Lisianthus Grower Presentation 

Highsun Express Plugs teamed up with Sakata Seeds, the Japanese breeders of internationally acclaimed lisianthus varieties such as Mariachi, to present to Australian growers information on new varieties and growing techniques. The presentations were held in three states of Australia in March this year and all were well supported by growers, some of which traveled considerable distance to attend. Helen Hardman, from North Queensland, traveled approximately 1500 kilometres to attend the Brisbane presentation and found the event to be very worthwhile.  She said that she especially found tips on watering techniques and wilting issues to be extremely useful. The presentations included information on how to manage this complex crop, along with information on new varieties which will become available on the Australian market shortly. Mr Akio Seki from Sakata Seeds Japan and Greg Noller, the Australian representative from Sakata Seeds also visited several growers to better understand our unique environment. If anyone is interested in the notes from the presentations they can contact Anne at Highsun Express Plugs on 07 3821 8555 or email