This publication considers the breeding biology of waxflowers (Chamelaucium) with special emphases on chromosome numbers, ploidy levels, ploidy manipulation, chloroplast DNA inheritance, identification of natural and artificial hybrids, hybridisation barriers, embryology and early embryo rescue. It discusses how this information and methodologies can … Continued
A desktop research study to collect, analyse and interpret existing data on the volumes of imported and domestic cut flower and foliage products. By examining the data and comparing the numbers, the aim was to develop a better understanding of … Continued
The plant grows naturally in coastal areas to the north and south of Perth, WA. It is an upright shrub up to 2 m tall. It prefers coarse, well-drained sandy soils. Plants tolerate hot and dry summer conditions, but summer irrigation is required … Continued
Rice flower is used as a filler in mixed bunches and dried arrangements and is popular on both the domestic and export markets. It is a spring-flowering, perennial, Australian native shrub which has been grown in plantations since the 1980s.
Monitoring soil moisture fluctuations, weed control and productivity of the native cut flower NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum gummiferum) in under mulched and unmulched conditions has provided valuable information to support the adoption of mulching as a best management practice for sustainable in-ground flower … Continued
The first step in the assessment process was to determine the efficiency of the pump. This was achieved by conducting a pump assessment where operating pressure, flow rates and electricity consumption were measured. During this assessment, recirculation cavitation noise was apparent, and from the … Continued
Audits were conducted with the intention of determining what energy conserving measures a grower had in place and what the payback would be for new or improved measures. The USDA grant programs are designed to help growers reduce energy use and to reduce … Continued
This manual follows the life cycle of co-operatives. There are sections to help readers understand what co-operatives are, start new co-operatives, understand how a co-operative is planned and managed, and how to deal with changes, including ending membership and closing a co-operative.