With the increasing proliferation of ‘new’ rural industries on the Australian landscape comes an ever increasing demand for research. There is a limit to government’s ability to meet this need and alternatives to the traditional institutional responsibility in meeting this … Continued
Geraldton wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is a native plant of Western Australia. There are over 400 named hybrids and varieties, with approximately 20 varieties being grown commercially. The flowering stems are sought as “fillers” which are useful for providing backing for single stemmed flowers such as roses, carnations and kangaroo paw. … Continued
The main potential disasters facing greenhouse growers in Australia include catastrophic fire, high winds, storms and hail. The most effective way to manage risk relating to these potential disasters is the emergency management spectrum, which includes prevent, prepare, respond and recover.
Case Study Highlights: Improved productivity of 50% Improvement in water and energy use 11.9%
This document proposes strategies and actions to be undertaken by all industry parties to achieve a series of identified goals. More complex issues are addressed in individual stand-alone “daughter” Plans that compliment this document. Thus far, QFGA has prepared the QLD Cutflower Industry R&D … Continued
The study sought to provide information on the USA and Canadian market for Australian native flowers and plantation grown Proteaceae of South African origin and, particularly, to identify opportunities for Australian growers and exporters to increase their market share.
For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
Australian wildflowers in China appear to be novel items which attract much attention among the people who see them and may be recognised by others as an opportunity to add a new element in their floral work. In Japan, Australian … Continued
It has large upright, terminal, cylindrical flower heads, 7 to 12 cm long. Each brush-like head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or florets. Each flower is fully open when the wiry style is sticking out. The flower spikes are initially … Continued
‘High Gold’ is a vigorous, early-flowering cultivar with large, bright yellow flower heads up to 8.5 cm in diameter. The flowers appear to glow against the dark green, heart-shaped leaves.