Organic greenhouse vegetable production is regularly practiced by certified organic farmers and market gardeners, and has potential for wider adaptation by established greenhouse operators and entry level growers as a niche market or sustainable method of production. This publication focuses on organic methods of greenhouse vegetable production, and it is supplemented with a listing of greenhouse resources.
Spinach is a generic term for certain vegetables which are grown, cooked and consumed for the high content of minerals and vitamins in their leaves. The term spinach may refer to plants from five different families, including English or common spinach (Spinacia oleracea), silverbeet or Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris), French spinach or orach (Atriplex hortensis), New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia expansa), Chinese spinach (Amaranthus gangeticus), water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) and Indianspinach (Basella rubra).
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In New South Wales avocados are grown in the coastal areas north of Gosford with some plantings in the irrigation areas along the lower Murray River. The principal soils are basaltic clay loams on the coast and deep sands at Stuarts Point and on the Murray.
The main cultivar is Hass. It is grafted on seedling rootstocks derived from non-edible avocados of the Mexican or Guatemalan botanical races. Fuerte and Sharwil, once popular varieties, are now on the decline. Lamb Hass, a new variety, is being planted in some areas. Fruit are harvested from April to December.
This guide for organic blueberry production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. The guide is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each section relevant to the others.
Kiwifruit production is one of the nation’s newest and fastest-developing agricultural industries, most of which is located in the California Central Valley. California production has developed as a consequence of the phenomenal suc- cess earlier scored by New Zealand pio- neers who developed the first kiwifruit industry outside of the fruit’s native home, China.