Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Bract browning of waratahs reduces their market value and export potential as a cut flower crop. Many environmental factors such as light, water stress and localised calcium deficiency have been implicated in the  development of bract browning. Potted waratahs of cultivars ‘Olympic Flame’ … Continued
Improved on-farm management of Waratah bud and stem borer

Improved on-farm management of Waratah bud and stem borer

Waratah bud and stem borer causes serious damage to commercially cultivated Waratah bushes (Telopea speciosissima). The larval stage of the insect generally bores into the buds and stems of the plant. Eggs are laid at the axillary region where the … Continued