“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.”
The University of Queensland’s Centre for Native Floriculture is continuing its examination of the causes of the browning in Backhousia.
The use of a new group of chemical attractants to aid early identification of thrips infestations in greenhouse crops is the goal of research being undertaken by an international science collaboration.
The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale … Continued