New Syngenta viticulture fungicides impress

Aug. 30, 2023 | 2 min read
The anticipated arrival of three new grape fungicides from Syngenta has generated excitement among advisors, eager for growers to realise the benefits in their production systems.

Potato and onion crops boosted by mycorrhizae

Aug. 28, 2023 | 3 min read
Most vegetable growers typically only squeeze out marginal productivity gains each year, if at all, through improved varieties, agronomic practices, and the latest crop protection technology.

Microscopic organisms to increase crop yields

Aug. 22, 2023 | 2 min read
Scientists are investigating whether root systems packed with certain combinations of tiny living things – or microbiomes – result in a more productive plant with the aim of developing new products to increase yield.

Luna Experience set to benefit vegie growers

Aug. 15, 2023 | 3 min read
Tomato, capsicum, cucurbit and bulb vegetable growers are now set to benefit from a new effective fungicide option following new registrations for Bayer Crop Science’s Luna Experience.

New fungicide provides flexibility in brassicas

Aug. 14, 2023 | 3 min read
Using the right fungicide is a critical decision along the northwest coast of Tasmania, because the wet weather that can sweep through the area creates ideal disease conditions, particularly in spring.

Unique new downy mildew fungicide for grapes

Aug. 11, 2023 | 4 min read
Widespread testing for downy mildew resistance to fungicides in grapevines has revealed varying levels of sensitivity in different regions, dialling up the pressure on existing disease management programs and the need for new fungicides.

New protection for cucurbits & fruiting veg

Aug. 8, 2023 | 2 min read
After proving its value in almond, apple and macadamia orchards and vineyards, Belanty fungicide from BASF is now also registered for use in cucurbits and fruiting vegetables.

Melons chasing larger slice of Asian market

Aug. 7, 2023 | 3 min read
The peak industry body for the Australian melon industry, Melons Australia, will target opening access to emerging markets in south-east Asia as part of its strategy to grow its export share from eight per cent to 20 per cent over the next five years.

Brassica growers target pests, yields and quality

Aug. 1, 2023 | 4 min read
In the heart of brassica growing country in the Werribee region of Victoria, diamondback (DBM) moth is a pest you simply cannot take your eye off.

Best and brightest at Hort Connections Awards

July 6, 2023 | 2 min read
The Australian horticulture industry’s best and brightest have been recognised in the 2023 Horticulture Awards for Excellence, presented on Wednesday 7 June at the Hort Connections Gala Dinner in Adelaide.

New yellow vine herbicide ideal for sorghum

Oct. 13, 2022 | 3 min read
Sorghum growers now have access to an innovative herbicide proven to control caltrop Tribulus terrestris (yellow vine) as a post emergent option.

Biostimulant aids record grape yields

Sept. 20, 2022 | 3 min read
When you achieve your highest ever winegrape yields in one of the more difficult seasons with the help of a new biostimulant to aid fruit-setting, it’s no wonder you’d be looking forward to applying it again and not hesitating to encourage others to do the same.

How can I gain more spray efficiency?

Sept. 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Efficiency is not all about speed. When it comes to spray application efficiency, the keys to success are firstly hitting the target with the right product at the right time, and secondly, maximising the time the sprayer is in the field rather than refilling.

AGT canola means more choice

Sept. 13, 2022 | 2 min read
Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) has broken new ground with the release of three new open pollinated (OP) canola varieties, Bandit TT, Renegade TT and Outlaw.

Enviroshield repels rain at harvest

Sept. 12, 2022 | 3 min read
Rain is a blessing during seeding, yet a curse around harvest time. As crops begin to dry out, they lose their natural ability to repel water and start to act like a sponge, absorbing rain, and dew events.