Phytopythium is a relatively newly recognised genus closely related to Pythium and Phytophthora. These groups are not true fungi and commonly known as water moulds. Phytopythium is commonly found in production nurseries causing symptoms similar to Pythium, e.g. pre and post emergence damping off, lack of vigour, nutrient deficiency symptoms and root rot. Some species can cause dieback of woody nursery stock. More
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
The levy-funded project ‘Ensuring business continuity during biosecurity incursions – social and economic research learnings for the production nursery industry’ (NY18010) has concluded and the final report is now available by Hort Innovation.
The report provides a framework for the nursery industry with recommended actions to prepare for continuity of operations during a biosecurity incursion, with the aim of minimising social and economic impacts. More
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Launched in 2017 by The University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness: Masterclass in Horticultural Business seeks to equip current and future farm managers, owners and employers with the agribusiness skills and capabilities required to run profitable and sustainable farm businesses.
This year, the nursery industry has five scholarships on offer; each valued at $8,000 to help cover tuition costs.
There are many species of weeds that colonise production nurseries including broadleaf weeds, grasses, sedges and liverworts. Weeds reduce the rate of crop growth, crop saleability and spread pests down the supply chain. Weed management is most effectively achieved by using a combination of cultural, physical and chemical strategies to prevent weeds from establishing. More
Case Study Call Out: Have you made improvements to your nursery with the help of levy funded projects?
Wednesday, 20 January 2022
Have you modernised your business management through levy funded tools or resources? Have you adopted NIASA or BioSecure HACCP procedures after reading a case study? Or has your team turbo-charged their careers through levy-funded career development programs? We want to hear from you! More