Key diseases found in ornamental crops, information on how they develop and spread. Contains a directory of diseases, identification methods and management.
Being familiar with the normal growth of a crop is a “must” in knowing when there might be a disease or an environmental factor affecting the crop.
The project has characterised a number of blue smokebush selections exhibiting different flowering times, form and colour. Production protocols have been developed for the successful cultivation of blue smokebush. Testing on export markets has shown blue smokebush to be a sought-after cut … Continued
The discovery that smoke plays a critical role in germinating seeds of Australian native species has opened up new opportunities for restoring, managing and growing our native plants. This publication details the development and application of smoke for nursery propagation with opportunities for … Continued
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
The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasized, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
The flannel flower is one of the most recognisable Australian native flowers, with attractive white flowers and grey-green foliage with a flannelly texture.
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
The Best Bets analysis is a valuable market research tool to help growers increase the industry’s supply base. It has enabled exporters to collectively list crops for which they have a demand and are under supplied. Through the Best Bets analysis … Continued
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.