Issues for a growing business

Issues for a growing business

In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges … Continued
The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

In Australia, it seems likely that the government will implement regulatory legislation and policies over the next 5 to 10 years to address the issue of climate change, which will directly impact business operations and procedures.This document considers the possible … Continued
Greenhouse Toolbox – Construction of exits, access and egress

Greenhouse Toolbox – Construction of exits, access and egress

Construction of exits should be completed in accordance with the National Construction Code (NCC). To ensure people can move safely to and within a greenhouse it must have walking surfaces with safe gradients, doors installed that avoid risk of occupants being blocked … Continued
The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

The Queensland cut flower industry and climate change

In Australia, it seems likely that the government will implement regulatory legislation and policies over the next 5 to 10 years which will directly impact business operations and procedures. This legislation is likely to focus on two key areas: • Reducing the rate of climate … Continued
Fumigating Postharvested Wildflowers for Export

Fumigating Postharvested Wildflowers for Export

Australian exports of cut flowers were estimated to be worth $A30.1 million in 1995/96 with Australian wildflowers comprising over 90% of exports. However, insect infestations in the flowers and foliage have caused rejections of consignments of flowers by importing countries.