Key diseases found in ornamental crops, information on how they develop and spread. Contains a directory of diseases, identification methods and management.
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.
The majority of Australian grown wildflowers are exported. All countries have controls, regulations and inspections of fresh plant materials transported into their territory. The United States Department of Agriculture inspects flowers exported from Australia into USA, and any shipments found to … Continued
For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
This publication focuses on sustainable production of cut flowers. It is not meant as a primer for inexperienced growers, but rather as a complementary piece of information that concentrates on sustainable production techniques. Some of the topics covered include integrated pest management, … Continued