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Ongoing project

Integrated pest management of nematodes in sweetpotatoes (PW17001)

Key research provider: The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What’s it all about?

This investment is tasked with bringing current and new information on nematode management and soil health to Australian sweetpotato growers.

Beginning in late 2018, it will run a series of masterclasses and other extension activities to bring the most up-to-date knowledge to industry, while conducting a range of field work to develop new knowledge. This field work will include surveys to identify region-specific nematode species and issues facing the Australian sweetpotato industry; the investigation of management approaches including cover crops, soil amendments, tillage options and more; and the evaluation of new nematicide technologies.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Sweetpotato Fund