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Alert: Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide recalled
Please be advised that Crop Care has issued an immediate recall of all batches of Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide (active constituent: 480g/L propachlor), which is used for the control of annual grasses and some broadleaf weeds in select vegetable crops.
Crop Care has issued a communication advising growers who use Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide to immediately cease use of the product and to return all Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide stock for full credit.
For further information and to organise product returns, Crop Care is advising growers to contact their local Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide supplier/reseller.
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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the onion industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Detection and management of bacterial diseases in Australian allium crops
Project Code: VN13005
Status: Ongoing project
Due for completion next year, this three-year project has been investigating bacterial diseases of onion crops in order to build the industry’s capacity to manage them, and to enhance the industry’s preparedness for potential incursions of exotic diseases.
Classification of the onion rust complex and development of rapid diagnostic assays
Development of an onion white rot forecast model for Tasmania
Australian onion industry communications
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the onion page at Hortlink Spring.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the onion industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Peter Shadbolt||Scotties Point Farms||VIC|
|Dr Richard Jones||Rathlyn Associates||NSW|
|Tony Higgs||Terranova Seeds||NSW|
|Yvonne Smith||Bowhill Produce||SA|
|Steve Rathjen||Delta Produce||SA|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 20, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||September 29, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: Onions Australia
Strategic Investment Planning process for the onion industry is in progress
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the onion SIP.
Completed consultation events
|Onion||Melbourne, VIC||April 20, 2016|
|Onion||Melbourne, VIC||September 29, 2016|