National Floriculture Magazine

National Floriculture Magazine

The AFI magazine is now a vibrant and informative publication for the floriculture industry which works as a very successful communication tool to provide information and advice that will assist flower growers from both the traditional and native/wildflower sector in expanding and … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued
Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

This document sets out a framework for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) on farms which defines essential elements for the development of best-practice for the global production of floriculture products. It defines the minimum standard acceptable to the leading retail groups in Europe, … Continued
Handling specialty cut flower

Handling specialty cut flower

Each year we test a sampling of the new cultivars that are included in the ASCFG National Cut Flower Trials and, occasionally, other species we are growing in our cut flower plots. This year we screened 14 new cut flower … Continued
Bountiful baby boomers

Bountiful baby boomers

Over 60’s, retirees, baby boomers. Call them whatever you like, there’s more of them (…you?) than ever before. And that’s official. With better nutrition, access to medical care, and less physically dangerous jobs, we’re all going to live a lot … Continued
The changing profile of the Dutch cut flower sector

The changing profile of the Dutch cut flower sector

At a time when modernisation of greenhouses is needed to cope with the challenges of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and combating foreign competition, investment by Dutch cut flower producers is at a low level. The number of growers in the … Continued
Farming with a pioneering spirit

Farming with a pioneering spirit

Kane and Gail Matthews started Pioneer Orchids in 2001 as a small cymbidium orchid growing enterprise. The business is now four times the size and is highly regarded for its range of orchid varieties developed in New Zealand and sourced … Continued