SA02WB-02: Ground Prep, Fallow Management, Bed Formation, Planting

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Research Site/Demonstration Number: SA02WB-02
Grower Collaborator: Amaryllis Farming
Location: Gooburrum Road, Gooburrum
State Date: July 2020


OUTLINE

To introduce, develop and evaluate precision injection practices into pineapple planting systems targeting improved plant and root establishment.


OBJECTIVES

  1. To improve the methodology for better application of inputs in the planting operation.
  2. To improve plant and root establishment in the initial six months of growth.
  3. To improve the application of pesticide, fertiliser and root stimulants throughout the pineapple lifecycle.
  4. To evaluate the cost effectiveness of injection and improvements in crop yield.

METHODOLOGY

The principal purpose of injection at planting is to apply water, fungicide, liquid nutrient and root stimulant directly under the planting material. This research trial will investigate the precision application and impact of these inputs on plant and root establishment in the critical first six month after planting. This practice will be greatly beneficial in planting windows in periods of dry / drought conditions.

Trial location – Gooburrum Rd, Gooburrum


DEMONSTRATION PRACTICE


ASSESSMENT / EVALUATION METHOD AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE


PROGRESS REPORT

CURRENT PROGRESS

May 2020
Grower and blocks identified

ISSUES ENCOUNTERED

Will require modifications to planting machinery to accommodate injection.

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