Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Ever since its discovery, plastic has become an integrated part of human life. In conjunction with the Flower Association of Queensland, an investigation has been conducted into the potential to reduce the amount of plastic used in the cut flower … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo paws are marketed on both the domestic and overseas markets, especially Japan. Strong competition from lower-cost producers in Israel, Japan, the USA, South America and South Africa has reduced Australian market share. ‘Big Red’ is a tall cultivar, available early in the … Continued
Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce WFT was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers by about 30 … Continued
Production system supports waratah business growth

Production system supports waratah business growth

A 5000 plant Waratah farm was established in Alpine near Mittagong in NSW in 1999 after researching the accumulated knowledge of years of research and practical application of experience gained by the native flower industry. Imbi Chad, who has an … Continued