Native Flower Study

Native Flower Study

The purpose of the study tour and market visit was to provide new business opportunities for Australian wildflower growers, including meeting industry professionals such as retailers, wholesalers, importers and growers from all over Japan and Asia. Meetings were also organised with … Continued
A Guide to the Nutritional Needs of Some Proteaceae

A Guide to the Nutritional Needs of Some Proteaceae

The general aim of the project is to develop fertiliser management strategies for the production of high quality Australian and South African native flowers, particularly the Proteaceae.
Pre-Season Maintenance

Pre-Season Maintenance

Greenhouse owners and managers should work in close co-operation with their staff to ensure that all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and environmental control equipment have been serviced and are ready for use once spring production is in full swing.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Boronia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Boronia

Boronia is a filler product grown for its dainty, small, 4-petalled flowers densely clustered along the stems. Boronia heterophylla is the main species grown commercially for cut flowers.
FloraCulture International – Sustainability

FloraCulture International – Sustainability

Sustainability is the theme of this edition of FloraCulture International. What strikes me is that I am not the only optimist around when it comes to this subject. Sustainability provides great opportunities for the industry. We can help society get greener, healthier, … Continued
Still growing strong

Still growing strong

Case Study from ‘Top of the Range Flowers’ on changes in the industry over the last fifteen years.
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Quality specifications for 32 major flowers, with photographs and recommendations for harvesting and postharvest handling, have been produced in a parallel publication, linked to the manual. The manual also includes fact sheets for 16 important flowers and advice on many others. This is … Continued
Rose Breeder Profile – Interplant – the spray rose specialist

Rose Breeder Profile – Interplant – the spray rose specialist

For more than thirty years Interplant has been ranked amongst the most exciting rose breeders in the world. Best known in Australia for their extensive range of spray rose varieties, the expertise from this form of breeding gained over the … Continued