Australian Flower Industry Magazine

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 emphasised, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
DOOR in Australian Wildflowers & Native Plants

DOOR in Australian Wildflowers & Native Plants

Following the success of the Do-Our-Own-Research in the Australian nursery industry (Hunter, 1997), the project leader was invited to conduct a similar exercise in the Australian Wildflower and Protea Industry. In essence, the concept promulgates a radical shift in the conduct of … Continued
Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC

Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC

Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC The primary purpose of this report is to provide input to the RIRDC evaluation policy. Specific objectives were to ascertain if, and to what extent, benefits have accrued from … Continued
Commercial potential of NSW flora workshop proceedings

Commercial potential of NSW flora workshop proceedings

The main objectives of the workshop were to identify which components of the New South Wales flora have greatest potential for commercialisation and to highlight which aspects of these species should be researched. A subsidiary, but important objective was to … Continued
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