Understanding the nature of fire is crucial to applying appropriate farm and risk management techniques to protect your greenhouse or grow structure. Each growing activity should be considered in these structures. Fire is dependent on the presence of three elements; heat, oxygen … Continued
Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Energy Use Reduction 40% Estimated Payback Period 7.9 months
After discussing the results of the first assessment with Stuart, it was decided that flow rates could be increased by combining irrigation stations. During the following 12 months, Stuart trialled combinations of stations, and found that three stations could be run together, … Continued
Because of the global production system and marketplace, and the high perishability of cut flowers, air transport has been the transport system of choice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information on the factors that affect the postharvest life of cut … Continued
To discover the natural populations of Geraldton wax, to document these and to collect, propagate and evaluate samples in cultivation and then release to industry commercially useful clones.
One of the most common causes of poor vase life is drying out of the blooms. Another is that the more individual flowers that are open, the shorter the vase life.
This project was conducted to compliment industry development by testing selections in a wide range of environments and cultivation systems, many of which are outside the ‘traditional’ area for growing flannel flowers, the eastern seaboard of Australia.
The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product … Continued
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
Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued