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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

ISSN

0158-2763

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Technical Annual Report 2000/01 119 PROJECT: Improved Management Strategies and Vegetable Products for the NT (Vegetable Grower Discussion Groups Katherine) Project Officer: J. Bright Location: Katherine Region Objective: To identify cultivars suitable for growing in the various regions of the Northern Territory for both current and potential markets. To determine a range of vegetable management strategies for various regions. To assist growers to optimise their returns from the production of vegetables of the required cultivar and quality for the target market. During 1999 and 2000 a vegetable discussion group was formed to identify the needs of the Katherine vegetable growers from the department. Initially the group would form for a one off meeting each year, but this year it appears the group would appreciate a follow up meeting. The items raised from the 2000 discussion group included: Nutrition: Soil sampling. Sap analysis nutrition guide. Trials comparing different fertilisers (slow release, organic, fertigation, foliar, soil applied). Sap analysis brix (as indicator of plant health). Fertiliser requirements and application methods for all crops in the region. Fertiliser rates and timing for sweet potato in the region. Irrigation: Efficiency of overhead/pivot. Tape systems - surface, sub surface, use of plastic mulch. Watering requirements for sweet potato in the region. Cultivars: Cultivar trials for a range of crops. Post-harvest: Quality of fruit from the region standards quality charts. Cool chain in transport. Freight consolidation (central trucking and cooling point) in the region. Co-op (group buying power- making up transport loads). Fungicides post harvest. On farm cold storage. Entomology: False wire worm-use of Lorsban registration/alternative.