SA04WB-01: Pest management - Aussie Pineapples

SA04WB-01: Pest management

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Research Site / Demonstration Number: SA04WB-01
Grower Collaborator: Littabella Pines
Location 1: South Littabella Road, Yandaran
Start date: January 2019


OUTLINE

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.


OBJECTIVES

  1. To investigate and improve preventative pest management programs.
  2. To investigate and improve pre-plant pest management programs with a focus on improving soil biology.
  3. To undertake a cost analysis of the different pest management program compared with standard practices.
  4. To increase yield and fruit quality in plant and ratoon crops.

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