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Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017 – 2020

by Mark Hincksman

The Government is partnering with agricultural industries to invest in new technologies, research and innovation to help the sector adapt.

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Mildura horticulture champion wins Food Source scholarship

by Mark Hincksman

Victorian horticulture industry champion Rowena Norris has been awarded a $25,000 Food Source Victoria scholarship to further her expertise in exporting to Asia, New Zealand and the United States.

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The Very Fast Break

by Mark Hincksman

Seasonal Climate Update for Victoria April 2017

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Growers to be on alert for Tomato Potato Psyllid

by Mark Hincksman

Victorian horticulturists are being urged to implement best practice biosecurity measures following outbreaks of Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP) in Western Australia.

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Horticulture Innovation Australia

by Mark Hincksman

Horticulture news from HIA

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Weekly Times

by Mark Hincksman

Weekly Times Horticulture news online

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Good Fruit and Vegetables

by Mark Hincksman

Did you know that Good Fruit and Vegetables have an Online Digital Edition available?

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ABC News

by Mark Hincksman

HORTICULTURE NEWS, FEATURES AND OPINION

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The Fast Break

by Mark Hincksman

The climate situation has changed little this month. Lots of neutral symptoms, a few  La Niña symptoms and no El Niño signs… yet. Despite this, more models have jumped on the El Nino and +IOD bandwagon this month for the coming season. Due to the absence of physical evidence for either, there’s no need for alarm yet. Autumn is the time where the models struggle the greatest for accuracy.

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Apple and pear industry Speed Updating

by Mark Hincksman

APAL’s Speed Updating program offers quick, informative snippets of relevant research, development and extension (RD&E) activities happening within the apple and pear industry.

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Webinar: Seasonal Outlook for Autumn

by Mark Hincksman

There will soon be a lot of talk about a potential El Nino this season. At this time of the year it’s just talk though. Agriculture Victoria's Seasonal Risk Agronomist, Dale Grey, will update us on current climatic conditions, oceanic and atmospheric conditions affecting Victoria, the latest predictions for the next six months and what El Nino has historically meant for regions of Victoria.

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Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

by Mark Hincksman

A new report from the Climate Council concludes that climate change is influencing all extreme weather events in Australia, and these are projected to worsen as the climate warms further.

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Ventusky global weather

by Mark Hincksman

Ventusky - Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps: a real-time animation of global weather.

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Western Port Biosphere Water Stewardship

by Mark Hincksman

The Western Port Biosphere, together with regional partners, operates a water stewardship project helping landholders, businesses and organisations to better manage water within their site and contribute to improved catchment conditions. Water is a vital part of life, but while most of us take it for granted, it’s an increasingly scarce resource.

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REVIEW OF CURRENT VEGETABLE IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGIES

by Mark Hincksman

The purpose of this document is to provide industry with a summary of the most relevant and practicable irrigation technologies which vegetable growers across Australia could adopt. The outcome of adopting any of these technologies should be both improved water use efficiency and economic sustainability in the long term.

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