AFI – Solving Disinfestation Problems

AFI – Solving Disinfestation Problems

“Safer and effective disinfestation is our goal,” says insect expert Kees van Epenhuijsen. “We look for chemicals that will kill pests but have minimal effect on the people using them and the environment.”
Serious about farm safety

Serious about farm safety

Serious about farm safety will assist small to medium sized agricultural businesses to develop a system to manage health and safety risks around the property and other agricultural workplaces. Implementing a simple health and safety system will reduce the risk … Continued
Greenhouse Toolbox – Working at heights and managing the risk of falls

Greenhouse Toolbox – Working at heights and managing the risk of falls

Working at heights Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found in protected cropping environments by working on roofs, operating machinery for maintenance, and loading and unloading trucks.
Greenhouse Toolbox – Structural provisions and loading

Greenhouse Toolbox – Structural provisions and loading

Basic requirements There are many greenhouse design considerations undertaken by engineers. It’s important to have an understanding of these considerations to better plan, develop and operate your greenhouse so that it can safely support the specified loads.
Greenhouse Toolbox – Wind loads Structural provisions and loading

Greenhouse Toolbox – Wind loads Structural provisions and loading

Wind loads are covered by the AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 Structural Design Actions – Wind Actions. The objective of this Standard is to provide wind actions for use in the design of structures subject to wind action. This fact sheet provides an … Continued
Greenhouse Toolbox – Fire; access and egress

Greenhouse Toolbox – Fire; access and egress

Many greenhouses are relatively isolated from the nearest fire station and may  lack adequate water supply to fight structural fires. As protected cropping structures become larger and evolve from low technology greenhouses to medium or high technology greenhouses the risk of faults in equipment … Continued