Greenhouse owners and managers should work in close co-operation with their staff to ensure that all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and environmental control equipment have been serviced and are ready for use once spring production is in full swing.
Pisa’ is a very versatile Leucadendron developed in NZ. Willowy stems bear many short side branches, each densely covered with whorls of silvery green, slightly twisted leaves and terminating in a flower head featuring yellow to lime-yellow bracts (botanically these are involucre leaves rather … Continued
Conference Program and Agenda.
Saving water and energy has never been more important for flower growers. Faced with rising costs and limited natural resources, efficient water management is essential for every production business, as well as for the environment and the community.
This Handbook is an analysis that combines all available data on production, international trade, processing volumes and fresh market distribution in order to produce statistics on 75 horticultural categories over the year ending 30 June 2016.
This strategy outlines opportunities for the Queensland ICT sector to increase its market in, and collaboration with the Queensland Cut Flower and Foliage Industry. The strategy will help to boost the productivity of the Flower and Foliage Industry through increased … Continued
Phase-out of incandescent bulbs The Australian Government has announced that it will completely eliminate the use of incandescent bulbs over the next five years as part of new emissions laws to reduce Australia’s carbon footprint. If you currently use incandescent … Continued
Did you know that there are over 300 species of ladybird beetles from Australia and there are more than 5200 worldwide? These tiny creatures have brought significant changes to the horticultural industries as part of integrated pest management (IPM) systems … Continued
With the wet Winter and Spring that more than half of Australia received, and the warnings of a potentially wetter-than-normal summer, the threat of Botrytis becomes a real one to anyone growing. What is it? Botrytis refers to several species … Continued
The nutrient monitoring project for hydroponic growers, funded by South East Queensland catchments and the Flower Association of Queensland Inc., aimed to gather information to assist growers to fine tune growing practices. Hydroponic flower growers were invited to participate by … Continued