Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

This report details the development of a high yielding year-round flowering clone of flannel flower in terms of propagation protocols, cultural requirements and post-harvest recommendations. A new greenhouse industry of Australian native cut flower production has already been instigated as a result … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Blushing Bride

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Blushing Bride

Serruria is a fast growing, erect shrub with soft, fern-like leaves. High yields per bush are achievable. However, plants are particularly susceptible to Phytophthora root rot and need to be grown in well drained soils.
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Leucadendron has multi-branched stems densely covered with narrow green leaves, and each tipped with a strawberry pink to red round cone cupped by spirally arranged green bracts with reddish tips. The colour of the cones can vary considerably, due to different growing … Continued
Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

Reducing the risk of pests entering and becoming established in your production nursery

This manual is designed to assist you in protecting your property and the nursery production industry from new and invasive pests. By implementing the recommended measures in your day-to-day operations, you will improve your own biosecurity and that of your region, while minimising … Continued
Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

When myrtle rust was first detected, a response was initiated to eradicate myrtle rust. The  response was unsuccessful because myrtle rust spores are very easily dispersed by wind. In December 2010 eradication efforts were abandoned and transitioned to management.
Profits from proteas in NSW

Profits from proteas in NSW

Brushtop Farm is owned by the McInnes family and is located at Knights Hill in New South Wales, about two hours drive south of Sydney. Ben McInnes has shared his business experiences and knowledge of the industry, and two extracts … Continued