Improving profit in the flower growing business

Improving profit in the flower growing business

This bulletin will provide some experiences, tools, suggestions for new flower businesses and for those that exist in the industry but at a level not appropriate to their expectations.
Sample cut-flower interactive budget – lisianthus

Sample cut-flower interactive budget – lisianthus

You can make changes to the interactive PDF budget files for this publication by inputting your own prices and quantities in the green-outlined cells for any item. You will need to click on and add your own estimated price and … Continued
Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

This report aims to provide members of the Australian wildflower and native plants industry with the necessary information to help them make informed choices about  ecolabels available in their export markets. The report also considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a … Continued
Study Tour and activities in Beijing and Tokyo

Study Tour and activities in Beijing and Tokyo

Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Hooker’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Hooker’s Banksia

It has large upright, terminal, cylindrical flower heads, 7 to 12 cm long. Each brush-like head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or florets. Each flower is fully open when the wiry style is sticking out. The flower spikes are initially … Continued
Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

This plan is principally designed for decision makers. It provides the cut flower industry and governments with a mechanism to identify exotic plant pests, as well as to address the strengths and weaknesses in relation to the industry’s current biosecurity … Continued
Greenhouse Management – Energy audits

Greenhouse Management – Energy audits

Audits were conducted with the intention of determining what energy conserving measures a grower had in place and what the payback would be for new or improved measures. The USDA grant programs are designed to help growers reduce energy use and to reduce … Continued
Nutritional Monitoring Series – Dahlias

Nutritional Monitoring Series – Dahlias

Providing dahlias with low to moderate fertility ranging 100 to 200 ppm N and maintaining a substrate pH of 5.8 to 6.2 will prevent most nutritional disorders.