Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Cut Flowers Best Practice Guide – Best Bunch is a Farm Management System (FMS) designed to increase the self-reliance, competitiveness and sustainability of commercial cut flower and foliage growers. The FMS is recognised as providing a focused and coordinated approach for the … Continued
Maximising Root Quality of Waxflower Tube Stock Suitable for Field Planting

Maximising Root Quality of Waxflower Tube Stock Suitable for Field Planting

This report provides an understanding of how root binding of waxflower root systems can be minimised, particularly in new varieties. This information will be of benefit to growers of waxflower in Australia, as it provides propagation methods and post propagation planting … 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 … Continued
Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Evaluation of Phytophthora tolerance in Leucadendron

Leucadendron is a major wild flower crop in Australia. To increase the competitiveness of the local industry, a breeding program based on interspecific hybridisation was initiated in 1998. Since this time, thousands of hybrid plants have been produced involving 27 different parental … Continued
New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry – Research Report A two-year ‘on-farm’ evaluation of nine open-pollinated (OP) Heliconia psittacorum seedling selections has been completed. The Northern Territory Government released all nine varieties to the public and members of the cut-flower growers … Continued
Wind Loads – Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation

Wind Loads – Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation

Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation – Fact Sheet 1 The toolbox provides a central information hub for growers. Growers can use this toolbox to find information based on a particular farm activity or issue including: 1. Getting the basics right … Continued