The new Voluntary Code of Conduct by Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, will be a turning point in grower–supermarket relationships; but only if it has legislative teeth. Read More »
I will concentrate for the next few issues on covering some of the fundamentals of hydroponics. This is the second part on how to manage EC. I have added charts to this answer to illustrate some points I made in Part 1. Read More »
In backyards, business spaces and community centres across Sydney, hobbyists and professional growers alike are increasingly turning to aquaponics as an alternative, relatively low-cost method for producing food in an urban environment.
By CHRISTINE BROWN-PAUL Read More »
Making its debut at Asia Fruit Logistica 2013, the F-900 portable ethylene gas analyser has put ethylene sensing into the hands of growers, packers and distributors. The F-900 provides accurate real-time measurement of ethylene gas concentrations, in a compact package suitable for controlled atmosphere and laboratory use. Read More »
There is considerable interest worldwide in the ‘sustainability’ that aquaponics (the growing of fish and a horticultural crop in the same system), appears to offer in terms of food production, but the actual science behind aquaponics is extremely limited. Much of this interest appears to be emotive, rather than factual, and the purpose of this article is to attempt to clarify where aquaponics can be scientifically proven.
By MIKE NICHOLS Read More »
In Australia, the bushfire season has arrived early with devastating property losses across New South Wales. It’s a miracle casualties and property losses were not higher, but for improved bushfire warnings, pre-determined evacuation plans, and the State Rural Fire Service, whose volunteer firefighters are among the best in the world. Weather experts say Australia is headed for another record hot year, even if temperatures are average for the remainder of 2013, which is unlikely. Read More »