With the increasing proliferation of ‘new’ rural industries on the Australian landscape comes an ever increasing demand for research. There is a limit to government’s ability to meet this need and alternatives to the traditional institutional responsibility in meeting this … Continued
A new method for ridding harvested fruits and vegetables of insect pests and microorganisms, without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals like methyl bromide, has been developed by researchers at UC Davis.
New fresh products are a key to the success of the floricultural industry. Chamelaucium (Waxflower) and Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paws) currently dominate Australian cut flower exports, however new material is sought to lift sales and increase profitability for growers. Australia has the disadvantages … Continued
During the design and assessment of pumping systems, one of the factors that must be taken into account is the effect of cavitation on pump efficiency. Cavitation is a phenomenon where, under certain conditions, vacuum bubbles are created within the pump, leading to increased pump … Continued
Those involved in the flower industry understand that flower production can have high electricity requirements due to a number of devices including irrigation equipment, greenhouse climate control and refrigeration. This fact sheet provides an estimate of the power required for … Continued
Manual for developing cut flower crops in Texas.
Toolbox for Greenhouse Construction and Safe Operation – Fact Sheet 1 The toolbox provides a central information hub for growers. Growers can use this toolbox to find information based on a particular farm activity or issue including: 1. Getting the basics right … Continued
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
Producing cut flowers can be as rewarding as it is challenging. This fact sheet from 2004 presents career options in the growing sector of the cut flower industry.
Tasmanian Waratah Fact Sheet FAMILY: Proteaceae BOTANICAL NAME: Telopea truncata COMMON NAME: tasmanian waratah CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE: Endemic