Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disease may mean for New Zealand.Read More »
Australia’s nursery industry has unveiled a new-look national consumer campaign encouraging Australians to increase the ‘plant-life balance’ in their homes, their workplaces and their communities.Read More »
Shanna Hickling has become only the third woman in thirteen years to win horticulture’s top Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award 2017.Read More »
Grower News is the online news source servicing Australasian and South Pacific Horticulture. Grower News presents horticultural news and events, classifieds, and situations vacant as an easy to navigate on-line source of industry-relevant information. Grower News is an on-line Horticulture magazine for horticulturists. The views and claims made as part of site content or on links are those of the submitters or authors and not necessarily representative of or endorsed by the publisher.
The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found for the first time in the Auckland region.
Sweet potato growers in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and in the fertile farmlands of Australia might seem to be worlds apart. However, they share an intense interest in a common enemy: plant viruses.
New wheat varieties with improved resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) are on the horizon, after a scientific boost from the new draft wheat genome.
The average Australian vegetable farm is making more money and earning higher prices for its produce, but cash costs are continuing to rise across the board, with the vegetable industry’s peak body warning many smaller growers are struggling to stay competitive in an increasingly consolidated industry.