Coloured shade nets We suggest that the coloured net technology can be applied to enhance commercially desired plant responses, thus substituting the use of growth regulators or pruning.
Chysanthemum Production Much more change has taken place, however, in the implementation of scientific research in husbandry practice as growers have gradually become more experienced in their knowledge of how the chrysanthemum behaves in all types of controlled environments.
Chrysanthemum Trials Queensland’s chrysanthemum growers have long recognised the need to have a more extensive range of cultivars at their disposal. A larger range of colours and flower types is needed to satisfy the increasingly sophisticated consumer demand and the … Continued
Toward the domestication of Kangaroo Paws Until very recently the history of Kangaroo Paws in cultivation has been one of repeated but largely unsuccessful attempts to cultivate wild species. Only one of twelve such species has provided hardy long-lived plants … Continued
Breeding of Dwarf Kangaroo Paw he protocols used to produce a range of naturally dwarf (less than 300 mm tall) Kangaroo paws Aniqozanthos Labill for use as flowering pot plants in protected cultivation are described. They eliminate the need for growth … Continued
Breeding of Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Early flowering plants of good horticultural value were selected for hybrid production. The efficiency of propagation of different hybrids was studied by seed set and germination rate. Flowering of some hybrids was studied … Continued
Flower Colour is only pigment steeped Colour is probably what strikes us first – even before shape and fragrance – when we look at a flower, and the rich colour of many Australian wildflowers is their strong selling point.
Coloured shade nets Plants depend on light as their ultimate source of energy. Photosynthesis converts light energy into chemical energy required for plant growth and development. It is not surprising that plants are exquisitely sensitive to both the quality and … Continued
Kangaroo Paws Tamed for Home and Abroad The Kangaroo Paw is a good illustration of a wild species that displays considerable potential as a garden plant, as containerised flowering plants and as subjects for cut flower production.
Assessing the vase-life of Kangaroo Paws Cut flowers must withstand harsh conditions during transport, particularly to export markets. The maintenance of quality is particularly important for these markets and the vase life which the consumer can expect is a major … Continued