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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Mycorrhizal and trichodermal associations in nursery plant production 0.00 KB 16 downloads

The beneficial interactions between fungi and plants roots are called mycorrhizal associations....
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Mitigating Frost Damage in Nursery Production 0.00 KB 6 downloads

Frost damage to nursery crops across Australia is a continuing issue with recent frosting...
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Hygiene in the nursery 0.00 KB 24 downloads

If you thought all disinfectants were the same and worked instantly, you had better...
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Hygiene in plant propagation 0.00 KB 39 downloads

Many production nurseries fail to regularly review hygiene standards and as...
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Hygiene and sanitation of working surfaces 0.00 KB 15 downloads

General nursery hygiene procedures in the past have been based on information derived...
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BMP Growing Area Construction 0.00 KB 19 downloads

When setting up a growing area, the way the beds are constructed has a great bearing...
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NIASA Greenlife Market Accreditation 0.00 KB 8 downloads

‘Greenlife Markets’, commonly referred to as wholesale plant markets, are...
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Greenhouse Design 0.00 KB 27 downloads

The basic function of a greenhouse is to provide more uniform and reliable plant...
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OPERATING UNDER THE NURSERY PRODUCTION FARM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 0.00 KB 19 downloads

Tropical Exotics nursery is located at Ningi north of Brisbane and is owned by...
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Fertigation – providing fertiliser application through the irrigation system 0.00 KB 12 downloads

Fertigation is the application of dissolved fertilisers to nursery crops through...

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 for Container Production 1.23 MB 38 downloads

An understanding of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of a growing...
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Calibrating Meters 0.00 KB 96 downloads

pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used...
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Coir Video 0.00 KB 93 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 374 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 216 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 227 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 100 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 200 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 99 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 260 downloads

Air filled porosity (AFP), water holding capacity (WHC), bulk density, shrinkage,...

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