General advice for fruit and vegetable growers
Listed below are links to general information and advice publications for commercial fruit and vegetable growers in the Northern Territory (NT).
They have been written by government experts to reflect the range of conditions found across the NT, and are not specific to a single crop or product. They provide general information that may be helpful to growers.
General agricultural advice
- How to grow vegetables in the Top End – a vegetable growing manual
- Northern Territory Horticultural Produce Monitoring Program 2010
- Vegetable availability and storage conditions
- Vegetable seedlings in containers
- Vegetable sowing calendars:
- Fruit availability and storage
- Spray drift buffers - selecting plants for buffers and windbreaks in the Top End of the NT
- Grafting fruit trees
- Preparation and setting up of air blast sprayers
- Establishing an orchard
- Soil solarisation .
Market gardens and hobby farms
There are many small market gardens and hobby farms in the NT.
Read the publications listed below for more information:
Vegetable field guide to pests and diseases
Correctly identifying pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders helps to minimise crop damage and assists with choosing management options.
Read the vegetable field guide for detailed information to help you identify pest and disease symptoms in the field. It includes information about insect life cycles and biology, monitoring and pest management.
To get a Vietnamese version of the manual go to the website of Territory Natural Resource Management.
You can order a free printed copy of the guide by contacting the entomology division.
Last updated: 02 August 2017