AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale … Continued
FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

FAQI Case study – Designing an efficient irrigation system Part 1

Kely messages: • All good irrigation design starts at the end. • First, calculate the maximum amount of water that needs to be applied. • Then, decide on the time period within which the water needs to be applied. • Make allowances … Continued
Best practice irrigation for better cropping

Best practice irrigation for better cropping

Irrigation scheduling is about matching the duration of an irrigation event to plant needs, taking into account the factors of plant growth phase, rainfall and climate as well as the infiltration rate of the soil or growing medium.
Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

The report describes biochemical, tissue type and temporal (time) nature of scent (volatiles) emissions from native Australian Ptilotus nobilis Passion and Purity flowers. It also reports on the desirability of Ptilotus nobilis Passion scent to consumers who may perceive fragrance as a … Continued
Managing fungus gnats in cut flower crops

Managing fungus gnats in cut flower crops

First in a two part series on the management of fungus gnats.  This article will focus on their biology and the cultural practices which can be used to reduce their populations.
Get involved in industry associations

Get involved in industry associations

In many industries, becoming a member of the peak body can give your business credibility, as your membership proves to customers that you are professional and involved in improving your own business and the wider industry.