DEDJTR Agricultural Notes

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government's lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. 

In 2015, APO embarked on a collection curation project in partnership with the DEDJTR to collect Agricultural Notes resources in a wide range of areas including crop production, meat and wool, and management of pests and diseases. 

This collection features 50 Agricultural Notes, all minted with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) allowing for better citation practice and lasting sustainability.



15 February 2011

The Victorian Pulse Disease Guide provides information on disease management and the disease resistant ratings for pulse crops.

15 November 2010

In this agricultural note, a simple method to estimate the yield of a range of field crops for use by farmers and agribusiness is outlined.

15 July 2010

Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) has an extremely wide host range and is distributed worldwide. Hosts include temperate pulses (chickpea, faba bean, lentil, field pea and vetch), pasture legumes (clover, medics and lucerne), canola and many...

15 April 2009

This Agricultural Nnote provides information on the use of preservatives for safer storage of hay in Australia. When deciding which product to use, it is important to understand the differences between each of the products and when each can or...

15 October 2008

Haystack fires have a range of causes such as lightning strikes, sparks from equipment and machinery and deliberately or accidentally started. However, many haystack fires self-ignite for no apparent reason. This is called spontaneous combustion...

15 October 2008

The heating of hay results in losses of dry matter, digestible nutrients and energy as a result of a complex chain of biological activities. Palatability will also decline as dust from mould spores develop. If heating continues, chemical...

15 September 2008

This Agricultural Note provides information on bioethanol, drivers and barriers for production, markets, and research and development in Victoria, Australia.

15 May 2008

Many important diseases of pulses can be seed-borne. Pulse growers can minimize losses from these diseases by using high quality seed. Seed testing is required to establish whether seed is

15 March 2008
In order to identify different cereal species, close observation of the seedlings at the junction of the leaf-sheath and leaf-blade is required. This Ag Note helps to distinguish the different...
15 February 2008

There have been two introductions of wheat stripe rust into Australia. These introductions may have entered Australia on clothing. The first introduction occurred in Victoria in 1979, and stripe rust rapidly spread across eastern Australia. This...