Five Misconceptions about Growing

Five Misconceptions about Growing

Addresses misconceptions involving mixes and substrates, misconceptions regarding the efficacy of chemicals, misconceptions about watering practices, misconceptions about controlled release fertilisers (CRFs) and, last but not least, misconceptions about water pH and its effect on soil pH.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo paws are marketed on both the domestic and overseas markets, especially Japan. Strong competition from lower-cost producers in Israel, Japan, the USA, South America and South Africa has reduced Australian market share. ‘Big Red’ is a tall cultivar, available early in the … Continued
Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

This study tour saw first-hand Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry.  Israel, Spain and the Netherlands were visited to assess specific areas of interest. – Design and application of new water efficient technologies (inground and hydroponic) – Identification and … Continued
Powdery Mildew – A myriad of nursery pathogens

Powdery Mildew – A myriad of nursery pathogens

Management of powdery mildew is reliant on regular monitoring; powdery mildew epidemics can develop very quickly from low level of infection. The following practices will reduce the likelihood of severe outbreaks of powdery mildew.