The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale in New South Wales and her postgraduate students have been studying this plant because they believe could be of value to the growers.
- Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives
- Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers
- Sustainable Cut Flower Production
- Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers
- Australian Flower Conference – Evaluation Form
- Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers