AFI Iss42 Page 32-33 – Victorian Bulb Grower Seventeen years on from its first planting, Sunny Hill Flowers based at Silvan in Victoria, continues to produce premium bulb-based lily and iris flowers thanks to the direction of grower Rob de Wit and … Continued
best-practice-water-management The information provided within these “Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management” is an example of such a collaborative approach, where suppliers have come together to pool their knowledge and experience, offering advice to help facilitate improved environmental performance in the … Continued
factsheet10-do-not-leave-crop-debris-lying-about-greenhouse Piles of crop debris and discarded fruit left after pruning or harvesting your crop are a big source of pests and diseases.
Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is known for being an efficient vector of several Tospoviruses and a persistent problem in greenhouse operations where production occurs year-round. There are several other thrips that can also be problematic on ornamentals and in different production … Continued
Health and safety is good business. A commitment to health and safety is one of the best ways for a nursery or greenhouse business to protect its greatest resource — its people.
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.
Insect and mite pests of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops are primarily suppressed with pesticides, in this case insecticides and miticides. However, many insect (and even mite) pests possess the inherent ability to evolve (or adapt) to various human disturbance factors such … Continued
Greenhouse Environment Control Considerations provides an introduction to the many options available in greenhouse controls. This document was prepared by NGMA members to familiarize you with the control technology available from our members, and assist in understanding the value of environment controls … Continued
The main potential disasters facing greenhouse growers in Australia include catastrophic fire, high winds, storms and hail. The most effective way to manage risk relating to these potential disasters is the emergency management spectrum, which includes prevent, prepare, respond and recover.
Growers can control the greenhouse climate including light levels, temperature and humidity. These variables can impact plant quality, yield and the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Diffuse light through cladding and membranes plays an important role in increased and uniform productivity.