Smoke Germination of Australian Plants

Smoke Germination of Australian Plants

The discovery that smoke plays a critical role in germinating seeds of Australian native species has opened up new opportunities for restoring, managing and growing our native plants. This publication details the development and application of smoke for nursery propagation with opportunities for … Continued
The Australian Flower Industry Magazine

The Australian Flower Industry Magazine

The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasized, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
Australian cut flower best bets program

Australian cut flower best bets program

The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

When myrtle rust was first detected, a response was initiated to eradicate myrtle rust. The  response was unsuccessful because myrtle rust spores are very easily dispersed by wind. In December 2010 eradication efforts were abandoned and transitioned to management.
Nutritional Monitoring Series – Dahlias

Nutritional Monitoring Series – Dahlias

Providing dahlias with low to moderate fertility ranging 100 to 200 ppm N and maintaining a substrate pH of 5.8 to 6.2 will prevent most nutritional disorders.
Irrigation Management using Tensiometers

Irrigation Management using Tensiometers

What is a Tensiometer? A tensiometer is a soil moisture measurement tool that can assist growers with irrigation scheduling. It consists of a sealed tube filled with water, a porous ceramic tip and a vacuum gauge.
Checking an existing fertiliser program

Checking an existing fertiliser program

The 20% test — One way of simultaneously evaluating and fine-tuning a nutritional program is to compare the performance of plants receiving 20% or more and 20% less than the current fertiliser rate. The three treatments – current rate less … Continued