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Information Booklet Research Development and extension undertaken in Plant based Industries in the NT from 1997 to 2007



Information Booklet Research Development and extension undertaken in Plant based Industries in the NT from 1997 to 2007

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Topic Crop Year Description Location Objective ReferenceSource V Fruit - Lychee 1997-99 Lychee cultivar and flower induction assessment Katherine Lychee trees have been growing in the Katherine region for many years but with few exceptions, they seldom fruit. Opportunities for crop phenology manipulation and the identification of cultivars better suited to the environment are two areas where some research is justified. TB273 - pg39 TB278 - pg125 M Fruit - Mango 1997-99 Calcium and mango fruit quality Darwin There is considerable interest in pre-harvest nutrition effects on mango productivity, especially of calcium on fruit quality. TB278 - pg15-16 TB278 - pg103 PD Fruit - Mango 1997-98 Compatibility and toxicity symptoms of common chemicals used in mango Darwin Determine the effects of foliar nitrogen application on the yield and quality of mangoes. TB273 - pg21 PD Fruit - Mango 1998-99 Fruitset in mango as affected by copper and non-copper fungicides at flowering Darwin Investigated the response to copper fungicides in terms of fruit set and retention in KP. TB278 - pg104 V Fruit - Mango 1997-98 High density planting for mango seedling evaluation Katherine Maintain seedling size to maximise vegetative growth until they commence fruiting. TB273 - pg24-25 M Fruit - Mango 1997-98 Improvement of mango productivity through use of paclobutrazol and pruning Darwin Manipulate flowering and vegetative growth to improve mango productivity through research on the physiology of flowering, growth and growth regulators. TB273 - pg13-14 N Fruit - Mango 1998-99 Leaf nutrient deficiency or Anthracnose Darwin Controlled experiments so that we can be sure of whether or not we are dealing with a disease or nutrient deficiency. TB278 - pg104-105 V Fruit - Mango 1997-00 Mango cultivar trials CPHRF/ Darwin Introduction, testing and identification of new cultivars and species for commercial and research purposes. Development and release of new cultivars with potential in domestic and export markets. Extension of the harvest season with cultivars maturing earlier and later than KP. TB273 - pg3-4 TB278 - pg99 TB286 - pg130-131 1 Fruit - Mango 1997-00 Mango drip irrigation Darwin Evaluate the proof drip technology for mango irrigation in the Top End. Development of irrigation strategies utilising drip irrigation. TB278 - pg17-18 T B 278-pg 108-109 TB286 - pg131 1 Fruit - Mango 1997-99 Mango pre-flowering irrigation trial Darwin Objective of the trial is to answer questions raised by growers and researchers as to whether this stress had a negative effect on fruit set. TB278 - pg16-17 TB278 - pg107-108 ) Northern Territory Government, 2007 Page 12 of 37 Topic Crop Year Description Location Objective Reference Source V Field Crops 1998-02 Evaluation of short season legumes Darwin Evaluate a range of early-maturing forage legumes for their potential use as a pasture or ley cultivars in regions of the NT receiving less than 900mm rainfall. TB278 - pg8 TB286 - pg7-8 TB295 - pg7 TB304 - pg11-12 M Field Crops 2001-03 Producer initiated research and development project - evaluation of Wynn Cassia as a pasture and fodder for Douglas Daly area Douglas Daly / Darwin Determine the productive capacity of Wynn Cassia as a pasture and fodder species in commercial enterprise in the Douglas Daly area. TB304 - pg17-18 TB313- pg17-18 PD Field Crops 2003-04 Broad-acre field crop entomology Katherine/ Douglas Daly Sample and identify insect species found on irrigated field crops to determine their pest status and where possible to give advice on IPM options. TB319 - pg217-220 V Field Crops - Bio fuel 2005-07 Bio-fuel crops for the NT Katherine Provide farmers with shortlist of potential crops suitable for producing bio-fuels. TB325 - pg252-253 TB327 - pg16 E Field crops Biological Farming 2005-07 Biological farming systems for the Top End Katherine Develop practical methods based on sound scientific understanding of crop-biological interactions which will significantly improve crop performance and profit. TB325 - pg237 TB327 - pg17 V Field Crops - Cotton 1997-00 Cotton industry development Katherine/ Douglas Daly 14 varieties of cotton were trialled and yields recorded. TB273 - pg168-170 TB278 - pg30-32 T B 286-pg 19-23 PD Field Crops - Cotton 1999-00 Entomology of dry season irrigated Cotton production Katherine Improve knowledge of local insect populations for better use in developing an IPM system. TB286 - pg242-244 PD Field Crops - Cotton 1999-00 2004-05 Management system for diseases of Cotton in the Katherine region Katherine Record major diseases of cotton and compare the incidence/severity of leaf spot in cotton under conventional pivot irrigation to that under drip tape irrigation. TB286 - pg229 TB323 - pg182-185 PD Field Crops - Cotton 1998-99 Survey of cotton insects Katherine Identify insects found in cotton. TB278 - pg191-192 PD Field Crops - Cotton 1999-01 Northern cotton disease survey Katherine Develop sustainable cotton farming systems. TB286 - pg222 TB295 - pg194-195 PD Field Crops - Cotton 2000-04 Insect dynamics of the Cotton ecosystem in the NT Katherine Benchmark ecology of key pests and beneficial insects that are likely to impact on a future cotton industry in the Katherine area before assessing preliminary IPM system. TB295 - pg28 TB304 - pg23-24 TB313 - pg25-27 TB319 pg48-53 Northern Territory Government, 2007 Page 29 of 37

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