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.
Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

Improved Export Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Integrated Pest Management

There is currently much concern in the industry regarding flower shipment rejections by the USA due to insect contaminations, with particular reference to thryptomene and waxflower from Australia. A workshop was held to determine strategies to reduce United States Department of Agriculture … Continued
Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Bract browning of waratahs reduces their market value and export potential as a cut flower crop. Many environmental factors such as light, water stress and localised calcium deficiency have been implicated in the  development of bract browning. Potted waratahs of cultivars ‘Olympic Flame’ … Continued