Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

This project is the first in Australia or overseas to address the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and … Continued
Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

This report describes the development of superior Leptospermum hybrids through a breeding program and the evaluation of post-harvest performance and techniques. This report is targeted at wildflower growers interested in producing Leptospermum for cut flowers and similarly for growers looking … Continued
Cool room efficiency saves energy and money

Cool room efficiency saves energy and money

The cool room is an essential asset in the handling and storage of cut flower and foliage products on the farm. Consistent temperature and humidity management is critical to maximise product quality, from the moment of harvest right through until … Continued
The Invisible Enemy

The Invisible Enemy

Out of sight – out of mind! This is a common cause of many of the problems we see in the flower trade. The three main invisible enemies are bacteria, botrytis and ethylene. The first two are micro-organisms and the … Continued
Humidity

Humidity

Moisture content of the air is normally specified by its relative humidity (RH), ie. the moisture content of the air at a certain temperature expressed as a percentage of the amount that would be necessary to fully saturate the air … Continued
Nutrient monitoring project success story

Nutrient monitoring project success story

The nutrient monitoring project for hydroponic growers, funded by South East Queensland catchments and the Flower Association of Queensland Inc., aimed to gather information to assist growers to fine tune growing practices. Hydroponic flower growers were invited to participate by … Continued
A study of the Netherlands flower market

A study of the Netherlands flower market

With the rapid development of Australian floricultural products over the last decade the importance of marketplace information has become more important to both new and experienced growers and exporters. This market report prepared by the Flower Export Council of Australia … Continued
Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

The wildflower industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Wildflowers are now cultivated in all states, and Australia’s annual wildflower production is around $46 million (farmgate). One of the key strategies for this industry to be successful, … Continued
North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

The aim of this project is to assist industry to further develop and commercialise five north Queensland native foliage species. Previous RIRDC funded research (DAQ-262A) resulted in the identification of five native foliage species for further development and commercialisation. These … Continued