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.

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DEDJTR Agricultural Notes

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15 Feb 2011

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

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15 Nov 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.

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15 Jul 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 perennial weeds. BWYV is transmitted persistently by a...

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15 Apr 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 cannot be used.

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15 Oct 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 and is the leading cause of haystack fires in...

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15 Oct 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 reactions can begin, possibly leading to haystack fires...

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15 Sep 2008

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

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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 infected. Seed health tests are currently available

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15 Mar 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 cereal species.
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15 Feb 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 original rust mutated, and a number of pathotypes...

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15 Dec 2007

Septoria tritici blotch (STB) is an important stubble borne foliar disease of wheat in Victoria, Australia. This disease has increased in importance in the high rainfall cropping regions during the last five years, even though it has been well controlled in Victoria for the last 30 years through...

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15 Jul 2007

Scabby mouth (contagious ecthyma, orf) is a highly contagious, viral disease of sheep, goats and occasionally humans. It occurs throughout Victoria. This disease is a potential problem of live sheep exports due to the close confinement of animals and the feeding of sheep with pellets and hay...

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15 Jul 2007

The keeping of backyard poultry gives great enjoyment to many people. As more people in Victoria purchase small acreages, poultry ownership is becoming a popular and economically beneficial pastime. The production of fresh eggs and meat for human consumption, plus the enjoyment they give as pets...

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15 Jul 2007

Blue oat mites (BOM) (Penthaleus spp.) are species of earth mites which are major agricultural pests of southern Australia and other parts of the world, attacking various pasture, vegetable and crop plants. BOM were introduced from Europe and

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15 Apr 2007

Scald is a common foliar disease in Victorian barley crops as the majority of current varieties are susceptible. Scald severity varies greatly from crop to crop depending on variety resistance, paddock history and local climate. Scald is more

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15 Jan 2007

Meat consumers today prefer lean meat. Butchers need consistent products that always meet specification. Goats can produce lean mean but it is a common myth that goats are always lean. This myth is based on observations made on dairy type goats and on poorly fed goats. Australian goat meat...

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15 Jan 2007

This Agriculture Note provides details of general and technical references in Australian goat production. The Department provides some technical Agriculture Notes on goat production. There are also other general publications on goat production, some of which are listed below. For many inquiries...

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15 Jan 2007

This Agriculture Note provides practical information about managing breeding goats on commercial farms. It discusses management practices that affect reproductive performance, fertility and mating during autumn. Where possible, examples of reproductive performance from goats farmed in Victoria...

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15 Jan 2007

Cashmere is a luxury fibre regarded as being softer and more comfortable than other apparel fibres.

Cashmere is rare. Total cashmere production represents less than 0.01% of the textile market.

Processed cashmere is expensive. Specialised skills and equipment are required for...

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15 Jan 2007

Commercial marketing of meat goats involves identifying the market, correct husbandry and nutritional management, proper assessment of goats suitable for marketing and the correct preparation of goats prior to dispatch to the market.

This article discusses the correct preparation of meat...

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