VegieBites 44

National Vegetable Industry Centre Newsletter

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Australian Garlic Industry

The Australian Garlic Industry Association (AGIA) was first formed 21 years ago and in the beginning had over 300 members. Unfortunately the industry has been in decline over the last 10 years and the association was near collapse. Thankfully an enthusiastic group of people led by Leon Trembath rallied together to resurrect the association. Leon is quick to recognise the tireless work of Henry Bell and Roger Schmitke over the last 20 years. He is keen to acknowledge how much effort they .......

Australian Garlic Conference - 27-28 July, 2012  Tooleybuc

The two day conference was held over the last weekend of July with about 40 people attending. There were a number of workshops and presentations on a variety of subjects including marketing, crop nutrition, weed control and post harvest management. One of the highlights of the conference was the field day to a local grower’s property. The grower was Peter Hackett who did a fantastic job ....

Garlic Research in the Riverina

During the 2011 season, three garlic trials were undertaken by NSW DPI in the Riverina. The trials were conducted within a grower’s commercial crop in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of NSW. The three trials were drip irrigated and sown in mid-March 2011. A seed size trial and herbicide evaluation trial were sown with three replications in a randomised block design. A variety trial was sown only as an observation trial with one plot per treatment (variety). The trials were treated the same as the surrounding commercial crop for all fertilizer, irrigation and pest management requirements. ........

Biotechnology awareness workshop

A Horticulture Australia funded workshop was held last June to increase awareness in the use of biotechnology in horticulture. The workshop was held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra and designed for people with little or no exposure to biotechnology. The use of biotechnology ......

Growing Better Beets

Processing beetroot growers can improve their crop yields and factory pack outs through variety selection and better row spacing according to the latest Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) research on beetroot stand management.......

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Editorial Contact -  Tony Napier
District Horticulturist for Vegetables and Prune Industry development Officer
NSW Department of Primary Industries