Cover Crops for Australian Growers

The table below provides a starting point for helping you choose a cover crop for your farm. Adapt the information to…

Managing irrigation requirements using soil moisture monitoring

Watch this webinar to hear from Dr Kelvin Montagu (AHR), from the Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection team, on what’s…

Harvest to Home: how broccoli performed through Covid

Harvest to Home is an analytics tool, developed by Nielsen and Hort Innovation, providing insight on marketing performance and shopper behaviour…

VegNET – Supporting Vegetable Growers

The VegNET project aims to build regional capacity of the vegetable industry by providing research and development (R&D) extension services, products…

Viruses infecting Brassicas

The ‘Viruses infecting Brassicas’ fact sheet provides information in relation to virus diseases of brassica crops. This includes information on economic…

Integrated Weed Management (IWM) Case Study – Schreurs & Sons

Schreurs & Sons is a large and successful vegetable growing business based in Clyde, Victoria. Their Koo Wee Rup farm is…

VegNET (N, W, SE) e-news issue 41 – March 2020

NEWS VegNet Phase 2 Vegetables Australia – Autumn 2020 Edition AgChem Update – Regulatory Support and Coordination Fall Armyworm Update and…

VegNET (N, W, SE) e-news issue 40 – February 2020

NEWS Retail vegetable prices set to increase from bushfires, drought and floods New Extension and Adoption Initiative BOM Regional Weather and Climate…

Vegetable Levy R&D Project Updates Webinar

Watch this webinar to learn from key researchers about the latest findings of several Hort Innovation Vegetable Levy Funded Projects as…

Planning for Summer – Irrigation and Water Management

As crop growth and water use increase with the warmer weather, it’s a good time to think about getting on top…

Native vegetation insectaries – permanent habitat for beneficial insects

On-farm insectaries are areas of flowering plants that attract and maintain beneficial insect populations by providing shelter from highly disturbed crop…

Clubroot: a Galling Disease

Clubroot is one of the most destructive diseases of brassicas globally. Although it was detected in Australia as early as the…

Mark and Darren Schreurs, Peter Schreurs & Sons – Winner R&D Adoption Award 2019

The R&D Adoption Award was developed by the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET) in Victoria as part of the 2019 AUSVEG...

Integrated Pest Management of vegetable pests – a more sustainable approach (webinar recording)

Watch this informative and interactive one-hour session to get the latest updates from vegetable industry experts, including IPM Technologies, E.E. Muir...

Spray technology for vegetable growers: a guide to getting it right (webinar recording)

Chemicals play an important role in vegetable production and are regularly used to control insect pests, diseases and weeds. Poor spray...

Biosecurity lessons in planning and response for the vegetable industry (webinar recording)

Plant biosecurity is a series of measures that aid in protecting production areas from harmful insects, weeds, and various plant diseases....

VegNET – Carl Larsen (Victoria)

Are you a vegetable grower? VegNET has been set up by Hort Innovation and the vegetable industry to connect you to…

Precision agriculture technology in vegetable production systems

Precision agriculture (or PA) uses a combination of new technology and existing agronomic knowledge to maximise farm efficiency. There are many...

Andrew Fragapane, Fragapane Farms – Winner R&D Adoption Award 2017

The inaugural R&D Adoption Award was developed by the National Vegetable Extension Network (VegNET) in Victoria as part of the 2017...

Lessons from the field – Andrew Fragapane

Werribee South grower Andrew Fragapane took home the highly contested VegNET Sponsored R&D Adoption Award, as part of the 2017 AUSVEG…

Lessons from the field – Emma Germano

2014 Nuffield Scholarship recipient Emma Germano, used her scholarship to research global export opportunities for vegetables and primary produce. Emma, General…

Vegetable Careers 1

Vegetable farming now requires management of the environment, people, and food safety as well as production processes. Jobs can involve the...

Stuart Grigg and IPM

Agronomist Stuart Grigg describes the natural approach to growing healthy broccoli. IPM Better For You Better for the Environment