AFI – Backhousia browning syndrome

AFI – Backhousia browning syndrome

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Native Floriculture is continuing its examination of the causes of the browning in Backhousia.
Want to use less power to pump your water?

Want to use less power to pump your water?

As with all machinery, pumping systems will decline in efficiency over time, either due to abnormal operating conditions, or through normal wear and tear. To keep the system functioning at peak efficiency it’s important to monitor pumping performance on a regular basis, but it … Continued
AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

The use of a new group of chemical attractants to aid early identification of thrips infestations in greenhouse crops is the goal of research being undertaken by an international science collaboration.
Get involved in industry associations

Get involved in industry associations

In many industries, becoming a member of the peak body can give your business credibility, as your membership proves to customers that you are professional and involved in improving your own business and the wider industry.
AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale … Continued
Plastics and the flower industry

Plastics and the flower industry

The Flower Association initiated a project in partnership with Griffith University to look into the use of plastics in the flower industry. The aim was to investigate environmentally-friendly floral sundries and packaging substitutes and make initial price comparisons to determine their … Continued
AFI – Solving Disinfestation Problems

AFI – Solving Disinfestation Problems

“Safer and effective disinfestation is our goal,” says insect expert Kees van Epenhuijsen. “We look for chemicals that will kill pests but have minimal effect on the people using them and the environment.”
Still growing strong

Still growing strong

Case Study from ‘Top of the Range Flowers’ on changes in the industry over the last fifteen years.
AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

Forty years after the poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term fl ower power (1965), research proves that flowers actually do spread the happiness and joy the hippies once believed. Several university studies conducted between 2000 and 2005 point to the psychological, emotional, … Continued
Weeds and the floral industry

Weeds and the floral industry

Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued