Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers and revised manual of postharvest treatments for wildflowers

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers and revised manual of postharvest treatments for wildflowers

This report describes how the project developed a series of easy to use quality specifications for the major wildflower products traded on Australia’s domestic and export markets. These provide the ‘minimum acceptable’ product specifications at market entry, using photos and easy to … Continued
Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry: Issues, opinions and opportunities

Flower and foliage imports and the Australian industry: Issues, opinions and opportunities

This project has shown that the issue of imported floral products has created strong reactions within the Australian domestic production sector. Given the complexity of the issue and the number of individual aspects involved, there is a tendency towards mixed … Continued
Postharvest Treatments for Wildflowers

Postharvest Treatments for Wildflowers

Correct postharvest treatment and handling is essential if flowers are to maintain quality during marketing and export. This project has produced a workbook that provides growers and exporters with practical information about postharvest treatment of fresh wildflowers. The book, Postharvest Handling of … Continued
Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Enhancing the Uptake of Sustainable Cut Flower Production

Cut Flowers Best Practice Guide – Best Bunch is a Farm Management System (FMS) designed to increase the self-reliance, competitiveness and sustainability of commercial cut flower and foliage growers. The FMS is recognised as providing a focused and coordinated approach for the … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … Continued