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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

Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 120 Pathology: Etching of butternuts. Fungicide pre harvest. Management: Alternatives to plastic mulch e.g. shredded cardboard, jute. Plant densities for melons. Weeds: Herbicide trials. Weed control using organic products and methods i.e. pine oil methods, steam, and heat. Land and water: More information from Water Resources on why they are assessing Katherine river water usage. The above items were voted on (in a ranking type system) and even the people that raised them saw several of the items as being not so important. It was pointed out to the growers that several of the issues raised were in fact items that the grower could look at himself, that is on farm research, with the assistance of DPIF. This has happened in a few cases giving in departmental staff more time to address pressing issues. Another Katherine vegetable growers' meeting was held in March 2001. At this meeting a report was presented to the growers on what the issues were for last season and how they were addressed. Several new vegetable growers were present at the 2001 meeting. When asked what were the potential issues for the year, the new growers said that they had no issues as they had no experience growing vegetable in the region yet. The experienced growers listed wireworm control, cover crops and irrigation efficiencies as some of the issues.