Understanding the molecular basis of pigment biosynthesis using native Calandrinia flowers as the model

Understanding the molecular basis of pigment biosynthesis using native Calandrinia flowers as the model

Development of novel plant varieties to increase demand and maintain market share is a major driver of global cutflower and potted plant markets. Only a narrow flower colour spectrum is available for some ornamental species, thereby limiting their market potential. … Continued
The story behind creating a great red

The story behind creating a great red

Undoubtedly the one of the most successful native flower crops of recent times has been the Albery’s Red selection of New SouthWales Christmas Bush, Ceratopetalum gummiferum. This superior form of Christmas Bush has found many fans among florists, consumers, growers … Continued
Light Brown Applemoth cause for concern

Light Brown Applemoth cause for concern

The Light BrownAppleMoth (Epiphyas postvittana, often abbreviated to LBAM) is a leafroller moth belonging to the lepidopteran family Tortricidae. The insect is regarded as an herbivorous generalist, and the larvae can consume horticultural crops inAustralia and New Zealand. Dr Kevin … Continued
Recycling leads to real water savings

Recycling leads to real water savings

In addition to irrigation scheduling, processes such as capturing water run-off, disinfestation, recycling and nutrient management are other key strategies that have been investigated as part of the Southeast Queensland Irrigation Futures (SEQ-IF) and Rural Water Use Efficiency (RWUE) projects.Readers … Continued