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
Cut flower growers frequently suffer from a lack of legal access to crop protection products (pesticides). The problem is that whilst their crops are valuable, they are often too small individually for agrichemical companies to bear the high cost of registering products for … Continued
The overall aim of the project was to continue the flower industry’s progress towards sustainability. This included efforts towards a national industry structure. Identifying and implementing nationally focussed activities requires commitment and support from both those leading the initiatives as well as … Continued
As a result of this project, ten cut foliage species ( Athertonia diversifolia, Banksia plagiocarpa, Eucalyptus phoenicea, Evodiella muelleri, Grevillea baileyana, Lomatia fraxinifolia, Neorites kevediana, Sarcotoechia serrata, Stenocarpus sp. Tully River (both varieties ‘Forest Gem’ and ‘Forest Lace’) and Xanthostemon chrysanthus) will be available … Continued
Discusses cut flower and foliage imports into Australia.
Ever since its discovery, plastic has become an integrated part of human life. In conjunction with the Flower Association of Queensland, an investigation has been conducted into the potential to reduce the amount of plastic used in the cut flower … Continued
The Cost and Profit Calculator is a decision support tool that will assist cut flower growers to accurately cost their products leading to better financial decision making during the marketing process.
Queensland Government Handout about work being undertaken by DPI&F
Introduction of novel wildflowers into cut flower production offers considerable marketing advantage. Blue smokebush is one such wildflower, which flowers from winter to spring. The aim of this project was to bring blue smokebush into cultivation. This has involved the … Continued
The Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) in partnership with Griffith University has chosen to commence the creation of a booklet aid for members of the floral industry, that will help them to select viable, alternative species which are not invasive or weed species. … Continued