Biosecurity, Pest & Disease
Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries 0.00 KB 12 downloadsBackground and general biology In general, adult whiteflies are small (about 1 mm...
Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology 0.00 KB 27 downloadsIn 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
Production & Management
Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 8 downloadsThis article discusses the results of energy audits conducted by NGIQ for the QFF...
Water & Irrigation
Introduction to Bottom Watering Irrigation Systems 729.99 KB 5 downloadsBottom watering systems work on the principle that water will move upward through...
Some Organic Growing Media Components and their Characteristics 0.00 KB 70 downloadsIn last week’s article we mentioned briefly that nurseries should have the correct...
Will any growing media suffice to grow the best plants possible? 0.00 KB 40 downloadsthe growing of plants there are fundamental aspects which need to be fulfilled to...
Growing Media Calculating Air Filled Porosity In-house 0.00 KB 50 downloadsWhy do you need to know the physical properties of your growing media?? Having visited...
Videos Podcasts & Webinars
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.