Technical Library

Biosecurity, Pest & Disease

Icon

Disinfestation of Nursery Equipment and Surfaces 427.81 KB 39 downloads

Disinfestation of the various equipment and surfaces used in a production nursery...
Icon

Sudden oak death 0.00 KB 10 downloads

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available...
Icon

Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries 0.00 KB 49 downloads

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on destructive soilborne fungal...
Icon

Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries 0.00 KB 17 downloads

Background and general biology In general, adult whiteflies are small (about 1 mm...
Icon

Designing an Efficient Pumping System 0.00 KB 12 downloads

When considering options for improving pump efficiency, the option of designing a...
Icon

Cylindrocladium diseases of nursery plants 0.00 KB 13 downloads

Various species of the fungus Cylindrocladium cause a wide range of destructive diseases...
Icon

Water Weed Management 0.00 KB 14 downloads

Aquatic plants perform a number of beneficial functions in aquatic systems. They...
Icon

Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology 0.00 KB 35 downloads

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
Icon

Nematodes in nurseries 0.00 KB 13 downloads

Nematodes are a diverse group of microscopic, non-segmented round worms that are...
Icon

Myrtle Rust (Uredo rangelii) Management Plan 0.00 KB 26 downloads

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

Production & Management

Icon

Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 12 downloads

This article discusses the results of energy audits conducted by NGIQ for the QFF...
Icon

Energy Savers Webinar 0.00 KB 10 downloads

This webinar is part of the QFF Energy Savers Plus Program Extension (ESPPE) funded...
Icon

Growing Bed Design and Installation 451.55 KB 27 downloads

Constructing production growing beds to the standard recognised and encouraged under...
Icon

Disinfestation of Nursery Equipment and Surfaces 427.81 KB 39 downloads

Disinfestation of the various equipment and surfaces used in a production nursery...
Icon

Understanding and Managing Power Factor 525.09 KB 10 downloads

Power factor is the way electricity providers measure how efficiently electricity...
Icon

BMP Growing Benches 0.00 KB 44 downloads

Constructing growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged under the...
Icon

BMP Growing Beds 0.00 KB 34 downloads

Constructing growing beds to the standard recognised and encouraged under the nursery...
Icon

Production Potting 0.00 KB 63 downloads

The potting operation is a major component of most production nursery operations....
Icon

Work Flow Efficiency 0.00 KB 36 downloads

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

Weed Management 0.00 KB 38 downloads

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

Water & Irrigation

Icon

Waterwork Nursery Irrigation System Design Webinar 16.00 KB 0 downloads

Efficient irrigation systems deliver real economic benefits to a nursery. The aim...
Icon

NGIQ Dripper & Spray Stake Selection Tool 51.33 KB 26 downloads

This tool calculates the Mean Application Rate (MAR) and appropriateness of a drip...
Icon

Fertigation in Production Nurseries 838.79 KB 6 downloads

Description: Fertigation is the application of dissolved fertilisers through an irrigation...
Icon

Bottom Watering Irrigation Systems 1.32 MB 4 downloads

Bottom watering systems are the most water efficient method of nursery irrigation....
Icon

Australis Plants: Improving Water & Pumping Efficiency 5.08 MB 2 downloads

Australis Plants is owned and operated by Greg O’Sullivan, and specializes in olive...
Icon

Waterwork Irrigation Scheduling Webinar 0.00 KB 21 downloads

In this webinar you’ll learn about: plant water use, the link between nutrient...
Icon

Introduction to Bottom Watering Irrigation Systems 729.99 KB 12 downloads

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

iPLANT Plant Water Use Database 1.03 MB 47 downloads

This tool allows the user to develop a list of plants and their relative water use...
Icon

Installing Irrigation Control Systems 488.03 KB 20 downloads

Once an appropriate irrigation controller has been selected, the controller and system...
Icon

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...

Growing Media

Icon

Queensland Grow Me Instead Project 0.00 KB 4 downloads

The Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) has successfully applied for...

Case Studies

Icon

Energy Savers Program An overview of energy use and cost savings in nurseries 1.55 MB 12 downloads

This article discusses the results of energy audits conducted by NGIQ for the QFF...
Icon

Mackay Natural Environment Centre Best Management Practice Sprinkler Layouts 6 MB 11 downloads

The Mackay Natural Environment Centre (MNEC), located in North Mackay, is one of...
Icon

Managing Water Storages Water Quality Case Study 0.00 KB 31 downloads

This video describes how using a biological water clarifier was used to improve water...
Icon

Fitzroy Nurseries Best Management Practice Growing Area Construction 0.00 KB 14 downloads

Fitzroy Nurseries is a third generation nursery located at Pink Lilly on the Fitzroy...
Icon

Ibrox Park Nursery Water savings from irrigation scheduling 0.00 KB 19 downloads

Ibrox Park Nursery is located at Burbank in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, and...
Icon

Water Use Efficiency 0.00 KB 17 downloads

Spring Creek Seedlings, a seedling production nursery supplying local vegetable growers,...
Icon

Recycling Benefits 0.00 KB 9 downloads

Benaraby Junction Nursery, located near Gladstone, is a production nursery supplying...
Icon

Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool 0.00 KB 13 downloads

The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool (PWBST) has been developed under...
Icon

Nursery Production 0.00 KB 26 downloads

Tropical Exotics nursery is located at Ningi north of Brisbane and is owned by...
Icon

Model for Best Practice 0.00 KB 25 downloads

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

Fact Sheets

    Videos Podcasts & Webinars

    Icon

    Waterwork Nursery Irrigation System Design Webinar

    Efficient irrigation systems deliver real economic benefits to a nursery. The aim of any design is to apply enough water evenly to meet all plant needs in the time available. This webinar details the requirements for designing a nursery irrigation system to provide even water application, save money in capital and running costs, save water, and meet the management constraints necessary to run the nursery

    .https://youtu.be/gZHod7T8bU4

     

    Icon

    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]

     

     

    Icon

    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.

    Icon

    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

    Icon

    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.

     

    Icon

    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]

    Icon

    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.

     

    Icon

    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

    Icon

    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.

    Icon

    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