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
Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum

Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum

Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. RIRDC funded project examining the issue of Incorporating Australian Wildflowers and Native Plants into the National Floristry Curriculum. Publication No. 09/119 Project No. PRJ-002409
Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Cut Flowers Best Practice Guide – Best Bunch is a Farm Management System (FMS) designed to increase the self-reliance, competitiveness and sustainability of commercial cut flower and foliage growers. The FMS is recognised as providing a focused and coordinated approach for the … Continued