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
To successfully grow freesia on a year-round basis, you need to make sure you have all the fundamentals right. Blokker Freesia was established in 1997. Our block has a sandy/loam soil with excellent drainage and is located in an ideal … Continued
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
Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp. and Macropidia sp.) is native to Western Australia and has been cultivated for several years. It has become a substantial export earner for Australia with markets in Japan, USA and Europe. The flower can be used in arrangements as … Continued
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
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
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.
You can make changes to the interactive PDF budget files for this publication by inputting your own prices and quantities in the green-outlined cells for any item. You will need to click on and add your own estimated price and … Continued
The Cost and Profit Calculator is a decision support tool that will assist cut flower growers to accurately cost their products leading to better financial decision making during the marketing process.
During the drought, flower growers in south-east Queensland were required to reduce overall on-farm water usage to minimise the demand on our dwindling water supplies. The majority of flower growers are currently highly efficient users of water. This is demonstrated … Continued