Technical Library

Biosecurity, Pest & Disease

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Disinfestation of Nursery Equipment and Surfaces 427.81 KB 50 downloads

Disinfestation of the various equipment and surfaces used in a production nursery...
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Sudden oak death 0.00 KB 15 downloads

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available...
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Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries 0.00 KB 56 downloads

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on destructive soilborne fungal...
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Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries 0.00 KB 22 downloads

Background and general biology In general, adult whiteflies are small (about 1 mm...
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Designing an Efficient Pumping System 0.00 KB 16 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 18 downloads

Various species of the fungus Cylindrocladium cause a wide range of destructive diseases...
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Water Weed Management 0.00 KB 18 downloads

Aquatic plants perform a number of beneficial functions in aquatic systems. They...
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Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology 0.00 KB 39 downloads

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
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Nematodes in nurseries 0.00 KB 18 downloads

Nematodes are a diverse group of microscopic, non-segmented round worms that are...
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Myrtle Rust (Uredo rangelii) Management Plan 0.00 KB 34 downloads

Myrtle rust (Uredo rangelii) has the potential to infect all myrtaceous plants in...

Production & Management

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Growing Bench Design and Installation 315.98 KB 14 downloads

Constructing production nursery growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged...
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Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 24 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 24 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 40 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 50 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 15 downloads

Power factor is the way electricity providers measure how efficiently electricity...
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BMP Growing Benches 0.00 KB 52 downloads

Constructing growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged under the...
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BMP Growing Beds 0.00 KB 44 downloads

Constructing growing beds to the standard recognised and encouraged under the nursery...
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Production Potting 0.00 KB 70 downloads

The potting operation is a major component of most production nursery operations....
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Work Flow Efficiency 0.00 KB 42 downloads

To achieve maximum efficiency within a potting operation, and to minimise production...

Water & Irrigation

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Disinfestation of Irrigation Water 678.31 KB 10 downloads

Production nurseries require a water supply that is reliable, low cost and of excellent...
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Selecting Nursery Sprinklers 1,008.20 KB 11 downloads

The process of selecting a sprinkler and establishing an irrigation system for a...
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Selecting Pumps for Nursery Production 812.52 KB 8 downloads

Nursery irrigation pumping can consume considerable amounts of energy and be a significant...
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Waterwork Nursery Irrigation System Design Webinar 0.00 KB 11 downloads

Efficient irrigation systems deliver real economic benefits to a nursery. The aim...
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NGIQ Dripper & Spray Stake Selection Tool 51.33 KB 35 downloads

This tool calculates the Mean Application Rate (MAR) and appropriateness of a drip...
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Fertigation in Production Nurseries 849.79 KB 13 downloads

Description: Fertigation is the application of dissolved fertilisers through an irrigation...
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Bottom Watering Irrigation Systems 1.32 MB 12 downloads

Bottom watering systems are the most water efficient method of nursery irrigation....
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Australis Plants: Improving Water & Pumping Efficiency 5.08 MB 6 downloads

Australis Plants is owned and operated by Greg O’Sullivan, and specializes in olive...
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Waterwork Irrigation Scheduling Webinar 0.00 KB 32 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 17 downloads

Bottom watering systems work on the principle that water will move upward through...

Growing Media

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Growing Media pH and EC Testing: Method (for soil-less growing media) 0.00 KB 124 downloads

The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the growing media, while EC (electrical conductivity)...
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Growing Media pH and EC Testing 0.00 KB 68 downloads

The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the growing media, while EC (electrical conductivity)...
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Media pH Management, Liming Rates 0.00 KB 47 downloads

Understanding pH management starts with your choice of growing media components,...
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Some Organic Growing Media Components and their Characteristics 0.00 KB 79 downloads

In last week’s article we mentioned briefly that nurseries should have the correct...
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Will any growing media suffice to grow the best plants possible? 0.00 KB 50 downloads

the growing of plants there are fundamental aspects which need to be fulfilled to...
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Growing Media Physical Properties 0.00 KB 91 downloads

An understanding of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of a growing...
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Growing media and Irrigation 0.00 KB 50 downloads

Nursery irrigation should be applied at a rate that matches the ability of the growing...
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Chemical Properties of Growing Media 0.00 KB 66 downloads

Last month’s article was concerned with the physical properties of growing media...
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Growing Media Calculating Air Filled Porosity In-house 0.00 KB 58 downloads

Why do you need to know the physical properties of your growing media?? Having visited...
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Growing Media Air Filled Porosity Testing 0.00 KB 74 downloads

The air filled porosity (AFP) of a growing media is the percentage of its volume...

Case Studies

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Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 24 downloads

This article discusses the results of energy audits conducted by NGIQ for the QFF...
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Mackay Natural Environment Centre Best Management Practice Sprinkler Layouts 6 MB 15 downloads

The Mackay Natural Environment Centre (MNEC), located in North Mackay, is one of...
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Managing Water Storages Water Quality Case Study 0.00 KB 39 downloads

This video describes how using a biological water clarifier was used to improve water...
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Fitzroy Nurseries Best Management Practice Growing Area Construction 0.00 KB 18 downloads

Fitzroy Nurseries is a third generation nursery located at Pink Lilly on the Fitzroy...
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Ibrox Park Nursery Water savings from irrigation scheduling 0.00 KB 24 downloads

Ibrox Park Nursery is located at Burbank in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, and...
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Water Use Efficiency 0.00 KB 23 downloads

Spring Creek Seedlings, a seedling production nursery supplying local vegetable growers,...
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Recycling Benefits 0.00 KB 14 downloads

Benaraby Junction Nursery, located near Gladstone, is a production nursery supplying...
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Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool 0.00 KB 17 downloads

The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool (PWBST) has been developed under...
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Nursery Production 0.00 KB 30 downloads

Tropical Exotics nursery is located at Ningi north of Brisbane and is owned by...
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Model for Best Practice 0.00 KB 29 downloads

Wallum Nursery is a wholesale Australian native plant nursery, specialising...

Fact Sheets

    Videos Podcasts & Webinars

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    Conducting a Catch Can Assessment

    An efficient irrigation system operating to industry best practice provides an opportunity to obtain real operational and economic benefits.

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    Water Testing

    Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your irrigation and drainage water can help you to grow better and more consistent crops. Testing procedures aren't difficult and can be done at minimal cost. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site pH and electrical