Monitoring soil moisture fluctuations, weed control and productivity of the native cut flower NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum gummiferum) in under mulched and unmulched conditions has provided valuable information to support the adoption of mulching as a best management practice for sustainable in-ground flower … Continued
Saving water and energy has never been more important for flower growers. Faced with rising costs and limited natural resources, efficient water management is essential for every production business, as well as for the environment and the community.
Most flower growers are time poor but Andrew now appreciates the importance of making time to monitor the system regularly to ensure that benchmarks of pressure, flow rate and energy consumption are being met as a simple means to keep input costs down and maximise … Continued
The activity of the roots and the pH of the dripping-water are the important factors for sufficient nutrient uptake. Between a supply-Cf of 14 and 17 there won’t be any influence on the growth and quality. Only when the changes … Continued
to optimise the nutrient status in the root environment of gerbera plants grown in closed hydroponic systems, it is recommended to increase the relative K, P and Mn supply and correspondingly decrease that of Ca, Mg, and SO4, with reference to the ratios … Continued
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Case Study Highlights: Improved productivity of 50% Improvement in water and energy use 11.9%
31 Tips & Gardening Techniques
Irrigation scheduling is about matching the duration of an irrigation event to plant needs, taking into account the factors of plant growth phase, rainfall and climate as well as the infiltration rate of the soil or growing medium.