Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Village Roses

Improving irrigation efficiency for in-ground flowers: Village Roses

Case study from irrigation assessment and improvements at Village Roses, North Queensland. Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum … 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
Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath or perennial gypsophila) is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. The flower is commonly used in wedding bouquets and as a filler behind roses. Several varieties trialled in Tennant Creek, Ti Tree and Alice Springs performed well but Bristol … Continued
Geraldton Wax Growing in Central Australia

Geraldton Wax Growing in Central Australia

Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is a native plant of Western Australia. There are over 400 named hybrids and varieties, with approximately 20 varieties being grown commercially. The flowering stems are sought as “fillers” which are useful for providing backing for single stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and kangaroo paw. … Continued