Biosecurity, Pest & Disease
Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries 0.00 KB 7 downloadsBackground and general biology In general, adult whiteflies are small (about 1 mm...
Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology 0.00 KB 17 downloadsIn 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
Production & Management
Water & Irrigation
Growing Media Water Holding Capacity & Wettability Testing 0.00 KB 90 downloadsThe Water Holding Capacity (WHC) of a growing media measures the amount of water...
Fitzroy Nurseries Best Management Practice Growing Area Construction 0.00 KB 7 downloadsFitzroy Nurseries is a third generation nursery located at Pink Lilly on the Fitzroy...
Ibrox Park Nursery Water savings from irrigation scheduling 0.00 KB 14 downloadsIbrox Park Nursery is located at Burbank in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, and...
Growing Media Air Filled Porosity Testing
Plant roots require air as well as water to remain healthy. The amount of air held within a growing media is referred to as Air filled porosity or AFP . Testing procedures for AFP aren't difficult and can be done at minimal cost with simple equipment built from readily available materials and a little bit of time. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site air filled porosity test on growing media.
Growing Media Water Holding Capacity Testing
Knowing the amount of water held within a growing media, referred to as Water Holding Capacity (WHC) of your growing media can help you manage irrigation scheduling more effectively and ensure plants have adequate moisture.
Growing Media pH and EC Testing
Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your growing media 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 conductivity
Growing Media Wettability Testing
The ability of a growing media to take up water effectively once it has dried out is critical to the growth of plants and the ability of the media to become wet again. This is known as wettability. Testing for wettability isn't difficult and can be done at minimal cost with some basic equipment
Best Management Practice Irrigation Layouts
An efficient irrigation system is designed to deliver the appropriate volume of water evenly, to meet all plant needs and in the time available.The irrigation system should apply water evenly across the cropping area, apply the correct volume of water often enough to meet plant demands and apply
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