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Dam failure risk increases with recent rain

Landholders are encouraged to check their farm dam walls for cracks and other issues as the recent heavy rain has increased the risk of 'failure' from leaks and bank collapses. 

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What is FarmBuild

When farmers have access to up-to-date agricultural data, delivered through easy-to-use online tools, they can make better operational decisions for their farm.

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Innovation Seed Fund for Horticulture Development

The Innovation Seed Fund for Horticulture Development (ISF-HD) will be opened for Round 3 on 30th August 2016

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Advances in codling moth control in orchards

Parasitoid wasps, mass trapping of female codling moths and the use of mating disruption could, when combined, help control codling moth in apple and pear orchards, and reduce pesticide use.  

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Horticulture International (NC State University)

Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,500 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.

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Crop load and fruit position influence variability in nectarine quality

Consistent fruit size and high soluble solids concentration (SSC) in nectarines are important components of fruit quality and consumer acceptability.

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BLUSH DEVELOPMENT IN PEARS Part 2

Blush development is restricted when fruit are not exposed to light.

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BLUSH DEVELOPMENT IN PEARS Part 1

It is important to know which genetic and environmental factors regulate production of red pigments in the skin of full red and blush cultivars.

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Summary results - Rootstocks for blush pears

Summary of the effects of currently available rootstocks on growth, yield and quality of new red-blushed pear cultivars.

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Summary results - Irrigation for young pears

Summary of the effects of drip irrigation and irrigation interval in newly planted pear orchards on irrigation requirement, water status, growth and yield.

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