INDUSTRY R&D

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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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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