables - Broccolini®
VG04010 Maximising returns from water
VG04012 Hydroponic lettuce - root rot
VG04013 Brassica White Blister
VG04013 White Blister - Control Strategies
VG04013 White Blister - Race ID
VG04013 White Blister - Risk Forecasting
VG04013 White Blister - Symptoms
VG04013 White Blister - Workshop Notes
VG04014 Better Brassica
VG04014 better brassica - roadshow model
VG04014 better brassica - workshop notes
VG04014 Clubroot Guidebook
VG04014 Clubroot Poster
VG04015 Benchmarking water use
VG04016 Celery leaf blight - Poster
VG04016 Celery Septoria
VG04019 Nitrate & Nitrite in Leafy Veg
VG04021 Vegetable Seed Treatment
VG04025 Parsley Root Rot
VG04059 Diagnostic test kits
VG04061 White Blister - alternative controls
VG04061 White Blister - Workshop 2007
VG04062 Beetroot Study Tour
VG04067 IPM - Lettuce Aphid
VG05007 Onion White Rot - post plant fungicides
VG05008 IPM - Cultural Controls
VG05014 IPM - Native vegetation pt1
VG05044 IPM - Consultants Survey
VG05044 IPM - Grower Survey
VG05044 IPM - Lettuce Aphid Trials
VG05044 IPM - Lettuce Disease Poster
VG05044 IPM - Predatory Mites
VG05044 IPM - Project Summary
VG05045 Parsnip Canker
VG05051 Climate Change
VG05053 Rhubarb Viruses
VG05068 Baby Leaf Salad Crops
VG05073 Mechanical Harvesting
VG05090 Green Bean - Sclerotinia
VG05090 Rhizoctonia Groups
VG06014 Revegetation for thrip control
VG06024 IPM - Native vegetation pt2
VG06046 Parsley Root Rot
VG06047 Celery - Septoria Predictive Model
VG06066 LOTE Grower Communications
VG06086 IPM - Potential & Requirements
VG06087 IPM - Lettuce Aphid
VG06087 IPM - Toxicity testing
VG06088 IPM - Lettuce Aphid trials
VG06092 Pathogens - Gap Analysis
VG06092 Pathogens of Importance - poster
VG06140 Beetroot - colour quality
VG07010 Systemic aquired resistance
VG07015 Curcubit field guide
VG07070 Conference Notes 2008
VG07070 Foliar diseases
VG07070 Nitrogen & lettuce diseases
VG07070 Predicting Downy Mildew on Lettuce
VG07070 White Blister - Chinese Cabbage
VG07070 White Blister - Cultural Controls
VG07070 Workshop Notes - 2008
VG07070 Workshop Notes - 2010
VG07125 IPM - soilborne diseases
VG07126 Biofumigation oils for white rot
VG07126 New approaches to sclerotina
VG07127 White Blister - Alternative Controls
VG08020 Optimising water & nutrient use
VG08026 Pythium - field day
VG08026 Pythium - workshop 2010
VG08026 Pythium control strategies - overview
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint - workshop
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 1 - definitions
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 2 - issues
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 3 - calculators
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 4 - estimate
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 5 - users
VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 6 - options
VG08426 Parsnip - Pythium Notes 2010
VG09086 Evaluation of Vegetable Washing
VG09159 Grower Study Tour- Spring Onions & Radish
VG96015 Carrot Crown Rot
VG96015 Carrot Defects - Poster
VG97042 Export - Burdock, Daikon and Shallots
VG97051 Pea - ascochyta rot
VG97064 Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum
VG97084 Green Bean - white rot
VG97103 Celery Mosaic Virus
VG98011 Carrot - Cavity Spot
VG98048 Lettuce - Adapting to Change
VG98083 Lettuce - rots & browning
VG98085 GM Brassicas
VG98093 Microbial hazards - review
VG98093 Safe vegetable production
VG99005 Quality wash water
VG99008 Clubroot - rapid test
VG99016 Compost and Vegetable Production
VG99030 Globe Artichokes - value adding
VG99054 Onions - Theraputic Compounds
VG99057 Soil Health Indicators
VG99070 IPM - Celery
Victorian soil health
VN05010 Folicur - alternative carriers
VN05010 Onion White Rot - Fungicides
VN05010 Onion White Rot - summary
VX00012 Metalaxyl breakdown
VX99004 Clean & Safe Fresh Vegetables
Whitefly & Viruses
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Welcome to the RESEARCHER PDF's section of our website.

Here you can BROWSE or DOWNLOAD extracts of relevant project reports and articles, produced by Australia's leading Vegetable Researchers.

It is our hope that his archive will serve present and future vegetable growers and their agronomists, as they strive to produce fresh and healthy vegetables for us, each and every day.


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Broccoli Export Seminar

In June 2014, Trade and Investment Queensland held a "Broccoli to Japan" seminar in Cairns, Qld in conjunction with the AusVeg... Go to article.

Summer Root Rot in Parsley

This report addresses recent industry concerns over the development of summer root rot in parsley. Previous work on parsley root... Go to article.

Strategies for Control of Root Rot in Apiaceae Crops

The Apiaceae vegetables, such as parsley, coriander, parsnip and carrot, are prone to root rots, cankers and cavity spot diseases... Go to article.

VG09086 Evaluation of Vegetable Washing

This report presents the key findings and a summary of the work conducted in Victoria by the project team to evaluate various wash... Go to article.

Parsnip Variety Trials

These field-day notes report on a Parsnip variety trial, conducted from June to December 2011, in the Cranbourne area. Previous... Go to article.

Lettuce Anthracnose Management

Lettuce anthracnose is an intermittent disease in Australia, driven mainly by extended periods of wet weather, particularly... Go to article.

Aphids & Viruses

Aphids are the most common group of insects that transmit plant viruses. All potyviruses are transmitted by aphids. This 4 page... Go to article.

Thrips & Viruses

Thrips are minute, slender insects less than two millimetres long and feed on flowers and leaves of plants using piercing and sucking... Go to article.

Whitefly & Viruses

The whitefly is an important carrier of viruses which cause enormous economic losses in vegetable, grain and fibre crops worldwide. The... Go to article.

Tobamoviruses

Tobamoviruses—tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) and pepper mild mottle virus (PMMV)—are stable... Go to article.

Vegetables Viruses

Viruses are a major cause of loss in many Australian vegetable crops. Often the intricate relationships between the virus, host... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Sources

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Design

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Access

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Cleaning

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Contamination

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Monitoring

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

Clubroot - Nursery Response

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide and is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin. ... Go to article.

VG04010 Maximising returns from water

This report is one in a series on vegetable industry water use at state and national levels, and has been funded by Horticulture... Go to article.

VG04015 Benchmarking water use

Vegetable production is intensive, often requiring large inputs of water and nutrients. The value of crops is high, and water... Go to article.

VG08020 Optimising water & nutrient use

The infertile coarse sandy soils of the Swan Coastal Plain, which extends 100 km north and south of Perth, are used to produce... Go to article.

VG09159 Grower Study Tour- Spring Onions & Radish

The purpose of the project was to provide an opportunity for Australian vegetable growers to assess existing, new and emerging... Go to article.

VG04019 Nitrate & Nitrite in Leafy Veg

The concentration of nitrate and nitrite in a vegetable reflects its food safety, quality and even how efficiently fertiliser was... Go to article.

VG06014 Revegetation for thrip control

Horticulturalists on the Northern Adelaide Plain continue to experience serious crop losses due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV).... Go to article.

VG00016 Environmental Performance

The public are increasingly aware of the importance and value of a clean environment for current and future generations. As members... Go to article.

Vegetable Disease Program

Summaries and key outcomes of four vegetable research projects aimed at managing a range of Foliar and Soilborne diseases... Go to article.

VG05068 Baby Leaf Salad Crops

Baby leaf salads are an excellent convenience food. In Australia these products are marketed as either packaged fresh cut, minimally... Go to article.

VG05014 IPM - Native vegetation pt1

Weeds are known to harbour pests and diseases of many vegetable crops. Controlling weeds can often be costly, short-term and... Go to article.

VG06024 IPM - Native vegetation pt2

Native vegetation near vegetable crops is significant in the fight against pests, as it can harbour the natural predators required... Go to article.

VG04059 Diagnostic test kits

This study developed a simple, inexpensive and rapid on-farm diagnostic test that could be packaged into a kit for use by growers... Go to article.

VG00048 Brassica green manure conference paper 2004

Sclerotinia diseases are among the most difficult soilborne pathogens to control. Chemical control methods for these pathogens... Go to article.

VG00048 Lettuce - Sclerotinia biocontrol

In Tasmania, Sclerotinia diseases caused by S. sclerotiorum and S. minor have become widespread in the north-west and southern... Go to article.

VG04012 Hydroponic lettuce - root rot

Hydroponics is a quick, clean and efficient production system for leafy lettuce. Growers are spread across Australia providing... Go to article.

IPM - Potato/Tomato Psyllid

This paper describes the IPM strategy developed for Australian potato crops and the pests with which it must deal. The potential... Go to article.

VG06066 LOTE Grower Communications

A survey conducted in 2005, identified 40 per cent of Australian growers were from a Language Other Than English (LOTE) background. This... Go to article.

Vegetable Diseases in Australia

Regarded as the Vegetable Grower’s Bible, the newly released Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Australia is a comprehensive guide... Go to article.

VG03092 Lettuce - Shelf Life

Fresh cut lettuce is an expanding category for supermarkets in Australia. In an effort to meet this market demand, processors... Go to article.

VG04067 IPM - Lettuce Aphid

During the growing season of 2003/04 a new aphid was found in lettuce crops in Tasmania. This was the first Australian record... Go to article.

VG05073 Mechanical Harvesting

There are moves by large processors, the food service sector and some retailers to supplement Australian produce with imports,... Go to article.

VG00034 Capsicum & Chillies - weed control

Effective weed management strategies are limited for capsicum and chilli producers. Current weed management practices include... Go to article.

VG99016 Compost and Vegetable Production

Both urban communities and agriculture are also being challenged to implement ‘zero waste’ principals that include... Go to article.

VG00058 Pea - Collar Rot

Ascochyta (Mycosphaerella pinodes) is a fungus that occurs in processing pea crops. The processing pea industry is highly competitive... Go to article.

VG97064 Greenhouse Tomato and Capsicum

Tasmania has an ideal environment in which to produce greenhouse vegetables. Its cool summers favour the production of high quality... Go to article.

VG00069 Cucumber & Capsicum diseases

Greenhouse production of cucumbers and capsicums has developed rapidly in the last decade. It provides larger urban areas of... Go to article.

VG06140 Beetroot - colour quality

Beetroot has long been identified as a raw material source for the extraction of naturally occurring colour pigments, providing... Go to article.

VG02035 Capsicum - virus resistance

Capsicum crops in all Australian States have sustained major production losses from Tospoviruses over the last 12 or so years.... Go to article.

VG98048 Lettuce - Adapting to Change

IPM systems are being developed all over the world for a range of crops. IPM systems are based on an understanding of the crop-pest-beneficial... Go to article.

VG98011 Carrot - Cavity Spot

Cavity spot is a serious disease of carrots that has the potential to severely reduce marketable yield. A survey of Western Australian... Go to article.

VG98085 GM Brassicas

During the 1990's, genetic modification of plants became a reality. World-wide in excess of 44 million hectares of genetically... Go to article.

VG00026 IPM Eggplant & Cucumber

The current control of insects in capsicum and eggplant crops relies heavily on scheduled applications of insecticides. For some... Go to article.

VG99054 Onions - Theraputic Compounds

Onions are one of Australia's largest export vegetable crops. In order to remain competitive within export markets, and to increase... Go to article.

VG02020 Capsicum - Sudden Wilt

Pythium root rot is the most important soil-borne disease problem in the Queensland capsicum industry. It can cause heavy losses... Go to article.

VG00084 Beetroot for Processing

Soilborne fungal diseases threaten the viability of the Australian processing beetroot industry. The disease problems have been... Go to article.

VG04062 Beetroot Study Tour

This report summarises the findings of a 2004 overseas study tour which hosted 3 growers and 2 processor representatives of Australia’s... Go to article.

VG03003 Lettuce - Varnish Spot

Varnish spot, a disease affecting lettuce, is caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas cichorii, and results in brown lesions around... Go to article.

VG00013 Leek Diseases

Leeks belong to the Allium family and are likely to be prone to similar diseases that attack onions, but little is known about... Go to article.

VG99030 Globe Artichokes - value adding

This 1999-2001 project showed that value adding (eg. freezing artichoke hearts) is feasible for globe artichoke and, if accepted... Go to article.

VG97103 Celery Mosaic Virus

This 1997-2000 project investigated the outbreak of Celery mosaic virus (CeMV) in celery and other related crops in Australia.... Go to article.

VG97042 Export - Burdock, Daikon and Shallots

This publication is the Final Report of the project VG 97042 and contains the findings of research conducted from January 2001... Go to article.

VG03100 Retailing Vegetables - Broccolini®

This study investigated the buying behaviour of Broccolini® consumers in supermarkets. Understanding consumer decision making... Go to article.

VG07015 Curcubit field guide

NSW Department of Primary Industries led a project which produced a comprehensive field guide addressing the most important problems... Go to article.

VG05053 Rhubarb Viruses

This 2005 report describes the investigation into Rhubarb decline in the Tamborine district of Queensland. This brief project... Go to article.

VG01096 Poster - Trichoderma optimisation

Trichoderma atroviride isolate C52 has shown good antagonistic activity against Sclerotium cepivorum by nutrient competition. ... Go to article.

VG08426 Parsnip - Pythium Notes 2010

Pythiums have been described as the “common cold” of plants. They are ubiquitous in the vegetable industry and their... Go to article.

VG01096 Poster - Alternative fungicides

This poster describes new fungicide treatments to replace procymidone (suspended by APVMA) for control of onion white rot on bunching... Go to article.

VG01096 Integrated Control of Onion White Rot

This 16 page report summarises the key outcomes from laboratory and field trials conducted during 2002 to 2004) of project VG... Go to article.

VG01096 Article - White Rot research

This 16 page report summarises the key outcomes from laboratory and field trials conducted during 2002 to 2004) of project VG... Go to article.

VX00012 Metalaxyl breakdown

This project funded by Horticulture Australia Limited compiled and reviewed information on the implications of enhanced metalaxyl... Go to article.

VG99070 IPM - Celery

There are hundreds of different insect species that can be found in most vegetable crops. A few are pests, but most are either... Go to article.

Victorian soil health

This report has been prepared to provide a baseline for soil health work in DPI with respect to the use of terminology, a general... Go to article.

VG05090 Rhizoctonia Groups

Increasingly, R. solani has been recognized as consisting of a collection of fungal isolates that look similar in taxonomy but... Go to article.

VG01096 Poster - Trichoderma biocontrol

Onion white rot, caused by Sclerotium cepivorum, is prevalent in spring onion production regions of southestern Australia, causing... Go to article.

VG99005 Quality wash water

Washing vegetables is an essential part of the postharvest treatment to remove soil adhering to root vegetables and to clean the... Go to article.

VG98093 Microbial hazards - review

This review was carried out early in the project looking at the microbiological hazards in the vegetable industry. This review... Go to article.

VX99004 Clean & Safe Fresh Vegetables

Growers, packers and other sectors of the vegetable industry recognise that producing fresh, clean and safe products is a priority... Go to article.

VG99008 Clubroot - rapid test

A DNA-based forensic type test developed in Australia will provide vegetable growers with a valuable tool to help manage clubroot,... Go to article.

VG99057 Soil Health Indicators

This feasibility study was conducted to gather and examine as much data as possible on suitable indicators that relate to soil... Go to article.

VG98083 Lettuce - rots & browning

Rots and browning reduce the visual quality of the produce especially in fresh cut products. Minor discolouration leads to loss... Go to article.

VG97084 Green Bean - white rot

White mould, caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is a major disease problem of both green and navy beans, causing yield losses... Go to article.

VG97051 Pea - ascochyta rot

Ascochyta collar rot disease is a major concern in pea production. Seed dressings offer some protection early in the life of the... Go to article.

VG98093 Safe vegetable production

Until recently, food safety in fresh produce was primarily concerned with pesticide residues. It was not commonly accepted that... Go to article.

VG05051 Climate Change

There are many potentially significant impacts of climate change on horticultural industries, some positive, some negative. For... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint - workshop

This workshop brought together industry and researchers to gain agreement on the best approach and industry requirements for the... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 6 - options

This report discusses the future opportunities for the Australian vegetable industry to reduce its carbon footprint. The report... Go to article.

VG08026 Pythium - workshop 2010

Pythiums have been described as the “common cold” of plants. They are ubiquitous in the vegetable industry and their... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 5 - users

This Discussion Paper is concerned with – “Who will use the vegetable carbon tool ?”. The question can only... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 4 - estimate

The Australian vegetable industry is interested in identifying its carbon footprint. The aim of this discussion paper is to... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 3 - calculators

This paper reviews four calculators and models which have relevance to, or which might be adapted for greenhouse gas accounting,... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 2 - issues

This paper considers how carbon footprinting will address the issues of reduction, mitigation, emissions trading and marketing... Go to article.

VG08107 - Carbon Footprint part 1 - definitions

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), have released a series of discussion papers on the carbon footprint of the Australian vegetable... Go to article.

VG07070 Nitrogen & lettuce diseases

The objective of this study was to determine if the rate and form of Nitrogen increases lettuce susceptibility to disease. Initial... Go to article.

VG07125 IPM - soilborne diseases

The aim of HAL project VG07125 is to develop and encourage adoption of effective IPM strategies for key soilborne pathogens (Pythium,... Go to article.

VG07070 White Blister - Chinese Cabbage

White blister is a major disease of Chinese cabbage which appears on the undersurface of leaves, necessitating their removal... Go to article.

VG07070 Conference Notes 2008

This project was formed by Government agencies, private industry, universities and international researchers, to benchmark... Go to article.

VG07070 Workshop Notes - 2008

This project was formed by Government agencies, private industry, universities and international researchers, to benchmark... Go to article.

VG07070 Predicting Downy Mildew on Lettuce

Downy mildew is a devastating fungal disease of lettuce, especially in autumn and spring crops. Disease resistant varieties... Go to article.

VG07070 Foliar diseases

This study was conducted as part of HAL project VG07070, to determine the economics of managing downy and powdery mildew and... Go to article.

VG07010 Systemic aquired resistance

Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is a broad, physiological immunity in plants that can be triggered by treatment with a biological... Go to article.

VG07070 White Blister - Cultural Controls

This study was conducted as part of HAL project VG07070, to investigated the effect of irrigation timing on the incidence of... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Lettuce Aphid Trials

The pest, currant lettuce aphid caused concern on its arrival in Australia in 2004 because it cannot be controlled by conventional,... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Predatory Mites

As part of a search for biological control agents of lettuce pests and reduced reliance on pesticides, a survey of arthropods... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Lettuce Disease Poster

This lettuce pest and disease poster is the third in a series of Common Pests & Diseases of Vegetable Crops relevant to... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Project Summary

Current Lettuce Aphid, Nasonovia ribis nigri (CLA) is currently throughout Tasmania, in the lettuce growing areas in and around... Go to article.

VG06088 IPM - Lettuce Aphid trials

The focus of this study was to demonstrate IPM at a commercial scale with lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribis-nigri present, rather... Go to article.

VG06092 Pathogens of Importance - poster

This poster was produced as part of HAL project VG06092 "IPM Gap Analysis for Vegetable Pathology". In 2007 a series... Go to article.

VG06092 Pathogens - Gap Analysis

This 12-month scoping study makes recommendations for strategic short and long term investment priorities in vegetable IPM pathology.... Go to article.

VG06086 IPM - Potential & Requirements

IPM has been a priority area for many horticultural industries and funding from HAL has been directed towards IPM. However,... Go to article.

VG05008 IPM - Cultural Controls

This report provides the results of research investigating the use of cultural control options that would encourage populations... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Grower Survey

A telephone survey of lettuce growers was conducted in April and May of 2006. The aim of the survey was to ascertain the pest... Go to article.

VG06047 Celery - Septoria Predictive Model

Research has evaluated modifications to a computer model that can reduce the number of sprays for control of late blight in celery.... Go to article.

VG05044 IPM - Consultants Survey

This survey was conducted as part of the Lettuce IPM project VG05044 and to complement work in the IPM Stocktake (VG05043). Information... Go to article.

VG04061 White Blister - alternative controls

White blister - Albugo candida - is the most important foliar disease of brassica crops in Australia. The disease can affect... Go to article.

VG01096 White Rot - Spring Onions

The disease onion white rot - Sclerotium cepivorum - is a serious problem in bunching Allium crops, which include spring onions... Go to article.

VG01082 Broccoli Head Rot

White blister - Albugo candida - is the most important foliar disease of brassica crops in Australia. The disease can affect... Go to article.

VG01045 Bunching Vegetables - disease control

Downy mildew and white blister are the main foliage diseases of spring onions and radish respectively. Growers report that... Go to article.

Reclaimed water use in Victoria

The vast majority of Victoria’s population resides in the greater Melbourne area and, thus, most wastewater is managed by Melbourne... Go to article.

Reclaimed water - risk model

Agricultural irrigation with wastewater is known to occur in many parts of the world. A recent estimate is that worldwide 20... Go to article.

VG00031 Peas - Downy Mildew - metalaxyl resistance

Metalaxyl seed treatment had been used successfully for many years for the control of downy mildew on pea seedlings. In recent... Go to article.

VG08026 Pythium - field day

Pythiums have been described as the “common colds” of plants. They are ubiquitous in vegetable crops and the damage... Go to article.

VG08026 Pythium control strategies - overview

Pythiums have been described as the “common colds” of plants. They are ubiquitous in vegetable crops and the damage... Go to article.

VG05007 Onion White Rot - post plant fungicides

Evaluation of post-planting fungicide applications for control of onion white rot, Sclerotium cepivorum, on alliums, onions,... Go to article.

VN05010 Onion White Rot - summary

Australian onion growers are one step closer to managing the destructive effects of onion white rot, following trials investigating... Go to article.

VG05090 Green Bean - Sclerotinia

White mould, caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is a major disease problem of green beans. It can cause yield losses by... Go to article.

Phytochemical composition of food

Plant foods have an incredible range of tastes and aromas. The smell of a fresh apple or the taste of a ripe tomato have been entrenched... Go to article.

Phytochemicals and Healthy Foods

A new wave of research is addressing the newly developing interest in heath-based foods. Phytochemical-enhanced products... Go to article.

VN05010 Onion White Rot - Fungicides

White Rot disease caused by Sclerotium cepivorum is the most important, widespread and destructive fungal disease of onions and... Go to article.

VG00048 Lettuce Sclerotina - Biocontrols

This is the final report for project VG00048 which covers research into the biological and chemical control of Sclerotinia lettuce... Go to article.

NY97011 Downy Mildew on seedlings - extension

Downy mildew is a major disease of seedlings in nurseries, especially of pansy, brassicas, stock, alyssum, lettuce and poppy... Go to article.

NY97011 Downy Mildew on seedlings - notes

Downy mildew on seedlings is the major disease of the nursery industry in Australia. Economic losses from the disease are estimated... Go to article.

NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - review

Downy mildew diseases cause significant problems in nursery seedlings, if not controlled. They are prevalent in... Go to article.

NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - factsheet

This project funded by the MAA, HRDC and Agriculture Victoria has developed an integrated management strategy for the control... Go to article.

NY9406 Downy Mildew on seedlings - report

Downy mildews on seedlings (pansies. stocks and brassicas) are a major disease problem for the nursery industry with economic... Go to article.

Hangzhou Foods

Hangzhou foods and their role in community health and nutrition Regional diets and associated cuisines and their contribution... Go to article.

Native Plants - Food Safety

Some plants are known to be naturally poisonous, such as green potatoes and some mushroom fungi. Some native plants are also poisonous... Go to article.

VG00031 Peas - downy mildew & collar rot

Downy mildew (caused by Peronospora viciae) and collar rot (caused by Ascochyta pinodella and Ascochyta pinodes) are the two... Go to article.

IPM - approach to practice change

This paper discusses the development and implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for broadacre cropping... Go to article.

VG06087 IPM - Toxicity testing

Many laboratory methods have been developed for testing pesticide effects on phytoseiid predators. The standard tests are... Go to article.

IPM - approach to Potato crops

The potato tuber moth (PTM), Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller), is a serious pest of potatoes and other solanaceous crops in... Go to article.

VG06087 IPM - Lettuce Aphid

The recent arrival of lettuce aphid - Nasonovia ribis-nigri (Mosley) - in Australia has resulted in a pesticide-based protection... Go to article.

Recycled Water Quality - Lettuce

This Poster describes the study conducted by Brooke Anderson in 2004 for North East Water in conjunction with The University of... Go to article.

VG04061 White Blister - Workshop 2007

White blister (Albugo candida) is the most important foliar disease of brassica crops in Australia. The disease can affect all... Go to article.

VG00048 Diallyl Disulphide - DADS - trials

White rot caused by Sclerotium cepivorum is the most important, widespread and destructive fungal disease of onions and spring... Go to article.

Native Plants - Food Standards

The native food industry in Australia is developing slowly into a specific and valuable industry that has the potential to make... Go to article.

VG01096 Poster - Diallyl Disulphide - DADS

This poster summarises the findings of field trials aimed at evaluating DADS (80% diallyl disulphide, Alli-Up�) as part... Go to article.

VG01049 Safe Use of Poultry Litter

For generations, vegetable growers have enjoyed the many advantages that poultry litter has to offer including its soil-conditioning... Go to article.

VG04014 Clubroot Poster

This poster presents the strategies for the Integrated Management of Clubroot on your farm. PREVENTION Good sanitation... Go to article.

VG01049 Compost - Safe Use

This is the last in a series of five fact sheet developed for vegetable growers in 2003 - 2004. These sheets will provide you... Go to article.

VG01049 Compost - Choosing a Supplier

This is the fourth in a series of five fact sheet developed for vegetable growers in 2003 - 2004. These sheets will provide... Go to article.

VG01049 Compost - Getting Started

This is the third in a series of five fact sheet developed for vegetable growers in 2003 - 2004. These sheets will provide you... Go to article.

VG01049 Compost - Benefits

This is the second in a series of five fact sheet developed for vegetable growers in 2003 - 2004. These sheets will provide... Go to article.

VG01049 Compost - Introduction

This is the first in a series of five fact sheet developed for vegetable growers in 2003. These sheets will provide you with... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Implementing a control strategy

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Applicator design

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Strategic application

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Nutritional amendments

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Chemical control

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot – Limes and liming

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot - Managing outbreaks

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot – Prevention & Hygiene

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot – Understanding Risk

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Clubroot – Introduction

Clubroot is the most serious soilborne disease affecting brassicas world wide. Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae... Go to article.

VG00044 Total Clubroot Management

The Australian horticultural brassica industry grows produce valued at $134 million annually. Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage... Go to article.

VG04014 Clubroot Guidebook

This 6 page booklet provides a guide to preventing and managing Clubroot disease on your farm. Contents includes : Keeping... Go to article.

VG96015 Carrot Crown Rot

Crown rot is a serious concern for carrot growers and can severely downgrade or reduce carrot packout and profitability. There... Go to article.

VG96015 Carrot Defects - Poster

Popular packing shed poster showing common carrot defects including: Corky Crown Rot - Streptomyces Carrot Scab -... Go to article.

VG04016 Celery leaf blight - Poster

The fungus Septoria apiicola is responsible for late blight in celery, and can cause losses of up to 90% without intensive calendar... Go to article.

Carabid beetles as sustainability indicators

Carabid beetles are important biological control agents in a range of agricultural crops throughout the world. This paper outlines... Go to article.

VG07126 Biofumigation oils for white rot

This work assesses the potential of biofumigant soil amendments to suppress the soilborne pathogen Sclerotium cepivorum, the cause... Go to article.

VG07126 New approaches to sclerotina

Sclerotinia, one of the most significant vegetable diseases in Australia, causes between 15 and 25 million dollars in damage to... Go to article.

VG01082 Broccoli Adjuvant Poster

In recent years, the production of broccoli produced for processing into frozen vegetable products has increased rapidly. Wetting... Go to article.

VG00048 Brassica Green Manure Update 18

Brassica green manure crops can increase the marketable yield of a following lettuce crop, by reducing losses from Sclerotinia... Go to article.

VG00048 Brassica Green Manure Update 16

Field trials have shown that biofumigant green manure crops can increase marketable yields of lettuce crops by reducing Tipburn,... Go to article.

VG00048 Alternate fungicides for sclerotinia control

Sclerotinia diseases, caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor, are a major problem in many horticultural crops, including... Go to article.

VN05010 Folicur - alternative carriers

Onion white rot, Sclerotium cepivorum, is the most widespread and destructive disease affecting onions and other Allium crops.... Go to article.

VG04014 better brassica - roadshow model

The 2005 Better Brassica Project has become somewhat of an industry model, of a growers’ roadshow and information blitz... Go to article.

VG04014 better brassica - workshop notes

The Brassica industry has made significant investment into researching pest and disease issues faced by the industry. ... Go to article.

VG04013 White Blister - Control Strategies

Control white blister with a combination of management practices and a fungicide spray program. Control irrigation Avoid long... Go to article.

VG04013 White Blister - Race ID

The causal organism of white blister is Albugo candida and has been classified into 17 distinct races. The first 11 are the most... Go to article.

VG04013 White Blister - Risk Forecasting

White blister predictive model is based on weather conditions experienced by the crop. Growers can use this approach to reduce... Go to article.

VG04013 White Blister - Symptoms

Recognising White Blister White blister was first reported to cause economic losses in broccoli and cauliflower during the summer... Go to article.

VG04013 White Blister - Workshop Notes

White blister is a fungal-like disease of brassicas that began devastating Victorian broccoli crops during the summer of 2001-02.... Go to article.

AIFST Fresh Produce Food Safety Summit

Fresh produce are an essential component of a healthy diet and the fresh produce industry is a vital component of Australia’s agriculture.... Go to article.

VG05045 Parsnip Canker

This report details the outcomes of a 24-month project investigating parsnip canker. This project carried out surveys to investigate... Go to article.

Sclerotina - Lettuce Conference 2002

Lettuce drop, caused by Sclerotinia minor, can result in considerable yield losses worldwide. In Australia, yield losses ranging... Go to article.

VG06046 Parsley Root Rot

This report details the outcomes of a 12-month project continuing the research from a previous scoping study investigating root... Go to article.

VG04025 Parsley Root Rot

This project details the outcomes of a 12-month scoping study of root rot of parsley which investigated primary causes and treatments... Go to article.

VG04021 Vegetable Seed Treatment

Seed treatment is the most cost-effective disease and pest control method on seed and seedlings, applied at a stage when they are... Go to article.

VG04016 Celery Septoria

This project details the outcomes of a 12-month study of late blight of celery which investigated efficacy and economics of the... Go to article.

VG04014 Better Brassica

This project was designed to deliver information and stimulate adoption of disease management practices resulting from brassica... Go to article.

VG04013 Brassica White Blister

The white blister epidemic of 2001/02, which spread Australia wide, had a dramatic impact on Brassica production nationally, resulting... Go to article.

VG02118 White Blister

This project details the outcomes of a 12-month scoping study on white blister (rust) on brassicas which investigated the identification... Go to article.

VG02105 Vegetable Seed Dressing Review

This scoping project was conducted to gauge the interest of the relevant product manufacturers and seed companies in their support... Go to article.

Parsley Disease Handbook

This "Guide to Common Diseases of Parsley" (2006, 46 pages), describes 18 parsley diseases and disorders common across... Go to article.

VG07127 White Blister - Alternative Controls

Dr Joanna Petkowski, DPI Victoria The aim of this project is to identify resistance to white blister rust in commercial cultivars... Go to article.

VG07070 Workshop Notes - 2010

This project update was presented to a workshop meeting of vegetable growers and agronomists at Cranbourne, Victoria in February... Go to article.

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