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
Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … Continued
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.
The spectacular king protea is a major cut flower. It is grown in many countries and has a long flowering season. Like most proteas, it originates from South Africa.
Slideshow overview from the Australian Flower Export Council 2005.
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
The RADS program had a strong technology focus and information generated aimed to: • Identify and test component tools and technology that improve water management strategies. • Assess the effect of precision irrigation on crop response and system performance. • Introduce … Continued
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
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
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