DOOR in Australian wildflowers and native plants

DOOR in Australian wildflowers and native plants

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
Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

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
Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

Solar energy as an alternate power source in cut flower production

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
Trends in the fresh-flower supply chain

Trends in the fresh-flower supply chain

For growers, shippers, breeders, brokers, and others in the supply chain for fresh cut flowers, it may seem like the dramatic changes now underfoot have been accelerating for years—especially since the economic crisis of 2008.
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
Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Market research, optimal plant propagation, and development of special postharvest handling techniques to increase vase life, have resulted in successful test marketing in Japan of Acacias as an export cut flower crop. Although there are approximately 700 species of Acacia … Continued