How much is that worth?

How much is that worth?

When a customer walks into a florist store or views a website, the pricing they see indicates the worth of the products. A range of products priced from lowest to highest shows them their options and the relative costs. A … Continued
Sprucing up your website for the holidays

Sprucing up your website for the holidays

Most florists are familiar with the upcoming holiday rush. For your brick and mortar store, it is time you bring additional hands onboard to ensure your customers are greeted by smiling faces, and your orders are handled in a timely … Continued
Florist poll…the recommendations

Florist poll…the recommendations

In issue 46, we brought you the results of the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) annual florist poll, and invited you to take part yourself through our weblink. This issue, we look at the answers to some of these … Continued
Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

Those involved in the flower industry understand that flower production can have high electricity requirements due to a number of devices including irrigation equipment, greenhouse climate control and refrigeration. This fact sheet provides an estimate of the power required for … Continued
AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

Forty years after the poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term fl ower power (1965), research proves that flowers actually do spread the happiness and joy the hippies once believed. Several university studies conducted between 2000 and 2005 point to the psychological, emotional, … Continued
Disease Management

Disease Management

Being familiar with the normal growth of a crop is a “must” in knowing when there might be a disease or an environmental factor affecting the crop.
Identification of Conogethes spp. pheromones for pest control purposes in Alpinia

Identification of Conogethes spp. pheromones for pest control purposes in Alpinia

Two species of caterpillars Conogethes pluto Butler and Conogethes punctiferalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) have become major pests of Alpinia and other ornamental gingers in the Northern Territory (NT) and Queensland, Australia. These pests damage the flowers and bore into and kill … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Pisa

Pisa’ is a very versatile Leucadendron developed in NZ. Willowy stems bear many short side branches, each densely covered with whorls of silvery green, slightly twisted leaves and terminating in a flower head featuring yellow to lime-yellow bracts (botanically these are involucre leaves rather … Continued