Plastics and the flower industry

Plastics and the flower industry

The Flower Association initiated a project in partnership with Griffith University to look into the use of plastics in the flower industry. The aim was to investigate environmentally-friendly floral sundries and packaging substitutes and make initial price comparisons to determine their … Continued
Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … Continued
Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

The report describes biochemical, tissue type and temporal (time) nature of scent (volatiles) emissions from native Australian Ptilotus nobilis Passion and Purity flowers. It also reports on the desirability of Ptilotus nobilis Passion scent to consumers who may perceive fragrance as a … Continued