Pre-Season Maintenance

Pre-Season Maintenance

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.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

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
Case Study – Winning with Water at Rosemount

Case Study – Winning with Water at Rosemount

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.
Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook

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.
Artificial lighting: a change is coming

Artificial lighting: a change is coming

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
The Wonders of the Ladybird

The Wonders of the Ladybird

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
Watch for botrytis

Watch for botrytis

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
Nutrient monitoring project success story

Nutrient monitoring project success story

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