Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

The cut flower industry is expanding world-wide and Australia is actively seeking to generate niche markets for its unique range of native flora. Because Australia is geographically isolated from the high volume markets of Europe and North America, growers are … Continued
Australian cut flower best bets program

Australian cut flower best bets program

The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

In November 1999, the Australian Flora and Protea Growers Association, with support from RIRDC, commissioned research into the domestic market for wildflowers. That project (AFP-1A) aimed to find out consumers’ attitudes to wildflowers, and, based on that information, to identify … Continued
Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

This report describes the development of superior Leptospermum hybrids through a breeding program and the evaluation of post-harvest performance and techniques. This report is targeted at wildflower growers interested in producing Leptospermum for cut flowers and similarly for growers looking … Continued
Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

Biosecurity Plan for the Cut Flower Industry

This plan is principally designed for decision makers. It provides the cut flower industry and governments with a mechanism to identify exotic plant pests, as well as to address the strengths and weaknesses in relation to the industry’s current biosecurity … Continued
HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

The environmental benefits of mulch are well documented. However it is a practice that some commercial growers in the horticultural industries have been reluctant to adopt. The greatest barrier to adoption is the perceived cost coupled with the long time … Continued
North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

The aim of this project is to assist industry to further develop and commercialise five north Queensland native foliage species. Previous RIRDC funded research (DAQ-262A) resulted in the identification of five native foliage species for further development and commercialisation. These … Continued
Queensland Cut Flower Industry Development Unit

Queensland Cut Flower Industry Development Unit

The overall aim of the project was to continue the flower industry’s progress towards sustainability. This included efforts towards a national industry structure. Identifying and implementing nationally focussed activities requires commitment and support from both those leading the initiatives as well as … Continued