Leptospermum as an export cut flower crop

Leptospermum as an export cut flower crop

Wildflowers are cultivated in all States, and Australia’s annual wildflower production is valued at around $45 million at the farm gate, and the value of exports amounted to just under $30 million in 1999/2000. The key commercial wildflowers are geraldton wax, … Continued
Myrtle rust

Myrtle rust

Precautions to limit the spread of myrtle rust should be taken by people carrying out activities where there is potential to spread myrtle rust to vulnerable species or plant communities.
Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

Drying and dyeing cutflowers and foliage is an important way of adding value. This project was undertaken to meet the industry’s needs for more reliable and cost-effective methods of preserving flowers and foliage. The report provides useful insights and technical information of … Continued
1998 NSW Grower Survey

1998 NSW Grower Survey

This report aims lo establish an initial picture of the wildflower industry in NSW. The results will be distributed to the survey participants and those interested in the industry. A summary of the findings has been presented to participants at the Annual … Continued
Cool room efficiency saves energy and money

Cool room efficiency saves energy and money

The cool room is an essential asset in the handling and storage of cut flower and foliage products on the farm. Consistent temperature and humidity management is critical to maximise product quality, from the moment of harvest right through until … Continued
The Invisible Enemy

The Invisible Enemy

Out of sight – out of mind! This is a common cause of many of the problems we see in the flower trade. The three main invisible enemies are bacteria, botrytis and ethylene. The first two are micro-organisms and the … Continued