Research Site/Demonstration Number: SA04WB-05
Grower Collaborator: Amaryllis Farming
Location: Gooburrum Road, Gooburrum
State Date: May 2020
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.
- To improve the methodology for better application of pesticide with a focus on growth stages from 6 months after planting to ratoon harvest.
- To improve the efficiency of pesticide application throughout the pineapple lifecycle.
- To measure pesticide wastage and off farm losses comparing precision application against traditional application practices.
- To compare cost effectiveness of precision application of foliar fertiliser compared with traditional foliar fertiliser practices.