Telone® (1,3 dichloropropene) and Telone C35® (1,3 dichloropropene+chloropicrin) have been effective in controlling nematodes in field trials in Western Australia and should be useful to growers experiencing failure of fenimaphos and metham sodium to control nematodes.
Biochar is a stable, carbon-rich form of charcoal that can be added to soil to increase water and nutrient retention. It is produced by pyrolysis, a process where biomass (plant or animal waste) is heated at temperatures greater than 250°C with little or no oxygen.
Acid soils cause significant losses in production and biomass, which restricts the ability to sequester carbon. Applying agricultural lime to these problem soils can correct acidity levels that restrict root growth and crop and pasture production.
Nearly all biofuel systems (mainly biodiesel and bioethanol) produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels (diesel and petrol derived from fossil oil).
We provide the following information to support land manager decisions about investing in carbon farming.
In Western Australia, carrots are grown on sandy soils of low water-holding capacity. When evaporation exceeds rainfall, irrigation is important to ensure high yields and quality.
The olive lace bug, Froggattia olivinia, is native to eastern Australia. It has become established in the olive growing regions of Western Australia.
The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food industries.
Fresh, safe, quality-assured Western Australian carrots are delivered fresh to local, interstate and international markets from year-round production. Growers in Western Australia (WA) produce more than 90 per cent of Australia’s export carrots.
Western Australian growers and exporters have earned an outstanding reputation for reliably supplying high quality carrots to international markets. The quality assured carrots are available year-round and are shipped in refrigerated sea containers to more than 15 countries.
Cavity spot disease of carrots in Australia is mainly caused by the soil-borne fungus Pythium sulcatum. In order to minimise the build-up of this pathogen, we needed to establish its host range so that we could reduce the risk of it building up on rotational crops.