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Grower’s Edge

The Grower’s Edge aims to keep Australian growers informed and up-to-date with the right advice and information, at the right time, in order to maximise their performance.


Australian growers have a long standing reputation for producing some of the best fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables in the world. To help Australia growers sustain their reputation for delivery premium produce and remain at the forefront of global agricultural production well into the future, the Grower’s Edge aims to deliver access to information, service and training to meet the challenges of crop production.

The Grower’s Edge celebrates innovation and is always looking to help growers to maximise their return on investment with backing of the knowledge and expertise of Bayer, a global company known for innovation, research and agricultural solutions, as well as other premium partners in the horticulture industry.


Grower stories

Insect control vital for grape growers

Escalating mealybug and scale populations and presented winegrape growers with a real challenge in recent seasons. Read about the range of strategies they have been using to meet this challenge.
Scale & sooty mould posing challenges for grapegrowers

Scale & sooty mould posing challenges for grapegrowers

Increased infestations of scale and the related sooty mould have been growing problems for South Australian winegrape growers in recent seasons
Wine grapes

Movento takes pest control to new level for wine industry

Viticulturists across Australia have a new tool at their disposal to tackle serious pests following the recent registration of Movento® 240 SC Insecticide for wine grapes.

Mount Benson Grower

Mount Benson grape grower ready to move on, fight scale

There are some years in the game you just want to put behind you and move on, and 2016-17 was one of those for South Australian winegrape grower Andy Murdock, when winds and scale “hammered’’ a lot of the vines.

Protecting grape quality

Insect pressure at Christmas time

It’s not only powdery mildew and botrytis which can arrive as unwanted guests around Christmas time - insects can also join in on the vineyard festivities!

Managing the threat of botrytis over summer

Flowering occurs from late October to late December, depending on variety and location, and it is arguably the most important time to protect and maintain vine health. 

Bayfidan® tips

Effective spray coverage is essential - this can be achieved by adjusting sprayer set up to target the canopy and bunches 

Powdery mildew does not shut down for Christmas

Weather conditions over the festive season can be very favourable for the spread of powdery mildew, often referred to as the ‘dry weather disease’, with young berries particularly susceptible to infection. 

Disease control vital for optimum grape production

Getting disease control right in vineyards is vital not only to maximise input efficiency and effectiveness, but also to optimise production and fruit quality. Viticulturists have plenty of things to consider when it comes to disease control, from chemical selection and rotation to spray interval management and application techniques.

 

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