A biological water clarifier was added to a nursery water storage containing increasing levels of algae, plankton and surface floating weeds, leading to costly management and maintenance activities, crop production issues and an unpleasant odour. Water turbidity decreased, algal blooms had disappeared, and the previous unpleasant odour was no longer evident.
The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool has been developed to assist growers in Nursery Production obtain a better understanding of their irrigation scheduling options to improve on-farm water use efficiency.
This case study looks at Award Plants, a fast-growing production nursery located just off the Bruce Highway, north of Brisbane. The business is owned and operated by Marc and Selena Ward and is recognised for the production of quality flowering and perennial shrubs for the retail industry.