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
Field-grown speciality cut flowers offer a diversity of products and are increasingly profitable for growers throughout the U.S. Although speciality cut flower production is both national and world-wide, each region of a country or state possesses specific climates suited for certain … Continued
The Trade Mission to Japan in October 2007 focused on two main activities; Meeting flower industry leaders, participants and customers to learn more about the requirements of the flower and foliage market Contributing and participating in the Trade stand at … Continued
In the United States, flowers are shipped through various marketing channels at temperatures that are often too high. Damage to plant products can result, causing reduced vase life, disappointed customers and decreased profits.Australian floriculture can also benefit from attention to … Continued
In the last issue of the magazine, we reported on the development of a project by the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) to consider the published data on cut flower and foliage imports and to investigate the issues associated … Continued
There are few industries that could be more sensitive to changes in our natural environment – and the need to protect it – than the flower industry. While a bouquet of flowers is a reminder to us of the beauty … Continued
Where do you want your business to be in a year’s time? Have a little daydream and plan the future. Think generally – for instance, you want to be the biggest in your town – and specifically – you want … Continued
In Australia, it seems likely that the government will implement regulatory legislation and policies over the next 5 to 10 years to address the issue of climate change, which will directly impact business operations and procedures.This document considers the possible … Continued
Growers can control the greenhouse climate including light levels, temperature and humidity. These variables can impact plant quality, yield and the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Diffuse light through cladding and membranes plays an important role in increased and uniform productivity.
As with many greenhouse practices, nutrient management is not just about choosing the right fertilizer: it’s about reviewing all the practices that may directly or indirectly affect nutrient management.