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Plant disease, Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV). Major threat to growers in Australia. Seed industry warns of costs for farmers

The Federal Department of Agriculture has announced it’s stepping up biosecurity measures to prevent further incursions of the plant disease, Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV). The virus, which originated overseas, has devastated the Territory’s melon industry since first appearing on a farm near Katherine last month, leading to the quarantine of several properties in […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: GOVERNMENT, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, SEEDING PLANTING Tags: , , ,

AUSTRALIAN JASON PFITZNER CREATES NEW SEEDING MACHINERY

FRUSTRATED by the seeding options available to him, Eudunda farmer Jason Pfitzner has created two new seeding systems from the ground up. Jason says his two new rootboot systems have been more than two years in the making. “In 2010, we had a really wet summer, with a lot of summer weeds,” he said. “At […]

February 9th, 2013
Topic: MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, SEEDING PLANTING Tags: , , , , ,