The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

In Australia, it seems likely that the government will implement regulatory legislation and policies over the next 5 to 10 years to address the issue of climate change, which will directly impact business operations and procedures.This document considers the possible … Continued
Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

This project aimed to identify strategies to improve the domestic market share for wildflowers, by determining the current flower and wildflower buying patterns. While there have been a number of reports on the export market for wildflowers, there has been … Continued
Ornamental Flower Research

Ornamental Flower Research

This technical bulletin consists of a collation of information derived from several trials carried out in 1989-90 on the following ornamental flowers: Dendrobium Orchid, Gerbera and Heliconia
Interpretation of Water Analysis for Irrigation

Interpretation of Water Analysis for Irrigation

Electrical Conductivity (EC) Electrical conductivity (EC) is a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electricity. Pure water strongly re-sists the passage of an electric current. However, when salts are dissolved in water they improve its conductivity, so … Continued
Drip Irrigation – Chlorination and Acid Injection

Drip Irrigation – Chlorination and Acid Injection

Chlorination Chlorination must be used routinely to kill algae and loosen bonded organic matter within an irrigation system. Liquid sodium hydrochloride is the recommended chlorine source and it is injected into the system during regular operation, usually using the fertigation … Continued
Black vine weevil

Black vine weevil

Black vine weevil is a serious pest affecting several industries, including fleshy-stemmed cut flowers and ornamentals. An introduced pest, it is prevalent in Victoria and Tasmania as well as New Zealand. The adult beetle is black/brown with faint yellow spots … Continued
Irrigation scheduling for top quality flowers

Irrigation scheduling for top quality flowers

The Southeast Queensland Irrigation Futures project (SEQ-IF) and the Rural Water Use Efficiency project (RWUE) have a primary aim to assist producers in assessing their water and energy usage and to guide them towards making changes that lead to real … Continued
Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Market research, optimal plant propagation, and development of special postharvest handling techniques to increase vase life, have resulted in successful test marketing in Japan of Acacias as an export cut flower crop. Although there are approximately 700 species of Acacia … Continued
Positioning the Queensland cut flower industry to strategically respond to the impacts of climate change

Positioning the Queensland cut flower industry to strategically respond to the impacts of climate change

A Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) project, Positioning the Queensland Cut Flower Industry to Strategically Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change, was completed which outlined the potential ramifications for Queensland‟s $151 million commercial cut flower and foliage industry. The resulting publication, The Queensland … Continued
DOOR in Australian wildflowers and native plants

DOOR in Australian wildflowers and native plants

With the increasing proliferation of ‘new’ rural industries on the Australian landscape comes an ever increasing demand for research. There is a limit to government’s ability to meet this need and alternatives to the traditional institutional responsibility in meeting this … Continued