“Although the cyclone did wreak havoc it also gave opportunities to remove underperformers and reassess and replant the varieties best suited to our area. We also didn’t have to wash the plastic covers that year as they were all replaced.”

Flower growers can decrease water use and save on electricity costs with the help of irrigation monitoring equipment.

Geoff Choveaux from Roseburra Gardens at Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands in north Queensland said he saw the Enviroscan System at a field day hosted by the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. The association has purchased and installed the equipment on farms to demonstrate to growers how they can save water and get optimum growing results.

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