Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

This report deals with the traditional, exotic (e.g. rose, gerbera, chrysanthemum, lisianthus), orchid and tropical (e.g. heliconia, zingiber) cut flower segments of the cut flower and foliage sector. It excludes the wildflower segment which is Australian native flower production, wild … Continued
Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

The cut flower industry is expanding world-wide and Australia is actively seeking to generate niche markets for its unique range of native flora. Because Australia is geographically isolated from the high volume markets of Europe and North America, growers are … Continued
Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

This report describes the development of superior Leptospermum hybrids through a breeding program and the evaluation of post-harvest performance and techniques. This report is targeted at wildflower growers interested in producing Leptospermum for cut flowers and similarly for growers looking … Continued
North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

The aim of this project is to assist industry to further develop and commercialise five north Queensland native foliage species. Previous RIRDC funded research (DAQ-262A) resulted in the identification of five native foliage species for further development and commercialisation. These … Continued
Development of intergeneric rootstocks for Christmas flowering Verticordia: A new Christmas flower

Development of intergeneric rootstocks for Christmas flowering Verticordia: A new Christmas flower

Traditionally, Australian flowers for export are available from autumn to late spring. There are few cultivated species that enable harvesting and export during the Christmas season, a time of high demand but low supply. Exporters have identified the need for … Continued
Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Many Australian plants produce poor quality seeds or seeds that are deeply dormant. Successful plant establishment by cuttings can often be difficult and sometimes impossible. Research into new propagation technology is essential for meeting the present and future demands for the … Continued
Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

This project aimed to identify strategies to improve the domestic market share for wildflowers, by determining the current flower and wildflower buying patterns. While there have been a number of reports on the export market for wildflowers, there has been … Continued
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
Double pink waxflower propagation development

Double pink waxflower propagation development

Geraldton wax has been cultivated as a garden ornamental for many decades, and more recently cultivated for large scale floriculture. Early commercial plantings concentrated on traditional plants with colours of purple, pink and white. The past decade has seen the … Continued