Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Market research, optimal plant propagation, and development of special postharvest handling techniques to increase vase life, have resulted in successful test marketing in Japan of Acacias as an export cut flower crop. Although there are approximately 700 species of Acacia … Continued
Varietal development and disease management of Mountain daisy for cutflower production

Varietal development and disease management of Mountain daisy for cutflower production

Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … Continued
Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

This project is the first in Australia or overseas to address the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and … Continued
New Foliage and Cut Flower Species from North Queensland

New Foliage and Cut Flower Species from North Queensland

As a result of this project, ten cut foliage species ( Athertonia diversifolia, Banksia plagiocarpa, Eucalyptus phoenicea, Evodiella muelleri, Grevillea baileyana, Lomatia fraxinifolia, Neorites kevediana, Sarcotoechia serrata, Stenocarpus sp. Tully River (both varieties ‘Forest Gem’ and ‘Forest Lace’) and Xanthostemon chrysanthus) will be available … Continued
Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

This project aimed to identify strategies to improve the domestic market share for wildflowers, by determining the current flower and wildflower buying patterns. While there have been a number of reports on the export market for wildflowers, there has been … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – riceflower

Rice flower is used as a filler in mixed  bunches and dried arrangements and is popular on both the domestic and export markets. It is a spring-flowering, perennial, Australian native shrub which has been grown in plantations since the 1980s.
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
Handling of Cut Flowers for Export

Handling of Cut Flowers for Export

Concise, practical guidelines for shippers handling cut flowers by air are needed to ensure an industry-wide standard of excellence. Industry analysts stress the importance of quality and reliability in the increasingly competitive global market for cut flowers.