Myrtle rust fact sheet

Myrtle rust fact sheet

Myrtle rust was first detected in Queensland in December 2010. It is a serious fungal disease and part of the eucalyptus/guava rust complex. This group of pathogens affects plants belonging to the Myrtaceae family including Australian natives like bottle brush … Continued
An Environmental Approach to Positive Emotion: Flowers

An Environmental Approach to Positive Emotion: Flowers

We suggest that cultivated flowers are rewarding because they have evolved to rapidly induce positive emotion in humans, just as other plants have evolved to induce varying behavioural responses in a wide variety of species leading to the dispersal or … Continued
Postharvest Treatments for Wildflowers

Postharvest Treatments for Wildflowers

Correct postharvest treatment and handling is essential if flowers are to maintain quality during marketing and export. This project has produced a workbook that provides growers and exporters with practical information about postharvest treatment of fresh wildflowers. The book, Postharvest Handling of … Continued
Quality vs Grades and Standards: know the difference

Quality vs Grades and Standards: know the difference

The difference between the terms; quality, grades and standards are important because buyers in the industry sometimes confuse quality with flower grades and standards, and they use the terms interchangeably.
A Study of The Canadian Flower Market – 1999

A Study of The Canadian Flower Market – 1999

The report provides a snapshot of the market in Canada using a format that will be repeated in other country reports. The report targets the importation, distribution and sale of Australian flowers and foliages in relation to the requirements and practices … Continued
AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

The use of a new group of chemical attractants to aid early identification of thrips infestations in greenhouse crops is the goal of research being undertaken by an international science collaboration.
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 which will directly impact business operations and procedures. This legislation is likely to focus on two key areas: • Reducing the rate of climate … Continued
New Curcuma Cut Flowers

New Curcuma Cut Flowers

This collection of new Curcuma cut flowers was bred and developed by the NT Department of Resources. These new cut flower varieties have improved commercial traits such as yield, vase life, hybrid vigour and a range of colour and inflorescence forms
Handling of Cut Flowers for Air Transport

Handling of Cut Flowers for Air Transport

Because of the global production system and marketplace, and the high perishability of cut flowers, air transport has been the transport system of choice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information on the factors that affect the postharvest life of cut … Continued