Positioning the Queensland cut flower industry to strategically respond to the impacts of climate change

Positioning the Queensland cut flower industry to strategically respond to the impacts of climate change

A Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) project, Positioning the Queensland Cut Flower Industry to Strategically Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change, was completed which outlined the potential ramifications for Queensland‟s $151 million commercial cut flower and foliage industry. The resulting publication, The Queensland … Continued
Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila Growing in Central Australia

Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath or perennial gypsophila) is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family. The flower is commonly used in wedding bouquets and as a filler behind roses. Several varieties trialled in Tennant Creek, Ti Tree and Alice Springs performed well but Bristol … Continued
Greenhouse Toolbox – Fire; access and egress

Greenhouse Toolbox – Fire; access and egress

Many greenhouses are relatively isolated from the nearest fire station and may  lack adequate water supply to fight structural fires. As protected cropping structures become larger and evolve from low technology greenhouses to medium or high technology greenhouses the risk of faults in equipment … Continued
PASO – Labor Conditions and Social Challenges for Colombia’s Flower Sector Employees

PASO – Labor Conditions and Social Challenges for Colombia’s Flower Sector Employees

This report describes a panorama in which Colombian flower sector employees suffer due to poverty wages, long working hours, sexual harassment, occupational health and safety issues, the repression of union rights, violations of employees’ freedom of association, and the use of intermediary agencies … Continued
Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis

Cut Flower and Foliage Industry Pesticide Gap Analysis

Cut flower growers frequently suffer from a lack of legal access to crop protection products (pesticides). The problem is that whilst their crops are valuable, they are often too small individually for agrichemical companies to bear the high cost of registering products for … Continued