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Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is a seed- and aphid-borne virus that infects narrow-leafed lupins. It can also infect many other broad-leafed plant species.
Small producers can often feel a little out of their depth when it comes to supplying and marketing their produce to large-scale buyers.
Acidic soils cause significant losses in production, restricting crop and pasture choice. Acidic soil, particularly in the subsurface, will restrict root access to water and nutrients.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Growing an orchard can give immense satisfaction — especially when consuming the ripened end product.
Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) causes a disease of potatoes worldwide and occurs in Western Australia.
Whiteflies or snow flies (Aleyrodidae) are tiny, sap-sucking insects often found on the underside of leaves.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.
Maintaining the general health of a lawn and the soil beneath it is by far the best way to prevent common problems.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Seed Testing and Certification provides a variety of services including seed testing, crop and
Scabby mouth is a viral disease of sheep and goats that causes scabs and pustules, usually around the mouth and face of affected animals.
The ORIA is free of major banana diseases found in the Northern Territory and Queensland, such as Panama disease and black sigatoka.
Bananas in the Ord River Irrigation Area face two major insect pests (banana weevil borer and sugarcane bud moth) and two mites (russet and two-spotted).
Nitrogen (N) deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in wheat.
Various diseases can damage native plants at all stages of growth. A description of some of the more important diseases is given here, together with general methods for control.
Most marketing professionals would tell you that having a website is essential in order to market your business effectively.
About 80% of the variation in methane production is explained by feed intake. Reducing the stocking rate of sheep on the farm reduces the pasture consumption and methane production per hectare.
Summer sowing (February) proved to be a successful technique for introducing hard-seeded annual legumes into established perennial grass pastures, however, the herbicide options and benefits of per
Lupin seeding rates may need to be higher for pasture crops to achieve the same target density as standard crops, as lupin establishment density where crops were sown into perennial grasses was 8-3
Biomass production was greater and distribution of green feed over time wider for the pasture-crop compared to crop only or permanent pasture systems.