Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

New fresh products are a key to the success of the floricultural industry. Chamelaucium (Waxflower) and Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paws) currently dominate Australian cut flower exports, however new material is sought to lift sales and increase profitability for growers. Australia has the disadvantages … 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
Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce western flower thrips (WFT) was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers … Continued
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
Controlling leaf blackening in protea

Controlling leaf blackening in protea

Leaf blackening is a major problem for the cut flower Protea industry. Leaves often show symptoms of blackening as soon as 3 days after harvest. Presence of the disorder significantly decreases the vase life of the flowers as well as … Continued
Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum

Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum

Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. RIRDC funded project examining the issue of Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. Publication No. 09/119 Project No. PRJ-002409
The Australian Flower Industry Magazine

The Australian Flower Industry Magazine

The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasized, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
Calculating the costs of flower miles

Calculating the costs of flower miles

Since the first of February leading up to Valentine’s Day, there were 10.5 million stems of roses imported (up from 9.1 million in 2017), with 6.4 million coming in from Kenya (up from 5.2 million last year). Given the ever-increasing volume of … Continued
A study of the German flower market 1998

A study of the German flower market 1998

With the rapid development of Australian floricultural products over the last decade the importance of marketplace information has become more important to both new and experienced growers and exporters. This market report prepared by the Flower Export Council of Australia … Continued