When we want a heart-warming gift, we often ‘say it with flowers’. After all, who doesn’t like the look and smell of freshly cut flowers? Who dares not to love them? Beneath the obvious physical attraction of flowers, as a … Continued
Cape Flora Estate is the home of a large variety of South African proteaceous and Australian native plants in the beautiful Quindalup region of South Western Australia. Pam and Tony Small have farmed Cape Flora Estate for the last fifteen … Continued
A new RIRDC document ‘Access to pesticides – An explanation for minor industries’ is now available and contains: Sources of the latest pesticide registrations and permits. Information on the APVMA Minor-use Permit System as an avenue for farmers/industries to access … Continued
The final report summarises the Cost & Profit Calculator for Cut Flower Growers project for Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and others, including future funding recipients.Unique activities undertaken by this project are emphasised, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the … Continued
Safety measures for a multi purpose adhesive
Growers can control the greenhouse climate including light levels, temperature and humidity. These variables can impact plant quality, yield and the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Diffuse light through cladding and membranes plays an important role in increased and uniform productivity.
Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Annual Energy Cost Reduction: 83% Irrigation Pump Energy Efficiency Improvement: 47% Estimated Payback Period: 21 days
Greenhouse Environment Control Considerations provides an introduction to the many options available in greenhouse controls. This document was prepared by NGMA members to familiarize you with the control technology available from our members, and assist in understanding the value of environment controls … Continued
Data from Pink Ice harvest totals from a local dry land flower grower and rainfall totals from the Bureau of Meteorology were collected to determine any relationships between rainfall totals and harvestable stems.
The pumps used for irrigation systems on flower farms are powered either by electric or diesel motors and often run for long periods of time. The motor supplying power to the shaft of the pump must match the pump requirements … Continued