Ben Peacock from The Republic of Everyone, which runs the 202020 Vision project, will present to several different audiences, delivering messages about the importance of urban green space, and providing information on tools being developed to help increase it. More
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Webinars are being held to help with the identification of the major pest mite groups likely to be encountered in a production nursery; and the steps to take once virus-like symptoms are identified to confirm if a virus is present.
The presenters will be Andrew Manners and John Duff, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), who collectively have over 45 years of experience in pest and disease management. More
If you’re part of the nursery and garden industry, and interested in taking the next step in your leadership journey, now is your opportunity.
The Green Industry Growing Leaders Program is now calling for applications, and is open to anyone in the nursery supply chain who’s interested in building leadership skills in their own life, own business, or in the industry. More
Similar to: Other wax scales
Description: Egg: Red, small, oval, laid in clumps under female scale body. Immatures: Crawlers pink and mobile. When they settle they lose their legs and secrete a white, waxy covering that later turns pink, resemble adult female. Adult: Female has a pink to red hard wax covering, which is smooth and globular in shape. There are two lobes on either side of the scale with a depression on top. Male tiny, winged and rarely seen.
Occurs mainly along the midribs of leaves and on young twigs. Feeding reduces plant vigour. Protected and tended by ants. Produces honeydew, encouraging sooty mould growth, which further reduces plant vigour.
Additional on-farm support is now available to production nurseries, greenlife markets and growing media manufacturers, with Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) appointing Tony Filippi to the new role of Biosecurity Certification Officer for the industry.
Mr Filippi starts the role on 20 March 2017, but will also attend the NGIA BioSecure HACCP Forum being held on 16 March at Boomaroo Nursery, south-west of Melbourne.
He brings extensive horticultural experience at a technical level, in overseeing production and compliance management systems, and providing grower extension services.
The role has been created to assist growers with on-farm biosecurity education, training, and system auditing, and to provide industry relevant information to support their biosecurity objectives. More
Healthy trees improve the liveability of urban landscapes and improve community wellbeing, and research is helping to ensure the quality of newly planted trees so they have a long and productive life.
The project Evaluation of nursery tree stock balance parameters (NY15001) involves collecting measurements from nurseries around the country to provide data backing for an industry standard known as AS2303: 2015 Tree Stock for Landscape Use.
The aim is to ensure the standard effectively covers the performance of trees across a variety of climatic conditions, species, container sizes and nursery practices, to provide certainty of quality back to the customer.
The work is being conducted by Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia using the research and development nursery levy and funds from the Australian Government. More