Watch for botrytis

Watch for botrytis

With the wet Winter and Spring that more than half of Australia received, and the warnings of a potentially wetter-than-normal summer, the threat of Botrytis becomes a real one to anyone growing. What is it? Botrytis refers to several species … Continued
pH Correction

pH Correction

To correct pH either acid (pH lower) or alkali (pH raise) is added to the nutrient solution. The acid or alkali should be diluted before addition to the solution to prevent a localised chemical reaction from occurring as it enters … Continued
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
Lilies are very toxic to cats

Lilies are very toxic to cats

The Australian Flower Council (AFC) has received an enquiry from a concerned pet owner about the effects of lilies on cats. After an anxious few days and an expensive series of veterinary treatments, her pet is now doing well after … Continued