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Throw a vegie on the barbie

January 24, 2012

The Peak Industry Body representing Australia’s vegetable growers is reminding Australians not to give veggies the chop on Australia Day, with the community being urged to throw some locally grown vegetables onto their barbeques this Thursday. Read More »

Healthy Weight Week

January 23, 2012

This week is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week and AUSVEG is getting behind the initiative which aims to raise awareness about the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Read More »

Hydroponic fodder system

January 19, 2012

An Australian-designed hydroponic fodder production system, first-innovated by Victorian Peter Doyle, recently featured on UK television to a viewing audience of 9 million people. Adam Henson and the Countryfile team visited Howard Campion at H2O Farm. The system has an intensive 7-day cycle using the combination of a highly controlled environment with a specific nutrient formula to maximise fodder growth. See more at:

Greenhouse Technical Management for the Future Course

January 10, 2012

GOTAFE will present another short course to assist greenhouse growers in getting the best production out of their system and planning for the future. Presenters will be Graeme Smith (Graeme Smith Consulting) and Rick Donnan (Growool Horticultural Systems and regular contributor to Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses) Read More »

Watering advice in your pocket

January 1, 2012

Even growers have gardens, but this smart app may have wider applications. University of Melbourne researchers have launched a new iPhone app that factors in local rainfall information and plant type to help gardeners remember how much to water and when. The ‘SmartGardens’ app is free and is available at the iTunes store. The app was designed by Dr Jon Pearce from the Department of Information Systems with Dr Adrian Pearce from Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Read More »

IOBC Workshop

January 1, 2012

In September 2011 we made the long haul across the pond to England to attend an International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) workshop, specifically, a meeting of the Western Palaearctic Regional Section, Temperate Climate Working Group for Integrated Control in Protected Crops. This is a bit of a mouthful but distinguishes it from several other regional and crop- or pest-specific working groups under the auspices of the IOBC. Read More »

Philips ‘GreenPower’ Interlighting

January 1, 2012

Philips has introduced a new LED lighting concept – Philips GreenPower, specially designed for interlighting.

LED interlighting is the ideal energy-efficient solution for lighting in between the plants. The GreenPower LRD modules give off very little heat and so require no active cooling. They are simple to install in any new or existing greenhouse. The LED interlighting modules have LEDs on both sides, so they can light two rows of plants at once. Depending on the required light level, two or more modules can be positioned above one another. Read More »