INDUSTRY R&D

SA02WB-02: Ground Prep, Fallow Management, Bed Formation, Planting
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To introduce, develop and evaluate precision injection practices into pineapple planting systems targeting improved plant and root establishment.
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SA04WB-06: Pest Management
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To evaluate and screen new nematicides, herbicides and miticides both pre-plant and post-plant targeting pest efficacy and impact on crop health.
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SA05WB-03: Management Erosion and Sedimentation
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To establish and evaluate a sediment catchment pond built within specific guidelines, designed to capture and degrade pesticide.
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SA04WB-05: Pesticide Management
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To introduce, develop and evaluate precision farming practices into pineapple production systems targeting improved pesticide efficiency and reducing off farm deposition using trickle irrigation to Chemigate pineapple.
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Trial Code 3.4: In-furrow erosion minimisation
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This trial is measuring sediment loss for a range of in-furrow sediment control options.
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Trial Code 1.8: Hydromulching for weed control
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This trial is investigating non-chemical options for weed control in pineapple fields.
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SA04NQ-03: Pest Management
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To compare and evaluate current and new fumigation products and their application targeting improvements in cost efficiencies and pest efficacy (including an exotic pest biosecurity issue, Dickeya spp.) in plant and ratoon crop yield in 73-114 (MD2).
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SA03SEQ-04: Pre and Post Nutrition Management
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To introduce, develop and evaluate precision farming practices through Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Information Systems (GIS) technology into pineapple production systems primarily targeting improving fertiliser and pesticide efficiency.
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SA05SEQ-01: Management of Erosion & Sedimentation
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To evaluate the benefits of surface stabilisation practices on low to moderate slopes to reduce/mitigate surface erosion and off farm deposition.
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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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