It seems some sort of poetic justice to use the extract from pyrethrum flowers to control insect and mite pests wanting to damage your flower crop. Natural pyrethrum has been used for centuries as an insecticide simply because it works. … Continued
Preventing the entry and spread of potentially damaging pests, diseases and weeds is critical to protect the future of the Australian cut flower and foliage industry. Australia is well known internationally for its strict approach to biosecurity. Our processes play … Continued
A new method for ridding harvested fruits and vegetables of insect pests and microorganisms, without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals like methyl bromide, has been developed by researchers at UC Davis.
For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
When myrtle rust was first detected, a response was initiated to eradicate myrtle rust. The response was unsuccessful because myrtle rust spores are very easily dispersed by wind. In December 2010 eradication efforts were abandoned and transitioned to management.
Cut flowers are a very ‘visual’ product. Consumers demand high quality, blemish free blooms and there is little tolerance for insect or disease damage. Therefore growers must focus on effective pest and disease management, including the use of pesticides. But … Continued
The cut flower and foliage industry has completed a project designed to indentify the chemical needs of the industry moving into the future. The project, Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis (code FL10002) was co funded by Horticulture … Continued
Key diseases found in ornamental crops, information on how they develop and spread. Contains a directory of diseases, identification methods and management.
Precautions to limit the spread of myrtle rust should be taken by people carrying out activities where there is potential to spread myrtle rust to vulnerable species or plant communities.
Management of powdery mildew is reliant on regular monitoring; powdery mildew epidemics can develop very quickly from low level of infection. The following practices will reduce the likelihood of severe outbreaks of powdery mildew.