VegeNotes – your levy at work

VegeNotes inform growers on a wide range of technical matters and projects funded by their National Vegetable R&D levy.

These topical fact sheets present technical information in an easy-to-read format and help researchers communicate their project outcomes to the vegetable industry.

VegeNotes is acknowledged as a good solution to improving communication of R&D outcomes to the vegetable industry.

VegeNotes continue to provide research summaries with contacts for further information and are now distributed with your VEGETABLES AUSTRALIA magazine.


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Cool ChainEvery process in the journey of delivering vegetables, right from the field through to the consumer, can be thought of as a link… Go to article.

Lettuce AphidThe lettuce aphid – Nasonovia ribis-nigri – is a major pest of salad crops, particularly lettuce. Originating from Northern Europe,… Go to article.

BIOSECURITYBiosecurity is a general description for a series of measures designed to protect individual farming properties, businesses and… Go to article.

Carrot-managementFungal, nematode, viral and bacterial diseases can affect carrots at any stage of the crop, from seedlings to cold storage.
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FreshCareFreshcare Limited was formed in 2000, as a not-for-profit company, to manage the Freshcare Program on behalf of the horticultural… Go to article.

IPM-CeleryIPM stands for ‘Integrated Pest Management’ and is used to control pests without relying on pesticides alone. With… Go to article.

Quality AssuranceFresh produce growers and packers need to implement Quality Assurance (QA) systems as Businesses handling food are required to… Go to article.

Minor UseGrowers of horticultural crops frequently suffer from a lack of approved crop protection products. The problem is that whilst their… Go to article.

Spray ApplicationPlant Protectants are used in the vegetable industry to control pests, diseases and weeds. The majority of these products are applied… Go to article.

Cucumber DiseasesThe most important diseases affecting greenhouse cucumbers across Australia were root rot, stem rot and wilt. In many cases, plants… Go to article.

Carrot-nematodesSome species of plant-parasitic nematodes are a significant constraint to carrot production.
Root knot nematode (RKN) (Meloidogyne… Go to article.

SclerotiniaSclerotinia diseases cause major loss in many horticultural crops (e.g. lettuce, beans, carrots, brassicas and peas).
Intense… Go to article.

Weed ControlBasic strategies used to manage weeds are adapted and integrated to suit the different production systems. The overall aim is to… Go to article.

SlugsSlugs are a major economic pest in most horticultural crops. Slugs are primarily pests of vegetable and cereal crops. They feed… Go to article.

Pesticide ResistanceInsecticide resistance is a problem of modern agriculture. Since the 1950s and the introduction of synthetic organic insecticides,… Go to article.

Capsicum-virusesDiseases caused by viruses are among the most common cause of loss to capsicum growers across Australia. Symptoms of several virus… Go to article.

Silverleaf WhiteflySilverleaf Whitefly (SLW) (Bemisia tabaci biotype B) is a major worldwide pest of cotton, vegetables and soybeans. It arrived in… Go to article.

Western Flower ThripsWestern Flower Thrips (WFT), Frankliniella
occidentalis, is one of the most damaging pests to confront the Australian vegetable… Go to article.

IPM-LettuceIntegrated Pest Management (IPM)
helps growers select the best tool to manage
There are five steps in this strategy:… Go to article.

IPM-Sweet CornIntegrated Pest Management – IPM – strategies aim to reduce the pest population to a minimum by taking into account the various… Go to article.

IPM-BrassicaIntegrated Pest Management (IPM)
helps growers select the best tool to manage
Diamondback Moth (DBM), Plutella… Go to article.

IDO NetworkThe Australian Vegetable Industry Development Network operated for ten years between 1998-2008. The network enhancing communication… Go to article.

R&D LevyThe National Vegetable Levy was introduced in 1996, after considerable nation-wide consultation, at the request of AUSVEG.
Having… Go to article.

Recycled WaterReclamation and reuse of a variety of treated wastewaters on food crops has been practiced for more than 50 years around the world…. Go to article.

WashwaterA 2002 study on the quality of waste wash water used on Australian vegetable farms revealed some treatment would be needed before… Go to article.

IrrigationGood irrigation management is vital to achieve efficient use of water combined with high yields and quality in vegetable crops…. Go to article.

VegeNotes – 2006 to PresentDownloads of recent VegeNotes are now available to registered users from the AusVeg website.�


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