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Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.
The underlying principle of organic crop production is "healthy plants grow from healthy soil". It is a whole system approach and as far as practical a closed system.
Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.
Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.
Lanza is a herbaceous drought tolerant perennial pasture legume that is ideal for Mediterranean environments.
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious virus that causes an often fatal disease in pigs and wild boar.
Classical swine fever (CSF) (hog cholera) is a highly contagious disease caused by a pestivirus that is closely related to the virus that causes bovine viral diarrhoea (mucosal disease) in cattle a
Bananas need a lot of water to grow well. To irrigate the crop efficiently you need to measure soil water content.
The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have commenced and are referred to as the DRFAWA in Western Australia.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is assisting northern beef business decision-making through the provision of seasonally relevant information, including forecas
Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi
Measurements of water quality and quantity are required for effective planning and monitoring of water supplies for livestock.
Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better
Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.
Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting. This increases the risk of injury.
The Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) is suitable for growing bananas.
Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.
Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.
For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.