In many industries, becoming a member of the peak body can give your business credibility, as your membership proves to customers that you are professional and involved in improving your own business and the wider industry.
The Flower Association initiated a project in partnership with Griffith University to look into the use of plastics in the flower industry. The aim was to investigate environmentally-friendly floral sundries and packaging substitutes and make initial price comparisons to determine their … Continued
This Handbook is an analysis that combines all available data on production, international trade, processing volumes and fresh market distribution in order to produce statistics on 75 horticultural categories over the year ending 30 June 2016.
Case Study from ‘Top of the Range Flowers’ on changes in the industry over the last fifteen years.
Farm workplace health and safety.
Myrtle rust is a disease limited to plants in the Myrtaceae family. It is a member of the guava rust complex caused by Puccinia psidii, a known significant pathogen of Myrtaceae plants outside Australia. In Australia, infestations are currently limited to … Continued
It seems that the higher irrigation frequency improved the biomass production but did not affect the quality of harvested flowers and consequently increased the greenhouse water use efficiency.
Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued
Serious about farm safety will assist small to medium sized agricultural businesses to develop a system to manage health and safety risks around the property and other agricultural workplaces. Implementing a simple health and safety system will reduce the risk … Continued
A lack of understanding of nitrogen nutrition and water relations was an impediment to reliable production which was a key element in the marketing strategy. The project was designed to address nitrogen and water relations under field conditions.