INDUSTRY R&D

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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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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SA01SEQ-01: Site Selection Layout and Drainage
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To evaluate the benefits of farm planning using in-field surveying to reduce/mitigate surface and subsurface off-farm deposition, on low to moderate slopes.
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