SA04WB-05: Pesticide Management - Aussie Pineapples

SA04WB-05: Pesticide Management

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Research Site/Demonstration Number: SA04WB-05
Grower Collaborator: Amaryllis Farming
Location: Gooburrum Road, Gooburrum
State Date: May 2020


OUTLINE

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.


OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

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