Technical Library

Biosecurity, Pest & Disease

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Herbivorous mites A pest management plan for production nurseries 0.00 KB 20 downloads

The purpose of this pest management plan is to provide production nurseries with...
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Mealybugs A pest of a different scale 0.00 KB 23 downloads

Mealybugs are a specific type of scale insect from the family Pseudococcidae. They...
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Citrus longicorn beetle 0.00 KB 12 downloads

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available...
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Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp.): Ink disease 0.00 KB 57 downloads

The plant genus Anigozanthos consists of 11 different species which are endemic to...
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Designing an Efficient Pumping System 0.00 KB 2 downloads

When considering options for improving pump efficiency, the option of designing a...
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Cylindrocladium diseases of nursery plants 0.00 KB 6 downloads

Various species of the fungus Cylindrocladium cause a wide range of destructive diseases...
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Cycad Blue Butterfly A pretty name for an ugly problem 0.00 KB 11 downloads

Cycad blue butterfly, Theclinesthes onycha, is actually represented by two sub-species...
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A Changing & Variable Climate 0.00 KB 2 downloads

The Australian nursery and garden industry has a lead role to play in managing...
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The Australian Nursery & Garden Industry’s Policy Position on Climate Change and Variability Reducing the Pest Risk 0.00 KB 10 downloads

The industry is a significant user of post entry quarantine (PEQ) and ‘approved...
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Biosecurity – what is it and what does it mean to the nursery and garden industry? 0.00 KB 14 downloads

The Nursery and Garden Industry grows and supplies a vast range of plants to many different...

Production & Management

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Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 8 downloads

This article discusses the results of energy audits conducted by NGIQ for the QFF...
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Energy Savers Webinar 0.00 KB 9 downloads

This webinar is part of the QFF Energy Savers Plus Program Extension (ESPPE) funded...
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Growing Bed Design and Installation 451.55 KB 16 downloads

Constructing production growing beds to the standard recognised and encouraged under...
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Disinfestation of Nursery Equipment and Surfaces 427.81 KB 21 downloads

Disinfestation of the various equipment and surfaces used in a production nursery...
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Understanding and Managing Power Factor 525.09 KB 9 downloads

Power factor is the way electricity providers measure how efficiently electricity...
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BMP Growing Benches 0.00 KB 39 downloads

Constructing growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged under the...
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BMP Growing Beds 0.00 KB 30 downloads

Constructing growing beds to the standard recognised and encouraged under the nursery...
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Production Potting 0.00 KB 49 downloads

The potting operation is a major component of most production nursery operations....
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Work Flow Efficiency 0.00 KB 28 downloads

To achieve maximum efficiency within a potting operation, and to minimise production...
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Weed Management 0.00 KB 34 downloads

Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental, and social impacts....

Water & Irrigation

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Waterwork Irrigation Scheduling Webinar 0.00 KB 10 downloads

In this webinar you’ll learn about: plant water use, the link between nutrient...
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Introduction to Bottom Watering Irrigation Systems 729.99 KB 5 downloads

Bottom watering systems work on the principle that water will move upward through...
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iPLANT Plant Water Use Database 1.03 MB 38 downloads

This tool allows the user to develop a list of plants and their relative water use...
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Installing Irrigation Control Systems 488.03 KB 16 downloads

Once an appropriate irrigation controller has been selected, the controller and system...
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Managing Drought in Plant Nurseries Workshop 0.00 KB 13 downloads

The best time to prepare for a drought is before the event. In this workshop presentation...
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Water Management in Production Nurseries 1.54 MB 27 downloads

Water availability has not been a major concern to the nursery industry until recently....
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Selecting Filtration Systems 933.39 KB 9 downloads

Choosing appropriate filtration equipment for an irrigation system can be a complex...
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Irrigation Scheduling in Production Nurseries 626.02 KB 20 downloads

The management of irrigation in production nurseries has a direct impact on plant...
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Filtration System Design 625.15 KB 6 downloads

Filtration is a critical component of an efficient nursery irrigation system. The...
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Energy Efficiency in Nursery Pumping 0.00 KB 11 downloads

This webinar gives an insight into pump efficiency and setting up efficient pumping...

Growing Media

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Calibrating Meters 0.00 KB 72 downloads

pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used...
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Coir Video 0.00 KB 68 downloads

Coir, coir fibre pith or coconut fibre is a one hundred percent natural, sustainable...
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Growing Media Air Filled Porosity Testing 0.00 KB 311 downloads

Plant roots require air as well as water to remain healthy. The amount of air held...
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Growing Media Water Holding Capacity Testing 0.00 KB 160 downloads

Knowing the amount of water held within a growing media, referred to as Water Holding...
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Growing Media pH and EC Testing 0.00 KB 192 downloads

Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your growing media can help you...
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Growing Media Wettability Testing 0.00 KB 74 downloads

The ability of a growing media to take up water effectively once it has dried out...
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Growing Media Water Holding Capacity & Wettability Testing 0.00 KB 142 downloads

The Water Holding Capacity (WHC) of a growing media measures the amount of water...
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Water Retention Efficiency of Growing Media 0.00 KB 67 downloads

Water retention efficiency (WRE) is a measure of the ability of a growing media to...
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Growing Media Physical Properties: 0.00 KB 203 downloads

Air filled porosity (AFP), water holding capacity (WHC), bulk density, shrinkage,...
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Growing Media pH and EC Testing: Method (for soil-less growing media) 0.00 KB 90 downloads

The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the growing media, while EC (electrical conductivity)...

Case Studies

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Irrigation Upgrade 0.00 KB 12 downloads

Carbrook Nursery is situated on 4.4 hectares of land at Fischer Road at...
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Irrigation Scheduling 0.00 KB 11 downloads

Birdwood Nursery is located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast at Woombye...
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Irrigation System Upgrade 0.00 KB 9 downloads

Logans Nursery is an established tree and shrub nursery located on Brisbane’s...
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Ground Water Storage 0.00 KB 7 downloads

Tingalpa Wholesale Nursery is situated on 25 acres at Sunnydene Road Capalaba...
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Bottom up Irrigation 0.00 KB 10 downloads

In 1976 Don and Daphne established Heatons Wholesale Fern Nursery at Nambour on Queensland’s...

Fact Sheets

    Videos Podcasts & Webinars

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    Waterworth's Nursery Podcast Listen On-Line

    In this podcast Josh Waterworth from Waterworth’s Nursery, situated near Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast talks about the history of Waterworth’s Nursery, their journey with upgrading their irrigation system and propagation facilities, their latest developments and future plans, particularly around water use efficiency.

     

    [audio mp3="https://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/Waterworths-Nursery-Podcast.mp3"][/audio]

     

     

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    Waterwork Irrigation Scheduling Webinar

    In this webinar you’ll learn about: plant water use, the link between nutrient and water management, how plant water use varies in different nursery environments, how water is held in growing media, how to schedule irrigation systems to match plant water use, how to measure plant water use, how to measure leachate volumes.

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    Energy Savers Webinar

    This webinar is part of the QFF Energy Savers Plus Program Extension (ESPPE) funded by the Queensland Government. It presents a brief overview of the findings across the whole program, with guest host, David Hunt from NGIQ, presenting an overview of the Nursery industry and findings from recent energy audits. David further discusses in detail propagation heating system types and discusses options to increase energy efficiency while reducing the costs of heating systems

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    Managing Drought in Plant Nurseries Workshop

    The best time to prepare for a drought is before the event. In this workshop presentation we’ll give you information on some of the things you should consider when managing droughts that are affecting your business. Kerry Battersby Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) - Drought risk management - 00:01:45. Erik Schmidt Center for Agricultural Engineering (CAE) – Evaporation mitigation - 00:27:10. Ben Walsh - BioRemedy – Managing water quality in water storages - 01:08:40.

     

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    Flourish Plants Podcast Listen On-Line

    Flourish Plants are a well-known production nursery in North Queensland who produce a wide range of stock from seedlings to ornamental landscape lines. In this podcast Elaine Duncan talks about the history of Flourish Plants, their latest nursery developments and their future plans, particularly water use efficiency.

    [audio mp3="https://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/Flourish-Plants-Podcast.mp3"][/audio]

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    Energy Efficiency in Nursery Pumping

    This webinar gives an insight into pump efficiency and setting up efficient pumping systems in production nurseries so you can ask appropriate questions and understand what an irrigation specialist is telling you.

     

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    Advisor Accessible Nursery Information Sources

    This webinar is the second in a two part series, showing the range of technical resources available to the Nursery Industry through advisors, and how the resources are used.

    https://youtu.be/8zqRc0TfkUA

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    Big Leaf Nursery Podcast Part 2 Listen on-line

    Big Leaf Wholesale Nurseries is located at North Arm on the Sunshine Coast, and is operated by Kieran Studders and Greg and Jackie Phillpott, with a staff of 10. In this second podcast Kieran shares his experiences with moving the nursery to another site, and the improvements that have been made in irrigation and production efficiency.

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    Grower Accessible Information Sources Webinar

    Over a period in excess of 25 years there have been a range of resources developed by the Nursery and Garden Industry that can be used to help production nurseries improve water use efficiency. Some of these resources are freely available to the industry, either as internet downloads or hard copy resources, while others are only available through industry technical officers. This webinar, the first of a two part series, will show you the range of available grower resources and how they can be accessed.

    https://youtu.be/UIL_wHjg904

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    Big Leaf Nursery Podcast Part 1 - Listen on-line

    Big Leaf Wholesale Nurseries is located at North Arm on the Sunshine Coast, and is operated by Kieran Studders and Greg and Jackie Phillpott, with a staff of 10. In the first of two podcasts Kieran shares his experiences with moving the nursery to another site, and the improvements that have been made in irrigation and production efficiency.

     

    https://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/Big-Leaf-Wholesale-Nursery-Part-1.mp3