Optimum irrigation scheduling techniques for key wildflower crops: do they exist? A literature review

Optimum irrigation scheduling techniques for key wildflower crops: do they exist? A literature review

With an increasing focus on water in recent times, more efficient use of water has become a key issue for many irrigated farms. Irrigation and irrigation scheduling has moved towards a high-tech solution of precise water application, with farm management … Continued
Commercial potential of NSW flora workshop proceedings

Commercial potential of NSW flora workshop proceedings

The main objectives of the workshop were to identify which components of the New South Wales flora have greatest potential for commercialisation and to highlight which aspects of these species should be researched. A subsidiary, but important objective was to … Continued
Cultivating Australian native plants: Achieving results with small research grants

Cultivating Australian native plants: Achieving results with small research grants

Ten years ago the Australian Special Rural Research Council was determining priorities for the funding of research and development for Australian native cut flower growing and exporting. Views were divided as to whether to develop a diverse selection of native … 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
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
Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Developing synthetic seeds for clonal propagation of Australian plants: Somatic embryogenesis as a precursor to synthetic seeds

Many Australian plants produce poor quality seeds or seeds that are deeply dormant. Successful plant establishment by cuttings can often be difficult and sometimes impossible. Research into new propagation technology is essential for meeting the present and future demands for the … Continued
Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

Domestic market analysis for wildflowers

This project aimed to identify strategies to improve the domestic market share for wildflowers, by determining the current flower and wildflower buying patterns. While there have been a number of reports on the export market for wildflowers, there has been … Continued