Agriculture Science News 6 March 2015

Sunny Days

It is on again! The University of Queensland’s Sunflower competition has had the Agricultural Science students researching how to grow their sunflower to be the heaviest ever! It is looking like it is going to be an incredible competition just between the students themselves, with many believing they have found the secret ingredient that will achieve the heavy-weight winnings!

The Agricultural Science students have put together their very own fertiliser plan and maintenance regime for their sunflowers. They have carefully considered key N:P:K (Nitrogen: Phosphorus: Potassium) ratios for different stages of growth and soil organic materials for the retention of moisture and nutrients.

 

The not so secret ingredient to the anticipated wondrous growth of the sunflowers is the generous support for Searles garden products. Searles supplied six 50 Litre bags of potting mix to ensure that the Agricultural students have every chance at growing some amazing sunflowers. We greatly appreciate Searles supporting the GCCC Ag Science Sunflower Team and look forward to blooming success!

Jade King, Head of Agriculture Science