Forty years after the poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term fl ower power (1965), research proves that flowers actually do spread the happiness and joy the hippies once believed. Several university studies conducted between 2000 and 2005 point to the psychological, emotional, … Continued
Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued
From late autumn to early spring CO2 could help to increase the production. Especially when the production in this period is lower than in the rest of the year and it’s a “cheap” way to increase production and the quality of flowers.
A new method for ridding harvested fruits and vegetables of insect pests and microorganisms, without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals like methyl bromide, has been developed by researchers at UC Davis.
Information about reducing the costs of water useage
Marketing is something that a lot of small business people, including florists, do not fully understand, enjoy or feel confident in. It can (but does not need to) get expensive, doesn’t always work and requires an input of time and energy when … Continued
After discussing the results of the first assessment with Stuart, it was decided that flow rates could be increased by combining irrigation stations. During the following 12 months, Stuart trialled combinations of stations, and found that three stations could be run together, … Continued
Whenever I see, “Please make a donation in lieu of flowers, I think: why are they picking on florists? While giving to charities should be encouraged, why does it have to be at the expense of the floristry industry?
Discusses cut flower and foliage imports into Australia.
The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasised, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.