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
This report aims to provide members of the Australian wildflower and native plants industry with the necessary information to help them make informed choices about ecolabels available in their export markets. The report also considers the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a … Continued
Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … Continued
Part 3 of the series explores the background to the issue and the industry’s opinions and experiences about imports, via the literature and direct discussions with the industry. Statistics on flower and foliage imports, exports and domestic production have also … Continued
A desktop research study to collect, analyse and interpret existing data on the volumes of imported and domestic cut flower and foliage products. By examining the data and comparing the numbers, the aim was to develop a better understanding of … Continued
Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
Slideshow overview from the Australian Flower Export Council 2005.
The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
There is currently much concern in the industry regarding flower shipment rejections by the USA due to insect contaminations, with particular reference to thryptomene and waxflower from Australia. A workshop was held to determine strategies to reduce United States Department of Agriculture … Continued
Case Study from ‘Top of the Range Flowers’ on changes in the industry over the last fifteen years.