Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries sponsored the 7th Australian Native Flower Conference which was held in Brisbane during May 25th-28th at the Bardon Conference Centre, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane. The conference … Continued
Working at heights Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found in protected cropping environments by working on roofs, operating machinery for maintenance, and loading and unloading trucks.
Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum • Estimated payback period on the changes implemented is less than 12 months.
Whenever I see, “Please make a donation in lieu of flowers, I think: why are they picking on florists? While giving to charities should be encouraged, why does it have to be at the expense of the floristry industry?
Career opportunities in Lifestyle horticulture.
As a result of this project, ten cut foliage species ( Athertonia diversifolia, Banksia plagiocarpa, Eucalyptus phoenicea, Evodiella muelleri, Grevillea baileyana, Lomatia fraxinifolia, Neorites kevediana, Sarcotoechia serrata, Stenocarpus sp. Tully River (both varieties ‘Forest Gem’ and ‘Forest Lace’) and Xanthostemon chrysanthus) will be available … Continued
Flowers picked too early fail to open; flowers picked too late lose vase life. Do not market flowering stems on which the lowest (oldest) flower has a papery, withered or shrunken appearance.
The flannel flower is one of the most recognisable Australian native flowers, with attractive white flowers and grey-green foliage with a flannelly texture.
Cut Flowers Best Practice Guide – Best Bunch is a Farm Management System (FMS) designed to increase the self-reliance, competitiveness and sustainability of commercial cut flower and foliage growers. The FMS is recognised as providing a focused and coordinated approach for the … Continued
The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued