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
The contrast of the green foliage with the bright red flowers, which are produced around December, gave Christmas bush its name. It is also sometimes called Festival Bush.
Waxflower is the most significant commercial native cut flower and Australia’s leading export cut flower. It is now in the top 20 flowers in terms of volume sold in Europe.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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