Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry

Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry

ISS-FEL-REPORT-B-SHANNON-Low-Res The aim of this Fellowship was to study the technologies of new and innovative water use efficiencies. Greenhouse automation techniques and technologies which have been developed at research and development facilities will be investigated to ascertain their uptake and implementation into … Continued
Fertigation Considerations

Fertigation Considerations

Fertigation Atherton Nov 2007 The process of applying water and fertilizers through an irrigation system. Advantages Accurately control nutrient supply to meet plant demand Well suited to small frequent applications (little and often) High fertilizer use efficiency Reduced leaching losses … Continued
Introduction to Irrigation Management – Drip (trickle) systems

Introduction to Irrigation Management – Drip (trickle) systems

evaluating-drip Irrigation using drippers is often considered the most efficient method in terms of both water use and labour, but, because it is more complex in design and management, a drip system must be designed, installed, managed and maintained correctly.
Floriculture News No.62

Floriculture News No.62

Nutrition and irrigation of waxflower Contents The latest from the Protea world …………………………………………………….. 3 Word from the editors ………………………………………………………………………………….. 4 Waxflower Nutrition and Benchmarking workshops/visits in SA and Vic/NSW …………. 4 Workshops on Nutrition and Benchmarking in Queensland ………………………………….. 4 … Continued
Irrigation design and installation

Irrigation design and installation

Correct irrigation design and installation is a key factor in establishing and maintaining a water efficient garden. A water efficient irrigation system must apply water uniformly to where it is required without wastage due to leakage, wind drift, drainage or excessive evaporation. An … Continued
Water for Profit – Tensiometers in Irrigation

Water for Profit – Tensiometers in Irrigation

A tensiometer is a closed water filled tube with a ceramic tip at one end and a vacuum gauge at the other. The ceramic tip acts like a plant root in that it can let water in and out. As the soil … Continued