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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.

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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Pillar: Market & Value Chain Development

Below, find an overview of new, ongoing and recently completed projects for the vegetable industry – Market & Value Chain Development pillar.

If you would like to order a Final Report for completed projects, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

The latest updates and outputs for many of these projects can be found on the vegetable page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Vegetable industry participation in the South Australian trade mission to SE Asia 2016

Project Code: VG15075

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

This project provided funding for three South Australian vegetable industry representatives, including two growers and the AUSVEG SA State Manager, to be part of a South East Asian trade mission in connection with the South Australian government.

Economic modeling of impact of vegetable consumption on health costs and grower returns
Removing barriers of food safety certification for vegetable exporters though GLOBALG.A.P. co-certification
Vegetable industry export strategy
Understanding the nature, origins, volume and values of vegetable imports
Sensitivity study – impact of increasing exports on the domestic vegetable market
Creating value from edible vegetable waste
ProbiSafe – developing biocontrol agents to inhibit pathogen growth
Feasibility study to collect and report wholesale market price information for the Australian vegetable industry
New end-point treatment solutions to control fruit fly (1) and (2)
Improved management of pumpkin brown etch
Vegetable industry market access and development program

Pillar: Consumer Alignment

Below, find an overview of new, ongoing and recently completed projects for the vegetable industry – Consumer Alignment pillar.

If you would like to order a Final Report for completed projects, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

The latest updates and outputs for many of these projects can be found on the vegetable page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Vegetable snacking options market research – stage 2

Project Code: VG15060

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

 

Established in 2016 and now concluded, this short project has undertaken market research into vegetable snacking options, looking at distribution channels, smaller vegetable product forms and overcoming issues and challenges related to using locally produced vegetables in processed snack form.

Consumer and market program for the vegetable industry (Project Harvest)
Identifying and sharing post-harvest best practice on-farm and online
EnviroVeg Program for promoting environmental best practice in the Australian vegetable industry (completed) and The EnviroVeg Program 2017-22 (new)
Development of a vegetable education resource – stage 2
Demographic research for the vegetable industry – Phase 2
Process improvements for preserving peak freshness in broccoli (Stage 2)
Other projects of note in this pillar

Pillar: Farm Productivity, Resource Use & Management

Below, find an overview of new, ongoing and recently completed projects for the vegetable industry – Farm Productivity, Resource Use & Management pillar.

If you would like to order a Final Report for completed projects, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

The latest updates and outputs for many of these projects can be found on the vegetable page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Management of insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid

Project Code: VG12109

Status: Completed project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

A recently completed project undertaken to better equip the vegetable industry with knowledge of the current state of insecticide resistance levels in green peach aphid populations across Australia. The project found widespread resistance to three major insecticide groups, and its findings have been incorporated into a regional resistance management strategy for green peach aphid.

Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which will be available to order at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form  (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).

Investigating novel glass technologies and photovoltaic in protected cropping
The effects of using anhydrous ammonia to supply nitrogen to vegetable crops
Vision systems, sensing and sensor networks to manage risks and increase productivity in vegetable production systems
Review of current irrigation technologies
Viruses of national importance to the vegetable industry
Using autonomous systems to guide vegetable decision making on-farm and Evaluating and testing autonomous systems developed in VG15003 in Australian vegetable production systems
Soil condition management – extension and capacity building and Extension of integrated crop protection information
Facilitating adoption of IPM through a participatory approach with local advisors and industry – training component + its associated Coordination component + Evaluation component
Improved skill for regional climate in the ACCESS-based POAMA model
Developing technical guidelines and a best practice extension toolbox for greenhouse construction and safe operation
Adoption of precision systems technology in vegetable production
A multi-faceted approach to soil-borne disease management
A strategic approach to weed management for the Australian vegetable industry
Data analytics and app technology to guide on-farm irrigation
Optimising benefits of vermiculture in commercial-scale vegetable farms
Effective pollinators and their requirement in vegetable crops
Investigating labour supply options across the Australian vegetable Industry
Review of the National Biosecurity Plan for the Vegetable Industry
Strengthened biosecurity for the Australian vegetable industry – stage 2
Characterisation of a carlavirus of French bean
Innovative solutions for management of tospoviruses of vegetable crops
Improved management options for cucumber green mottle mosaic virus
Effective management of parsley summer root rot
Management and detection of bacterial leaf spot in capsicum and chilli crops
New in-field treatment solutions to control fruit fly (1) and (2)
Advanced stable fly management for vegetable producers
Precision seeding benefits for processing pea production
Improving soilborne disease diagnostic capacity for the Australian vegetable industry
Innovating new virus diagnostics and planting bed management in the Australian sweet potato industry
2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture seminar
Other projects of note in this pillar

Pillar: Drive Train

Below, find an overview of new, ongoing and recently completed projects for the vegetable industry – Drive Train pillar.

If you would like to order a Final Report for completed projects, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

The latest updates and outputs for many of these projects can be found on the vegetable page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Vegetable industry communication program 2016-2019

Project Code: VG15027

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

 

This project is responsible for effectively communicating the findings of levy-funded R&D and other relevant industry news, issues and data to growers and other industry stakeholders. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness of project outcomes and inspire on-farm adoption of new learnings and technologies.

Nuffield Scholarship
Vegetable Young Grower Development Mission and Women’s Development Missions
National Vegetable Extension Network
Vegetable industry education and training initiative
Financial performance of Australian vegetable farms 2013-14 to 2015-16 and Financial performance of Australian vegetable farms 2016-2017 to 2018-2019
2016-18 European Industry Leadership and Development Mission – Berlin Fruit Logistica
Growing Leaders
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Strategic Investment Advisory Panels

About

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panels (SIAPs) for the vegetable industry have been appointed. You can find more information on the SIAP page of Hort Innovation’s website or please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members: Vegetable – Market and Value Chain

Name Organisation Location
Michael Coote AUSVEG VIC
Maureen Dobra Loose Leaf Lettuce Company WA
Kelvin Free Duralgai Horticultural VIC
Emma Germano Germano Produce VIC
Nick Macleod Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries QLD
Michael Nixon Riverlodge Assets WA
Jim Trandos Trandos Farms WA
Kees Versteeg Qualipac QLD
Michael Vorrasi DSA Produce SA

Independent Chair: Bob Granger Biography

Panel members: Vegetable – Farm Productivity, Resource Use and Management

Name Organisation Location
Bill Bulmer Bulmer Farms VIC
Andrew Craigie Craigie Brothers TAS
Ed Fagan Mulyan Farms NSW
Rob Hinrichsen Kalfresh QLD
Mike Keller University of Adelaide SA
Rachael Lancaster Environmental and Agricultural Testing Services WA
Jessica Lye AUSVEG VIC
Jeff McSpedden JW & FJ McSpedden NSW
Michael Radcliff Rhebanvale TAS
Sharron Windolf Windolf Farms QLD
Calum Wilson Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture TAS

Independent Chair: Bob Granger Biography

Panel members: Vegetable – Consumer Alignment

Name Organisation Location
Belinda Adams Coastal Hydroponics QLD
Leisa Carniel Mulgowie Farming QLD
Trent De Paoli AustChilli QLD
Russell McCrystal McCrystal Consultancy QLD
Jason McNeill Premium Fresh TAS
Greg Owens NT Farmers NT
Steven Roberts Rijk Zwaan VIC
Chris Schreurs Schreurs & Sons VIC
Scott Samwell Samwell and Sons SA
Jarrod Strauch AUSVEG VIC
Brock Sutton Sutton Farms QLD
Matt Zagami Avagrow Farms VIC

Independent Chair: Bob Granger Biography

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

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Contact

Contacts at Hort Innovation

Will Gordon
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3525
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Brad Wells
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2327
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Christian Patterson
Relationship Manager

T 0433 896 753
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Industry representative body: AUSVEG

Contact
Level 2, 273 Camberwell Road
Camberwell, VIC 3124

www.ausveg.com.au
T 03 9882 0277
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the vegetable 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 vegetable SIPs. For attending SIP events, register your interest.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Vegetable Sydney, NSW February 25 and 26, 2016
Vegetable Ayr, QLD February 27, 2017
Vegetable Bowen, QLD February 28, 2017
Vegetable Bundaberg, QLD March 2, 2017
Vegetable Melbourne, VIC March 3, 2016
Vegetable Richmond, NSW March 6, 2017
Vegetable Werribee, VIC March 8, 2017
Vegetable Lindenow, VIC March 9, 2017
Vegetable Lockyer, QLD March 15, 2017
Vegetable Melbourne, VIC March 17, 2016
Vegetable Royal Pines, QLD June 24, 2016
Vegetable Royal Pines, QLD June 25, 2016
Vegetable Cranbourne, VIC October 17, 2016
Vegetable Swan Hill, VIC October 18, 2016
Vegetable North Adelaide, SA October 24, 2016
Vegetable Devonport, VIC October 27, 2016
Vegetable Hobart, TAS October 28, 2016
Vegetable Bathurst, NSW November 2, 2016
Vegetable Cowra, NSW November 4, 2016
Vegetable Katherine, NT November 7, 2016
Vegetable Coolalinga, NT November 8, 2016
Vegetable Carnarvon, WA November 11, 2016
Vegetable Wanneroo, WA November 14, 2016
Vegetable Manjimup, WA November 15, 2016
Vegetable Nyalup, WA November 16, 2016
Vegetable Sydney, NSW November 23, 2016