Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

This study tour saw first-hand Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry.  Israel, Spain and the Netherlands were visited to assess specific areas of interest. – Design and application of new water efficient technologies (inground and hydroponic) – Identification and … Continued
Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

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
Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers

Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers

The Guidelines aim to help growers understand the impact of cut flower growing on the environment and be better environmental managers. They summarise good management and best farm operation practices that will reduce harmful environmental impacts and maximise sustainable economic production of high quality … Continued
Selecting Rose Varieties – Market Trends

Selecting Rose Varieties – Market Trends

One of the most important decisions a grower needs to make is what varieties to grow, as the selections you make are an investment decision that need to be viable for the next four years. What you need to consider … Continued
Are foreign imports a strain or a gain?

Are foreign imports a strain or a gain?

When we want a heart-warming gift, we often ‘say it with flowers’. After all, who doesn’t like the look and smell of freshly cut flowers? Who dares not to love them? Beneath the obvious physical attraction of flowers, as a … Continued
Take the time for a business health check

Take the time for a business health check

Now that we are well on our way into a new financial year, it’s a good time for a business health check to find out how your business is travelling and to identify possible areas of improvement to help it … Continued
Where all the flowers are from: first results

Where all the flowers are from: first results

As our readers will be aware, over recent months the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) has been looking at the data on cut flower and foliage imports in comparison to the domestic production sector. Statisticians from the Department of … Continued
QR codes – what are they and why aren’t you using them?

QR codes – what are they and why aren’t you using them?

Quick Response codes, or QR codes as they are more commonly known, are being hailed by many as a new way of communicating with existing customers and a good way to attract potential new customers. But what are they? What … Continued