Want to use less power to pump your water?

Want to use less power to pump your water?

As with all machinery, pumping systems will decline in efficiency over time, either due to abnormal operating conditions, or through normal wear and tear. To keep the system functioning at peak efficiency it’s important to monitor pumping performance on a regular basis, but it … Continued
Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

This manual is designed to assist you in protecting your property and the nursery production industry from new and invasive pests. By implementing the recommended measures in your day-to-day operations, you will improve your own biosecurity and that of your region, while minimising … Continued
Case Study -Improving irrigation system energy efficiency in inground foliage production

Case Study -Improving irrigation system energy efficiency in inground foliage production

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
Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

Case Study -Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Tropical Blooms

The first step in the assessment process was to determine the efficiency of the pump. This was  achieved by conducting a pump assessment where operating pressure, flow rates and electricity consumption were measured. During this assessment, recirculation cavitation noise was  apparent, and from the … Continued
Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

This plan is principally designed for decision makers. It provides the cut flower industry and governments with a mechanism to identify exotic plant pests, as well as to address the strengths and weaknesses in relation to the industry’s current biosecurity … Continued
Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

Figuring out the proper time to harvest flowers and what to do with them post-harvest to ensure maximum vase life can seem pretty confusing at first. It really is a science unto itself. If you cut too soon, some blooms will wilt or … Continued
Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland

Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland

The RADS program had a strong technology focus and information generated aimed to: • Identify and test component tools and technology that improve water management strategies. • Assess the effect of precision irrigation on crop response and system performance. • Introduce … Continued