Brassica blind plants

Client: A Tasmanian propagation nursery

Project delivery period: 2016-2017

Seedling nurseries provide vegetable growers with plants in seedling trays that are planted out into the field.  Some brassicas, and cauliflowers in particular, can have a small proportion of “blind” plants that do not form a head.  We are assisting a Tasmanian nursery to identify whether insects are the primary cause or if it is mainly environmental. This is a privately funded project.