Vegetable Production

Cafresco Organics

Maurie Cafra of Cafresco Organics has been growing vegetables at Koo Wee Rup, Victoria for almost 35 years. Cafresco Organics is situated on the reclaimed swamplands of the Koo Wee Rup region at the top of Western Port Bay in Victoria, a region which supplies the majority of Australia's asparagus. Read more...

Hills Fresh

Hills Fresh is a family business based in Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The Newmans have been growing in the area for six generations and these days grow lettuces, cauliflowers and leeks which are sold through the Adelaide Produce Markets and local independent grocery stores. Read more...

Phuong Vo

Phuong Vo has been a greenhouse vegetable grower for over 20 years. He grows capsicums and eggplants in 36 greenhouses in Virginia on the Northern Adelaide Plains of South Australia. At maximum production, two thirds of his greenhouses are planted and one third are fallow. Read more...

Calvaresi and Son

Frank Calvaresi and his brother Bruno have been vegetable growers in the Virginia region of South Australia for the last 25 years. They grow Cos and Iceberg lettuce as well as potatoes under overhead irrigation on the red clay loam and black soils typical of the Northern Adelaide Plains. Read more...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fact Sheets

Compost in Commercial Vegetable Production

Australian research has demonstrated outstanding benefits of compost to commercial vegetable growers. Read more...

Managing Salinity on the Northern Adelaide Plains

Almost a third of all agricultural land in Australia is affected by the accumulation of salts and this is increasing. Vegetable growing regions have not escaped the problem and the build-up of salts in the soil is a major problem on the Northern Adelaide Plains.Read more...

Cost Benefit Trial of using Compost in Vegetable Growing

The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) funded the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to research and report on the costs and benefits of using compost instead of conventional fertilisers and/or poultry manure in vegetable growing in the Sydney basin. Read more...

Using Compost in Vegetable Growing - FAQ's

Can I use compost to control pests and diseases? International research has shown there can be major improvements in disease control in horticutlural crops from using compost incorporated into soils. Read more...

Applying your Compost - Planning and Preparation

Now that you've made the decision to use compost on your farm - you need to get your farm ready for application. Read more...