Amy Lorel

Amy Lorel

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Lessons from the Netherlands – Optimising light in horticultural production systems

Lessons from the Netherlands – Optimising light in horticultural production systems

In October last year I was fortunate enough to find myself boarding a flight to the Netherlands to attend the 7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems (a special thankyou to FAQI for providing financial assistance for me to … Continued
The risks of DIY with greenhouses

The risks of DIY with greenhouses

Greg Porter discusses the importance of having greenhouses built and maintained by qualified personnel. It’s worth thinking about the following statement from a major tomato grower in Bundaberg: “I am not going to lose everything I own because someone I … Continued
Understanding the molecular basis of pigment biosynthesis using native Calandrinia flowers as the model

Understanding the molecular basis of pigment biosynthesis using native Calandrinia flowers as the model

Development of novel plant varieties to increase demand and maintain market share is a major driver of global cutflower and potted plant markets. Only a narrow flower colour spectrum is available for some ornamental species, thereby limiting their market potential. … Continued
Aussie waxflower for the world

Aussie waxflower for the world

Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium species, cultivars and hybrids) remains the best example of a native Australian flower that has established a strong position in the world flower market. Today the main producers of waxflower around the world are Israel, California, Peru, … Continued
Labour, money well spent?

Labour, money well spent?

Recently John Jones and I caught up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and we always enjoy a chat about our mutual passion, the Floral Industry. We both enjoy reading each others’ article in AFI and we discussed … Continued