Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry – Key trends and implications

Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry – Key trends and implications

Part 3 of the series explores the background to the issue and the industry’s opinions and experiences about imports, via the literature and direct discussions with the industry. Statistics on flower and foliage imports, exports and domestic production have also … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Eucalyptus flowers, Gum blossom

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Eucalyptus flowers, Gum blossom

The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product … 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.