Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … 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
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Blushing Bride

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Blushing Bride

Serruria is a fast growing, erect shrub with soft, fern-like leaves. High yields per bush are achievable. However, plants are particularly susceptible to Phytophthora root rot and need to be grown in well drained soils.
Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

Improved Market Access for Australian Wildflowers through Eco-labelling

This report aims to provide members of the Australian wildflower and native plants industry with the necessary information to help them make informed choices about  ecolabels available in their export markets. The report also considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Scholtzia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Scholtzia

The plant grows naturally in coastal areas to the north and south of Perth, WA. It is an upright shrub up to 2 m tall. It prefers coarse, well-drained sandy soils. Plants tolerate hot and dry summer conditions, but summer irrigation is required … Continued
Grafting – converting ‘potential’ crops into commercial reality

Grafting – converting ‘potential’ crops into commercial reality

Focus on Australian natives due to: Increased understanding of genetic relationships between species New grafting protocols Higher % success and greater consistency Better stock plant management Continued testing Better understanding or rootstock / disease relationships
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers and revised manual of postharvest treatments for wildflowers

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers and revised manual of postharvest treatments for wildflowers

This report describes how the project developed a series of easy to use quality specifications for the major wildflower products traded on Australia’s domestic and export markets. These provide the ‘minimum acceptable’ product specifications at market entry, using photos and easy to … Continued