New ginger cut flowers

New ginger cut flowers

New Product Development Research Officer Crops, Forestry & Horticulture Division DPIFM NT – Tropical gingers are known for their showy and unusual colours and forms. There are a number of ornamental gingers that are cultivated for their flowers, and one … Continued
Zinnias Latin: Zinnia elegans

Zinnias Latin: Zinnia elegans

Everything old is new again. Nowhere is this truer than in fashion, especially the fashion of flowers. The length of the cycle of popularity may vary, but garden favorites always come back. Take the common Zinnia, named the plant of … Continued
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