Information Booklet Research Development and extension undertaken in Plant based Industries in the NT from 1997 to 2007
Tabled paper 1376
Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Christopher Natt
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Topic Crop Year Description Location Objective ReferenceSource V Ornamentals 2006-07 New and improved ornamental crops Darwin Enhance the market opportunities of the NT ornamental industry by providing new and unique cut flowers and ornamental plants. TB325 - pg205-212 TB327 - pg48 PD Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1999-00 Developing plant disease management systems - heliconias and related species Darwin Develop a management system for disease of Heliconias and related species with initial emphasis on Fusariumn wilt. TB286 - pg224 PH Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-98 Effect of benzyladenine pulsing treatment on vase-life of H. Psittacorum Darwin Evaluate the use of a post-harvest pulsing dip in BA (benzyladenine) on the vase-life of selected H. psittacorum cultivars. TB273 - pg71 PH Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1998-99 Effect of vase solution additives on the vase-life of tropical cut- flowers Darwin Examine whether Benzyl adenine (BA) will increase the vase-life of H. psittacorum. TB278 - pg151-152 V Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-98 Evaluation of native species endemic to Central Australia Central Australia Identify potential native species as cut-flowers. TB273 - pg71 EX Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1998-99 Federation flower Darwin The cut-flower growers group and the Federation Flower Committee chose the Alpinia purpurata from Darwin Collection as the flower for the Celebration of Federation. TB278 - pg152 V Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1998-00 Heliconia cultivar improvement Darwin Twenty five new Heliconia accessions were introduced for evaluation. TB278 - pg150 TB286 - pg185 V Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-98 Improving dendrobium orchid productivity CPHRF Identify major concerns of the local industry in relation to orchid production. TB273 - pg68 PD Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-00 Improving heliconia productivity CPHRF Initial investigations in Fusarium wilt is being investigated and tissue culturing has commenced. TB273 - pg68 TB278 - pg150 TB286 - pg185 M Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-99 Management system for heliconia wilt Darwin A pilot trial to test the efficacy of hot water treatment of heliconia rhizomes for control of Fusarium wilt. TB273 - pg230-231 TB278 - pg181-182 V Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1997-00 Ornamental ginger breeding CPHRF Promising hybrids selected from the trial will be evaluated on commercial growers properties. TB273 - pg68-69 TB278 - pg150 TB286 - pg186 PH Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1999-00 Temperature logging of cut- flowers during transport and handling. Darwin Investigate the temperatures that cut-flowers are exposed to during handling. TB286 - pg182 PH Ornamentals - Cut-flowers 1999-00 The effect of low temperatures on the vase life of Heliconia psittacorums. Darwin Determine optimum storage temperature for two H. psittacorum cultivars. TB286 - pg182-184 Northern Territory Government, 2007 Page 26 of 37 Topic Crop Year Description Location Objective Reference Source PH Fruit - Mango 2001-02 Mango sea-freight trial Darwin Extend the shelf life of mangoes and maintain the quality through the use of a controlled modified atmosphere system during the transportation phase of the export process. TB304 - pg159-161 M Fruit - Mango 2001-06 Mango crop forecasting evaluation 2001 Darwin Develop a crop forecasting system for the Australian mango industry. TB304 pg161-164 TB313 - pg144-146 TB319 - pg338-339 TB323 - pg269-270 TB325 - pg240-141 M Fruit - Mango 2002-03 Collaborative research project with the University of Florida Darwin Characterise the floral stimulus in mango TB313 - pg152-159 PH Fruit - Mango 2003-04 Endorsed wholesaler program/quality outturn reporting service Darwin Assist mango industry to take on more of an administrative support service role for industry projects. Assist industry to better deal with disputes between growers/packers and wholesalers. TB319 - pg245 PH Fruit - Mango 2003-05 Mango sea-freight trial in Katherine Katherine Identify issues that affect long-term storage of Katherine mangoes and assist Katherine growers to export mangoes to Europe by sea using modified atmosphere containers. TB319 - pg340-341 TB323 - pg217-218 EX Fruit - Mango 2003-05 Mango supply chain code of practice Darwin Assist NTMIA with the development of a mango industry code of practice document that addressed commercial relationships between supply chain members and best practice handling. TB319 - pg243-244 TB323- pg214 EX Fruit - Mango 2004-04 Mango skills audit survey 2004 Darwin Assist the NTMIA to identify the training needs of growers through a survey and audit of skills and knowledge. Approximately 30% of members responded to the survey. TB323 - pg216 V Fruit - Mango 2004-05 Improved mango varieties for the NT Katherine Test the field mango varieties developed and identified in previous breeding work. TB323 - pg222-223 EX Fruit - Mango 2004-05 Mango Labour Harvest Strategy Darwin/ Katherine Facilitate the development of self-directed industry/ stakeholder groups to address mango harvest labour issues. TB323 - pg215 Northern Territory Government, 2007 Page 15 of 37
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