Australian cut flower and foliage industry: Industry development needs assessment and plan

Australian cut flower and foliage industry: Industry development needs assessment and plan

The process of informing and empowering those involved in horticulture to make better business decisions can be difficult, costly and hard to measure. Identifying and prioritising industry development needs and assessing a variety of options to meet those needs requires … Continued
Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Investigations into the Causes of Bract Browning in Waratahs

Bract browning of waratahs reduces their market value and export potential as a cut flower crop. Many environmental factors such as light, water stress and localised calcium deficiency have been implicated in the  development of bract browning. Potted waratahs of cultivars ‘Olympic Flame’ … Continued
A study of the USA flower market 1998

A study of the USA flower market 1998

With the rapid development of Australian floricultural products over the last decade the importance of marketplace information has become more important to both new and experienced growers and exporters. This market report prepared by the Flower Export Council of Australia … Continued
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
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
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