Pineapple integrated crop protection program (PI17001)
What’s it all about?
Contracted at the end of 2018, this investment will bring information on integrated crop protection to Australian pineapple growers, to help the industry achieve higher yields and produce high-quality fruit with lower production costs and a reduction in the use of pesticides. It will also facilitate information exchange with and between growers, pineapple industry advisers, chemical company representatives and the broader supply chain.
Activities are set to include integrated crop protection workshops; updating of the industry’s best practice manual; production of materials including videos and fact sheets; the use of on-farm demonstration sites; and research into pineapple plant nutrition and pest and disease management.
The project will also deliver the quarterly industry Pineapple Press e-newsletter, a website and annual industry field days.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Pineapple Fund.