Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

Uptake preservation of Cut Flowers & Foliage

Drying and dyeing cutflowers and foliage is an important way of adding value. This project was undertaken to meet the industry’s needs for more reliable and cost-effective methods of preserving flowers and foliage. The report provides useful insights and technical information of … Continued
Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry – Where are all the flowers from?

Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry – Where are all the flowers from?

This purpose of this second part in the series is to present the collection of data on cut flower and foliage imports, exports and domestic production and the results of their analyses that were completed in the project. Part Two … Continued
How downtown flower markets are changing with the times.

How downtown flower markets are changing with the times.

Wherever they are, the downtown markets face a rising challenge from the growth of online selling, faster and better delivery service, and—not least—rising property values in urban areas. What follows is a look at just a sampling of the downtown flower markets, … Continued
Greenhouses- Preparing a development application an tips for success

Greenhouses- Preparing a development application an tips for success

Development applications are required in most instances for intensive horticultural buildings so a process of preparation, lodgement and assessment will be undertaken. This is to make sure the potential impacts on the site and neighbouring properties are managed, as well as reduce the … 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
Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce WFT was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers by about 30 … 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
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued