Fair-trade labels in the cut-flower market

Fair-trade labels in the cut-flower market

There is actually a very good reason, aside from the feel-good ones. It turns out that good practices translate into good quality. Of the many labels and certification programs that provide assurance cut flowers were  produced in a responsible manner, all incorporate criteria … Continued
Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry – Cut-flower Sustainable Management Plan 2018–22

Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry – Cut-flower Sustainable Management Plan 2018–22

Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry: sustainable management plan 2018–22 continues the system to facilitate and regulate sustainably harvesting and producing material for the cut-flower industry in NSW. The tools and strategies in this plan support the long-term … Continued
Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

Beyond Plastic options for the cut flower and foliage industry

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
FloraCulture International – Sustainability

FloraCulture International – Sustainability

Sustainability is the theme of this edition of FloraCulture International. What strikes me is that I am not the only optimist around when it comes to this subject. Sustainability provides great opportunities for the industry. We can help society get greener, healthier, … Continued
Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry –

This study tour saw first-hand Sustainable Production Technologies for the Cut Flower Industry.  Israel, Spain and the Netherlands were visited to assess specific areas of interest. – Design and application of new water efficient technologies (inground and hydroponic) – Identification and … Continued
Plastics and the flower industry

Plastics and the flower industry

The Flower Association initiated a project in partnership with Griffith University to look into the use of plastics in the flower industry. The aim was to investigate environmentally-friendly floral sundries and packaging substitutes and make initial price comparisons to determine their … Continued
Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Sustainable Cut Flower Production

This publication focuses on sustainable production of cut flowers. It is not meant as a primer for inexperienced growers, but rather as a complementary piece of information that concentrates on sustainable production techniques. Some of the topics covered include integrated pest management, … Continued