7th Australian Native Flower Conference – Report

7th Australian Native Flower Conference – Report

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries sponsored the 7th Australian Native Flower Conference which was held in Brisbane during May 25th-28th at the Bardon Conference Centre, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane. The conference … 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
Cut flower production of blue smokebush

Cut flower production of blue smokebush

Introduction of novel wildflowers into cut flower production offers considerable marketing advantage. Blue smokebush is one such wildflower, which flowers from winter to spring. The aim of this project was to bring blue smokebush into cultivation. This has involved the … Continued
HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

The environmental benefits of mulch are well documented. However it is a practice that some commercial growers in the horticultural industries have been reluctant to adopt. The greatest barrier to adoption is the perceived cost coupled with the long time … Continued
Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

This project is the first in Australia or overseas to address the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and … Continued
Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

The wildflower industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Wildflowers are now cultivated in all states, and Australia’s annual wildflower production is around $46 million (farmgate). One of the key strategies for this industry to be successful, … Continued