A potential new cut flower for Australia: Haemodorum coccineum

A potential new cut flower for Australia: Haemodorum coccineum

Haemodorum coccineum (Haemodoraceae) is an attractive species from tropical Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory), producing orange to red flowers from November to March, a time when red flowers are highly desired on global markets for Christmas, Chinese New Year and … Continued
Social Media Plan – Template

Social Media Plan – Template

Like any other marketing platform, social channels require an investment in time, finances and effort. A social post may take minutes to upload but the content creation and the plan behind it can take days/weeks to prepare for. If you … Continued
AFI – Growing Great CO2

AFI – Growing Great CO2

From late autumn to early spring CO2 could help to increase the production. Especially when the production in this period is lower than in the rest of the year and it’s a “cheap” way to increase production and the quality of  flowers.
AFI Case Study -Water Use Efficiency

AFI Case Study -Water Use Efficiency

After discussing the results of the first assessment with Stuart, it was decided that flow rates could be increased by combining irrigation stations. During the following 12 months, Stuart trialled combinations of stations, and found that three stations could be run together, … Continued
Proteaceae – Managing Elsinoe scab

Proteaceae – Managing Elsinoe scab

Elsinoe scab of South African Proteaceae is caused by Elsinoe spp. The disease causes scabby lesions on stems, leaves and flower heads and heavy infection can cause twisting or splitting of stems. Symptoms vary from species to species and among cultivars … Continued
Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Ever since its discovery, plastic has become an integrated part of human life. In conjunction with the Flower Association of Queensland, an investigation has been conducted into the potential to reduce the amount of plastic used in the cut flower … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Protea Grandicolor

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Protea Grandicolor

This beautiful Protea is relatively new to floristry. It has very large flowerheads (9–10 cm tall) consisting of a soft central mass of raspberry to rustypink flowers surrounded by tiers of large, pale green bracts edged with deep pink to maroon hairs.