Develop novel integrated disease management strategies for delivering solutions to mitigate the impact of major broccolini diseases

This project supports Perfection Fresh in finding solutions that address pathogen-related broccolini wastage and decreased yield as well as the limited growing season of a highly sought-after, high-value crop. The project aims to test different applications’ capacity to reduce infection rates and maintain plant nutrient flow into the development of inflorescences and the main broccolini product.

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Optimum cooling strategies for vegetable protected cropping in warm climates

The focus of this project is on describing the crop, technology and climate interactions that result from implementing various protected cropping strategies and greenhouse designs in the warm Australian climate. This entails evaluating the long-term performance of several cooling technologies and greenhouses, including characterising the energy-saving potential of smart glass (glass coated with photoselective thin film) for greenhouses via crop trials.

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National map of protected cropping systems

The CRC is collaborating in this Hort Innovation project to provide essential baseline data to support logistical decisions around industry growth, transport, labour, market access, food security, drought resilience, water infrastructure, natural disaster and biosecurity response. This data will also be an essential base layer for many federally supported initiatives including biosecurity, soils, climate resilience and carbon.

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IoT for indoor cropping

This four-year innovation project is led by WBS Project H, manufacturers of state-of-the-art LED technology for vertical farms and greenhouses, with AI and protected-cropping experts at UNSW and WSU respectively.

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