May 2019

SA01WB-02 Site selection layout & drainage | SA05WB-02: Management erosion and sedimentation
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To evaluate the use of aerial imagery, topographic maps and/or in field surveying to establish better layout of pineapple blocks incorporating contour drains and other erosion management practices to mitigate off-farm deposition in moderate to heavy soil types.
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SA04SEQ-07: Pest management
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To develop and evaluate an improved pre-plant and post plant pesticide program to improve fruit quality and yield in hybrid pineapple in moderate to heavy low pH soils.
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SA04SEQ-02: Pest management
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To compare and evaluate current and new fumigation products and their application in pineapple production, targeting improvements in plant and ratoon crop yield in 73-50, pesticide efficacy and cost efficiencies.
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SA04NQ-04: Pest management
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To evaluate two new experimental herbicides as potential industry replacements, with a particular focus on Diuron.
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SA04WB-01: Pest management
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To develop integrated pest management practices and evaluate alternative non-synthetic pesticide products in both pre-plant and post-plant pest management programs targeting fruit yield and quality. Fields of both Smooth Cayenne and 73-50 are included in the trial.
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SA03WB-05 – Pre and post nutrition management
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To introduce, develop and evaluate precision farming practices into pineapple production systems targeting improved fertiliser and pesticide efficiency and reducing off farm deposition. 
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SA03WB-03: Pre and post nutrition management
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To develop and evaluate an improved pre-plant and post-plant nutrition program to improve Smooth Cayenne and 73-50 fruit quality and yield. Grown in light to moderate textured soil with a low pH.
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SA03SEQ-02: Pre and post nutrition management
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To develop and evaluate a post-induction nutrition program on the hybrid variety 73-50 to improve fruit quality and yield.
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SA02WB-01: Ground Prep, Fallow Management, Bed Formation
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To evaluate the potential of crop mulching and fallow cropping to reduce or eliminate the need for pre-plant nutrition and post-plant side dressing practices, and reduce fertiliser losses into the environment.
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