Want to use less power to pump your water?

Want to use less power to pump your water?

As with all machinery, pumping systems will decline in efficiency over time, either due to abnormal operating conditions, or through normal wear and tear. To keep the system functioning at peak efficiency it’s important to monitor pumping performance on a regular basis, but it … Continued
Weeds and the floral industry

Weeds and the floral industry

Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued
Improving profit for the flower grower

Improving profit for the flower grower

This project worked with growers in Western Australia and some other states to identify their costs and production structures. It reviewed knowledge on benchmarking in other industries and developed a self help manual template for future use. It carried out an extensive … Continued
Brian Parry – Wildflower Grower

Brian Parry – Wildflower Grower

Grower Brian Parry comes from a pioneer wildflower family. Brian’s uncle, Henry Parry, established Floralands Nursery, possibly the first wildflower farm in Australia, in 1908 at Kariong on the Central Coast of NSW. Brian’s parents, Percy and Olive Parry, took … Continued
Hypericum from Ethiopia

Hypericum from Ethiopia

Sun Kissed Flowers is a Dutch based flower breeding and growing company specialising in “summer” flowers produced in The Netherlands and Ethiopia. Wim Van den Hoogen and Bas Vloet laid the foundations of Sun Kissed Flowers in 1979 in Cuijk … Continued
The power of branding

The power of branding

As consumers, our lives are shaped by brands. On a daily basis, large corporations invest a high percentage of their marketing budget on brand development and promotion. Their goal is to instil strong consumer awareness and a brand profile to … Continued
Some kind of wonderful

Some kind of wonderful

It’s a rare opportunity to gain an insight into a self-made man who has served the floriculture industry for the greater part of his life. When you meet the 92-year-old dynamo that is Frank Baguley and he takes you on … Continued
7th Australian Native Flower Conference – Report

7th Australian Native Flower Conference – Report

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
Greenhouse Toolbox – Working at heights and managing the risk of falls

Greenhouse Toolbox – Working at heights and managing the risk of falls

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.