Plant & Food

Your first flowering Fail n opsis: but not your last (Potted Phalaenopsis) tips

With Christmas approaching, a lot of potted flowering Phalaenopsis will be offered as gifts. Here’s how to look after them. You have your first flowering Phally. So many emotions when you get your first orchid, especially if it’s a gift. So beautiful. “It’s gonna die,” you think. But it won’t. […]

Tomato waste at rotten levels: USC study

Tomato waste at rotten levels: USC study

Supermarket demands for premium, unblemished fruit and vegetables are contributing to alarming waste in Queensland’s tomato growing industry, according to a University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) study. Researchers followed two supply chains from Bundaberg, one of Australia’s largest tomato growing regions, and found up to 87% of undamaged, edible […]

Field Guide to Eucalypts Volume 2; South-western and Southern Australia

Fully revised and updated Third Edition By Ian Brooker and David Kleinig ( Bloomings Books, 2016, Hardback, 562 pages, $129rrp) The Eucalypts are the epitome of the Australian landscape, expressing in its one genus its essence and distinctiveness.     — Sir Otto Frankel This series is widely regarded throughout the world […]