NY525/NY95025 - Commercial adoption of efficient irrigation & fertiliser strategies for containerised nursery plants

This project consisted of several components conducted on the Far North Coast of NSW under Dr Huett's supervision and in the Sydney metropolitan area by Dr Cresswell. The Sydney component also involved herbicide runoff studies by Dr P Goodwin from the University of Sydney. A major component of the project were demonstrations of efficient management practices designed to reduce nutrient runoff and these were conducted on commercial nurseries. Adoption of efficient irrigation and fertiliser management practices by Australian nurseries has been slow and the use of demonstrations managed by teams which included nursery operators was used in an attempt to increase the adoption of new technology.