Because of the global production system and marketplace, and the high perishability of cut flowers, air transport has been the transport system of choice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information on the factors that affect the postharvest life of cut … Continued
Grower Brian Parry comes from a pioneer wildflower family. Brian’s uncle, Henry Parry, established Floralands Nursery, possibly the first wildflower farm in Australia, in 1908 at Kariong on the Central Coast of NSW. Brian’s parents, Percy and Olive Parry, took … Continued
Sun Kissed Flowers is a Dutch based flower breeding and growing company specialising in “summer” flowers produced in The Netherlands and Ethiopia. Wim Van den Hoogen and Bas Vloet laid the foundations of Sun Kissed Flowers in 1979 in Cuijk … Continued
As consumers, our lives are shaped by brands. On a daily basis, large corporations invest a high percentage of their marketing budget on brand development and promotion. Their goal is to instil strong consumer awareness and a brand profile to … Continued
It’s a rare opportunity to gain an insight into a self-made man who has served the floriculture industry for the greater part of his life. When you meet the 92-year-old dynamo that is Frank Baguley and he takes you on … Continued
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries sponsored the 7th Australian Native Flower Conference which was held in Brisbane during May 25th-28th at the Bardon Conference Centre, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane. The conference … Continued
Working at heights Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found in protected cropping environments by working on roofs, operating machinery for maintenance, and loading and unloading trucks.
Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum • Estimated payback period on the changes implemented is less than 12 months.
Whenever I see, “Please make a donation in lieu of flowers, I think: why are they picking on florists? While giving to charities should be encouraged, why does it have to be at the expense of the floristry industry?
Career opportunities in Lifestyle horticulture.