Cut flower production of blue smokebush

Cut flower production of blue smokebush

Introduction of novel wildflowers into cut flower production offers considerable marketing advantage. Blue smokebush is one such wildflower, which flowers from winter to spring. The aim of this project was to bring blue smokebush into cultivation. This has involved the … Continued
Cut flower and foliage industry pesticide gap analysis

Cut flower and foliage industry pesticide gap analysis

The cut flower and foliage industry has completed a project designed to identify the chemical needs of the industry moving into the future. The project, Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis (code FL10002) was co funded by Horticulture … Continued
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
Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Ever since its discovery, plastic has become an integrated part of human life. In conjunction with the Flower Association of Queensland, an investigation has been conducted into the potential to reduce the amount of plastic used in the cut flower … Continued
Sampling Water for Quality Tests

Sampling Water for Quality Tests

Why test water Many natural waters contain impurities (chemical or biological) that make them directly harmful to crops and equipment. Testing a water sample is important before the water is used for irrigation purposes. Plants vary in their ability to … Continued
Genome decoded

Genome decoded

A University of Utah biologist and an international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest, which resists pesticides and destroys crops and ornamental plants worldwide. The … Continued
Weeds in the Floristry Industry – STUDENT POSTER

Weeds in the Floristry Industry – STUDENT POSTER

The Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) in partnership with Griffith University has chosen to commence the creation of a booklet aid for members of the floral industry, that will help them to select viable, alternative species which are not invasive or weed species. … Continued
HAL Project FL05002 National floriculture magazine Final Report

HAL Project FL05002 National floriculture magazine Final Report

An initiative of the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) in 2003 was to produce a publication devoted to the interests of the commercial cut flower and foliage grower. It commenced with 32 pages and was a forum for information … Continued