Flower Industry Careers Guide

Flower Industry Careers Guide

The aim of this project was to develop a freely available public resource to address the current lack of career-based information for the floriculture industry and to encourage new entrants into the industry. This was achieved with the development of … Continued
Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

Cut flower industry plan: PISC national RD&E plans (Draft)

This report deals with the traditional, exotic (e.g. rose, gerbera, chrysanthemum, lisianthus), orchid and tropical (e.g. heliconia, zingiber) cut flower segments of the cut flower and foliage sector. It excludes the wildflower segment which is Australian native flower production, wild … Continued
Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

Consumer survey into attitudes to cut flowers

A survey was conducted at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in Brisbane, 8-17 August 2013. Responses were collected from those visiting the show hall and willing to complete a survey. 710 surveys were completed. The show is a general entertainment … Continued
New and Emerging Plant Industries Three-Year RD&E Plan January 2015 to June 2018

New and Emerging Plant Industries Three-Year RD&E Plan January 2015 to June 2018

This Three-Year RD&E Plan outlines the new, emerging and other core funded plant industries’ research, development and extension (RD&E) objectives from 1 January 2015 until 30 June 2018. These objectives have been shaped by the RIRDC Corporate Plan 2012–2017 which … Continued
Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

Delaying postharvest senescence of cut flowers using nitric oxide

The cut flower industry is expanding world-wide and Australia is actively seeking to generate niche markets for its unique range of native flora. Because Australia is geographically isolated from the high volume markets of Europe and North America, growers are … Continued
RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

RIRDC Report: Wildflower marketing workshop

In November 1999, the Australian Flora and Protea Growers Association, with support from RIRDC, commissioned research into the domestic market for wildflowers. That project (AFP-1A) aimed to find out consumers’ attitudes to wildflowers, and, based on that information, to identify … Continued
Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

Developing leptospermum for cut flowers

This report describes the development of superior Leptospermum hybrids through a breeding program and the evaluation of post-harvest performance and techniques. This report is targeted at wildflower growers interested in producing Leptospermum for cut flowers and similarly for growers looking … Continued
HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

HAL Project FL09000 Assessment of mulch to improve water use efficiency and productivity of in-ground native flower production

The environmental benefits of mulch are well documented. However it is a practice that some commercial growers in the horticultural industries have been reluctant to adopt. The greatest barrier to adoption is the perceived cost coupled with the long time … Continued
North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

North Queensland native foliage for the flower industry

The aim of this project is to assist industry to further develop and commercialise five north Queensland native foliage species. Previous RIRDC funded research (DAQ-262A) resulted in the identification of five native foliage species for further development and commercialisation. These … Continued