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.
A brief overview of the Australian wildflower industry for your information.
Career opportunities in Lifestyle horticulture.
The outcome of this project is several new varieties of Scholtzia involucrata that have great potential as cut flowers as well as garden plants. Varieties can now be grown that provide growers with flowering plants from mid November through until at least … Continued
Growing conditions are important in determining flower and leaf quality. Quality is usually greatly improved by light shade, fertiliser and irrigation.
Thryptomene is an important filler product from the Myrtaceae family, to which waxflower belongs. It has similar postharvest handling requirements to waxflower.
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
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
It seems that the higher irrigation frequency improved the biomass production but did not affect the quality of harvested flowers and consequently increased the greenhouse water use efficiency.
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.