Walking on the Wildside 2014

Walking on the Wildside 2014

A flyer providing the details of a floristry demonstration evening and two half-day workshops in March 2014, including bio information on the demonstrators, Gail Anderson and David Berger.
Controlling leaf blackening in protea

Controlling leaf blackening in protea

Leaf blackening is a major problem for the cut flower Protea industry. Leaves often show symptoms of blackening as soon as 3 days after harvest. Presence of the disorder significantly decreases the vase life of the flowers as well as … Continued
Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

Those involved in the flower industry understand that flower production can have high electricity requirements due to a number of devices including irrigation equipment, greenhouse climate control and refrigeration. This fact sheet provides an estimate of the power required for … Continued
Effects of Water Quality on Plants, Soil & Equipment

Effects of Water Quality on Plants, Soil & Equipment

Using a salt tolerant plant does not solve every problem when it comes to using salt laden water for irrigation. It is important to be aware that salts in the water can build up in the soil through evaporative concentration … Continued
Temperature control and how it relates to flower quality

Temperature control and how it relates to flower quality

I can clearly remember Professor Mike Reid at the University of California, Davis giving one of his regular lectures about Flower Care – and he said “The three things to remember when handling flowers are temperature, temperature and temperature!!” Fresh … Continued
Canopy management project to improve wildflower yields

Canopy management project to improve wildflower yields

A project funded by RIRDC is developing detailed, practical canopy management guidelines for the main Wildflower crops grown in Australia. This project is due for completion in 2012 with the publication of a  comprehensive grower manual.The Project leader is Dr … Continued
Managing soil to save water and money

Managing soil to save water and money

An essential part of successful flower farming is to understand and properly manage the soils within the growing area. It is always important to use resources wisely, not only to save money but also to look after the environment and … Continued
Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

A survey was conducted at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in Brisbane, 8-17 August 2013. Responses were collected from those visiting the show hall and willing to complete a survey. 710 surveys were completed. The show is a general entertainment … Continued