Assessing the vase-life of kangaroo paws

Assessing the vase-life of kangaroo paws

Assessing the vase-life of Kangaroo Paws Cut flowers must withstand harsh conditions during transport, particularly to export markets. The maintenance of quality is particularly important for these markets and the vase life which the consumer can expect is a major … Continued
Research Opens the Way to Improve Geraldton Waxflower Outturn

Research Opens the Way to Improve Geraldton Waxflower Outturn

Research opens the way to improve Geraldton Waxflower Outrun The report points the way to improving the marketability of Geraldton waxflowers by highlighting integrated management strategies which can reduce unsightly fungal lesions and growth and flower fall.
Post-harvest vase life of cut flowers of three cultivars of kangaroo paw

Post-harvest vase life of cut flowers of three cultivars of kangaroo paw

Post Harvest vase life of cut flowers of three cultivars of Kangaroo Paw The vase life of cut flowers of three commercial cultivars of kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos sp., cultivars ‘Regal Claw’, ‘Harmony’ and ‘Gold Fever’) was determined in relation to … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers from Australian Native Plants and Related Species Correct postharvest treatment and handling is essential if flowers are to maintain quality during marketing and export. The aim of this project was to bring together  advice that would … Continued
Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

Floral preservatives are a vital component of postharvest handling of cut flowers and are extensively used in floral arrangements to extend longevity and maintain quality. They maintain water uptake by controlling microbial growth and acidifying the solutions and provide sugars necessary to carry on metabolic … Continued
Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

In summary, continuous vase application of citric-Kathon, soda, or citric-Greenshield resulted in the best postharvest performance of marigold and sunflower, and continuous treatment with citric-Al or pulsing with citric-Kathon resulted in the best postharvest performance of cut roses; all of the aforementioned … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

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
Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

This document sets out a framework for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) on farms which defines essential elements for the development of best-practice for the global production of floriculture products. It defines the minimum standard acceptable to the leading retail groups in Europe, … Continued
Native Cut Flowers Extending Postharvest Life Using 1-MCP Treatment

Native Cut Flowers Extending Postharvest Life Using 1-MCP Treatment

This report documents a study into the effects of 1-MCP treatment on a variety of native Australian cut flowers. The effects of 1-MCP concentration, treatment duration and treatment temperature on the ethylene sensitivity of Grevillea ‘Sylvia’ inflorescences were evaluated. A … Continued
Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

Figuring out the proper time to harvest flowers and what to do with them post-harvest to ensure maximum vase life can seem pretty confusing at first. It really is a science unto itself. If you cut too soon, some blooms will wilt or … Continued