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Flowers for bees

One of Melbourne’s largest florists is behind a movement to encourage more people to grow bee-friendly plants and flowers in their home gardens while at the same time reducing the use of pesticides. By CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL
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Autumn Woes: Root Rots

In New Zealand, Pythium and Phytophthora are waterborne plant pathogens that can be devastating in the hydroponics, seedling and nursery industries when drought-breaking rains arrive, usually in the autumn. Industry consultant JOHN WHITE describes his professional experience and highlights his preferred water disinfection method.
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South-East Asia Sojourn

Dr MIKE NICHOLS is an inveterate traveller, attending horticulture conferences around the world as a speaker and journalist. In this article, he visits Singapore’s Sky Green project and conducts a training course in Thailand on aeroponics seed potato production.
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No place like home-grown

In the wake of the recent hepatitis A/frozen berry health scare, calls are growing for stricter controls on foreign food imports and more support for the local berry industry. By CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL
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Protected Cropping in the Tropics

Historically, growers in tropical Australia have been slow to embrace protected cropping techniques, mainly because temperatures and light levels are suitable for open field fruit and vegetable production. Many growers associate protected cropping to costly high-tech glasshouses with full environmental control, but that is not necessarily the case. In this article, Queensland researchers demonstrate...
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Farming the Future

With growing concerns around the long-term sustainability of traditional farming processes and methodology, one Australian ‘agripreneur’ has introduced a new technology and environmentally friendly platform that is making food cultivation more accessible, attractive and efficient for urban communities. By CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL
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LED Evaluation for Gerbera Production

LED lighting technology has seen remarkable growth in the horticulture industry since the development of high-brightness blue LEDs. This article reviews the latest research, the first study of its kind to investigate LED technology as supplemental assimilation lighting for the production of cut flowers. By STEVEN CARRUTHERS
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Fish Feed From Vegetable Waste

Australian consumers love fish and seafood with consumption doubling over the last 10 years, and expected to continue to grow. However, most aquaculture species are fed, at least in part, on fishmeal made from wild caught fish, which is not only unsustainable, but also a major factor limiting increased production. Meal made from insect...
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Blooming in the City

In the US, one company has teamed with a leading tech firm to develop innovative micro-farm modules to grow fresh produce in the heart of the city. By CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL
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The Right Media

When it comes to choosing the right hydroponic growing media, there are many factors to consider that are directly related to its physical characteristics. By Christine Brown-Paul
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