Putting a stop to weeds

Putting a stop to weeds

CSIRO has developed a new biodegradable weed mat which could put a stop to nasty weeds and transform the future of Australia’s agriculture and farming industries. Made from linseed straw, the mat is 100 percent organic and unlike conventional black … Continued
Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

The wildflower industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Wildflowers are now cultivated in all states, and Australia’s annual wildflower production is around $46 million (farmgate). One of the key strategies for this industry to be successful, … Continued
Where are all the flowers from?

Where are all the flowers from?

In recent years, growers and others in the industry have been commenting on an apparent change in the quantities of imported flowers entering the Australian market. In general, most of the reports seem to relate to a steady increase in … Continued
Optimum irrigation scheduling techniques for key wildflower crops: do they exist? A literature review

Optimum irrigation scheduling techniques for key wildflower crops: do they exist? A literature review

With an increasing focus on water in recent times, more efficient use of water has become a key issue for many irrigated farms. Irrigation and irrigation scheduling has moved towards a high-tech solution of precise water application, with farm management … Continued
Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers

Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers

The Guidelines aim to help growers understand the impact of cut flower growing on the environment and be better environmental managers. They summarise good management and best farm operation practices that will reduce harmful environmental impacts and maximise sustainable economic production of high quality … Continued
Profits from proteas in NSW

Profits from proteas in NSW

Brushtop Farm is owned by the McInnes family and is located at Knights Hill in New South Wales, about two hours drive south of Sydney. Ben McInnes has shared his business experiences and knowledge of the industry, and two extracts … Continued