New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties

New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties

New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties Information sheets describes six ‘Darzing’ varieties are new ginger cut-flowers bred and developed by the Northern Territory Government, in partnership with the local cut-flower industry. These new ginger varieties has been selected by industry based on important commercial … Continued
New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry – Research Report A two-year ‘on-farm’ evaluation of nine open-pollinated (OP) Heliconia psittacorum seedling selections has been completed. The Northern Territory Government released all nine varieties to the public and members of the cut-flower growers … Continued
Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Leucadendron is a major wild flower crop in Australia. To increase the competitiveness of the local industry, a breeding program based on interspecific hybridisation was initiated in 1998. Since this time, thousands of hybrid plants have been produced involving 27 different parental … Continued
Myrtle Rust Fact Sheet

Myrtle Rust Fact Sheet

Myrtle rust was first detected in Queensland in December 2010. It is a serious fungal disease and part of the eucalyptus/guava rust complex. This group of pathogens affects plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including Australian natives like bottle brush (Callistemon spp.), … Continued
Fair-trade labels in the cut-flower market

Fair-trade labels in the cut-flower market

There is actually a very good reason, aside from the feel-good ones. It turns out that good practices translate into good quality. Of the many labels and certification programs that provide assurance cut flowers were  produced in a responsible manner, all incorporate criteria … Continued