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Vegetable Industry Development Program
Business Case : IPM Lettuce
Business Case : Capsicum Grader
Business Case : Lettuce Planter
Business Case : Tractor Replacement
Business Decision Making
Business Management
Case Study : Building a Successful Veg Growing Business
Case Study : Direct Sales & Food Safety
Case Study : Supply Contracts
Cleaning Spray Tanks
Climate and Carbon
Consumers & Markets
Crop Protection Basics
Current Research Project List
Final report - Collaborative Industry Organisations
Finding Information Online
Gross Margins using VegTool
Key Economic Drivers
Managing Chewing Insects
Managing Foliar Diseases
Managing Pest Resistance
Managing Soilborne Diseases
Managing Sucking Pests
Plant Biosecurity
Postharvest Losses
Soil Health
Spray Application Basics
Succession Planning
Thrips & Tospovirus Resources
Victorian Vegetable Production 2009
VIDP Overview
Weed Control in Brassicas
Contact Details
Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria

Mail Box 111,
Melbourne Markets

542 Footscray Rd,
West Melbourne, VIC, 3003

Tel: 03 9687-4707
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Vegetable Industry Development Program

The Vegetable Industry Development Program (VIDP) is a new and different approach to industry development replacing the earlier project-based approach.

VIDP will gather outcomes and information from research projects and other sources and deliver them to business decision makers in a timely way and in a format that they can use.

VIDP services will focus on:

Consumers and Markets
People Development
Integrated Pest Management
Economics
Research Outcomes

VIDP aims to help growers build their businesses and remain competitive in an increasingly market driven and globalised industry.

VIDP is a centralised program that creates dollar benefits to the vegetable industry by providing resources that inform business decision making by growers.

Details of the outputs from each of the VIDP subprograms, and how you can use these to improve your business, are provided in this section.

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Final report - Collaborative Industry Organisations

Following termination of the Vegetable Industry Development Officer program, the Vegetable Industry Development Program (VIDP),... Go to article.

Business Case : Tractor Replacement

A vegetable grower is considering replacing their old tractor with a new one. There are lots of jobs going on around the farm and... Go to article.

Business Case : Capsicum Grader

A grower, near Stanthorpe in south-east Queensland, grows fresh market capsicums. The production of fresh capsicums has expanded... Go to article.

Business Case : IPM Lettuce

A lettuce grower near Sydney has been reading about the benefits of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and wondering what effect... Go to article.

Business Case : Lettuce Planter

A vegetable grower, near Stanthorpe in south-east Queensland, recently considered expanding their business, and decided to evaluate... Go to article.

Key Economic Drivers

A vegetable grower, near Stanthorpe in south-east Queensland, recently considered expanding their business, and decided to evaluate... Go to article.

Consumers & Markets

This overview fact sheet provides an introduction to the Consumers & Marketing sub-program publications and the Australian... Go to article.

Case Study : Supply Contracts

This case study is designed to help vegetable growers understand the risks and requirements of entering into a Vegetable Supply... Go to article.

Case Study : Building a Successful Veg Growing Business

Successful vegetable growers in NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania discuss their approach towards creating successful... Go to article.

Case Study : Direct Sales & Food Safety

This case study explores the benefits and considerations for vegetable growers who might be considering direct sale of their produce... Go to article.

Cleaning Spray Tanks

Crop protection products and associated adjuvants can leave sticky oily residues on all internal surfaces of spray equipment.... Go to article.

Weed Control in Brassicas

Effective weed management is an essential requirement for reliably achieving high quality brassica produce. By taking a long term... Go to article.

Thrips & Tospovirus Resources

Western Flower thrips (WFT) and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) are serious pests of a wide range of vegetables. Western flower... Go to article.

Crop Protection Basics

Cultivated crops are exposed to pressures from pests and the general environment. The impact of these pressures can be reduced... Go to article.

Managing Soilborne Diseases

There are hundreds of soilborne plant pathogens. Most are fungi that can survive in the soil for long periods even in the absence... Go to article.

Managing Sucking Pests

Cultivated crops are exposed to pressures from pests and the general environment. The impact of these pressures can be reduced... Go to article.

Managing Foliar Diseases

The attached 4 page fact sheet (pdf 204 kb) summarises the information you’ll need to get started on the sustainable management... Go to article.

Managing Chewing Insects

Warm, humid weather and succulent crops provide the perfect environment for damaging insect pests. The attached 4 page fact sheet... Go to article.

Business Management

Farming businesses make many decisions every day. Some of these decisions have a direct impact on how much money is made or lost.... Go to article.

Gross Margins using VegTool

Most agricultural businesses in Australia grow a combination of crops and/or services. There are crop rotations, mixtures of... Go to article.

Finding Information Online

There is so much information available on the internet that it can be overwhelming. Finding the right information can often be... Go to article.

Spray Application Basics

Crop protection products play an important role in vegetable production and are regularly used to control insect pests, diseases... Go to article.

Managing Pest Resistance

Pest resistance occurs when a crop protectant no longer controls the pest, disease or weed for which it was designed. When a pest... Go to article.

Climate and Carbon

Agricultural industries account for 16% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Horticulture contributes only 1% of this (0.16%... Go to article.

Soil Health

Soil health refers to the ability of the soil to achieve its full potential and be productive under the intended land use. Soil... Go to article.

Postharvest Losses

A staggering 10 to 40% of the food that is grown is never eaten because of damage, pests, ageing and the consumers demand for... Go to article.

Plant Biosecurity

Biosecurity is a general description for a series of measures designed to protect businesses and the nation as a whole from the... Go to article.

Victorian Vegetable Production 2009

The total value of vegetable production in Victoria is approximately $652 million (ABS Survey, 2009). This production is obtained... Go to article.

Succession Planning

Family businesses in the vegetable industry can be highly effective, efficient and profitable. A family business can provide... Go to article.

Business Decision Making

In business, success comes to the people who get the big decisions right. Making good decisions, however, isn’t easy. To... Go to article.

Current Research Project List

Current research, development and extension projects are being funded by Horticulture Australia Limited - HAL through the National... Go to article.

VIDP Overview

The Vegetable Industry Development Program (VIDP) is a key initiative for the Australian vegetable industry. VIDP outcomes address... Go to article.

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March 2014

It’s been a long 10-week period with extreme dryness and heat. It certainly has been a challenge for growers to maintain the expected quality... Read more...

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