New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

The statistics clearly demonstrate a need to increase consumer satisfaction if cut flower sales are to increase on the U.S. flower market. We feel that the optimal strategy to ensure the adoption of effective temperature management during transportation is to place … 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
Queensland Cut Flower Industry Development Unit

Queensland Cut Flower Industry Development Unit

The overall aim of the project was to continue the flower industry’s progress towards sustainability. This included efforts towards a national industry structure. Identifying and implementing nationally focussed activities requires commitment and support from both those leading the initiatives as well as … Continued
Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis

Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis

Cut flower growers frequently suffer from a lack of legal access to crop protection products (pesticides). The problem is that whilst their crops are valuable, they are often too small individually for agrichemical companies to bear the high cost of registering products for … Continued
AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

AFI – Research Proves What the Flower Children Knew 40 Years Ago

Forty years after the poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term fl ower power (1965), research proves that flowers actually do spread the happiness and joy the hippies once believed. Several university studies conducted between 2000 and 2005 point to the psychological, emotional, … Continued
New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry

New Heliconia and Ginger Varieties for the Ornamental Industry – Research Report A two-year ‘on-farm’ evaluation of nine open-pollinated (OP) Heliconia psittacorum seedling selections has been completed. The Northern Territory Government released all nine varieties to the public and members of the cut-flower growers … Continued
New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties

New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties

New Ginger ‘Darzing’ Varieties Information sheets describes six ‘Darzing’ varieties are new ginger cut-flowers bred and developed by the Northern Territory Government, in partnership with the local cut-flower industry. These new ginger varieties has been selected by industry based on important commercial … Continued