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Manganese deficiency is most often seen on well drained neutral or calcareous soils but heavy fertiliser usage can induce it in other soils, particularly after heavy applications of lime.
Don’t send water and fertiliser dollars down the drain. When it comes to irrigation systems, one size does not fit all.
Carrot virus Y has been found in carrot crops throughout Australia.
Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, produce fertiliser, control insects and weeds, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.
Hollow heart is an internal disorder where a 'lens' or 'star'-shaped cavity forms in the potato tuber.
Matching water supply in the soil to crop demand using good irrigation practice is important to produce a high quality potato crop.
Over-application of fertiliser nutrients can cause growth and quality problems in vegetable crops.
The storage life of fresh fruit and vegetables varies with type, variety and pre-harvest conditions.
When different fruits and vegetables are stored together, one foodstuff may be tainted by odours given off by another.
Muresk Institute is hosting a rural life weekend for small landholders, rural lifestylers and hobby farmers to learn skills to better manage their land.