Coloured shade nets We suggest that the coloured net technology can be applied to enhance commercially desired plant responses, thus substituting the use of growth regulators or pruning.
Quality specifications for 32 major flowers, with photographs and recommendations for harvesting and postharvest handling, have been produced in a parallel publication, linked to the manual. The manual also includes fact sheets for 16 important flowers and advice on many others. This is … Continued
Queensland Government Handout about work being undertaken by DPI&F
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
Discusses cut flower and foliage imports into Australia.
As a result of this project, ten cut foliage species ( Athertonia diversifolia, Banksia plagiocarpa, Eucalyptus phoenicea, Evodiella muelleri, Grevillea baileyana, Lomatia fraxinifolia, Neorites kevediana, Sarcotoechia serrata, Stenocarpus sp. Tully River (both varieties ‘Forest Gem’ and ‘Forest Lace’) and Xanthostemon chrysanthus) will be available … Continued
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 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
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
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