NY023 - Role of temperature in maintaining plant quality during interstate road transport

This research paper aims outline the role of temperature in maintaining plant quality during interstate road transport. At present potted plants are transported within Australia without environmental control in the pantechnicons. No data was available to the Nursery Industry or the transport companies concerning temperatures experienced within neither the commercial loads nor the effects of temperature on plant quality. Furthermore, no recommendations were available concerning optimum temperature conditions for road transport within Australia. The research aimed to achieve these objectives.