Being familiar with the normal growth of a crop is a “must” in knowing when there might be a disease or an environmental factor affecting the crop.
First in a two part series on the management of fungus gnats. This article will focus on their biology and the cultural practices which can be used to reduce their populations.
The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce western flower thrips (WFT) was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers … Continued
There is currently much concern in the industry regarding flower shipment rejections by the USA due to insect contaminations, with particular reference to thryptomene and waxflower from Australia. A workshop was held to determine strategies to reduce United States Department of Agriculture … Continued
Myrtle rust was first detected in Queensland in December 2010. It is a serious fungal disease and part of the eucalyptus/guava rust complex. This group of pathogens affects plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including Australian natives like bottle brush (Callistemon spp.), … Continued
Key diseases found in ornamental crops, information on how they develop and spread. Contains a directory of diseases, identification methods and management.