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Mooloolah River Landcare Nursery

25 May 2018 2:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The nursery manager Sharon and her volunteer staff propagate native seeds from the local area for sale. Sharon’s knowledge and experience were demonstrated as we followed a seed from the refrigerator to the seed box, following germination, into tube stock. The plant is “hardened” ready for sale by moving the plant from heavy shade to direct sunlight over an extended period. HANDY HINT: plant a seed to the depth of the seed size for germination.

I encourage members to support their local Land Care Nursery (volunteer organisation); their plants are native to the area and raised in the local environment.

Tanya, the Biodiversity Officer, produces the Jewel and Madeira Vine Beetles for sale to local councils and private landlords as a biological control of the Cats Claw Creeper and Madeira Vine.

Tanya explained the importance of monitoring the progress of the Jewel and Madeira Vine beetles as they control the growth of the Cats Claw Creeper and Madeira Vine but do not destroy them.

The nursery is on the site of the quarry and the available land has been revegetated, the trees and shrubs providing onsite seeds for the nursery.

Mooloolah River LC Nursery: 2670 Steve Irwin Way, Glenview.

By Wendy Davis

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc
Gregory Place, Level 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000
Tel 07 3368 2066
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