Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Acacia cut flower & foliage production manual

Market research, optimal plant propagation, and development of special postharvest handling techniques to increase vase life, have resulted in successful test marketing in Japan of Acacias as an export cut flower crop. Although there are approximately 700 species of Acacia … Continued
Flowers 2011- The Australian Flower Conference

Flowers 2011- The Australian Flower Conference

This report highlights the presentations made by the author at the Flowers 2011 Conference and the success of the trade booth set up to disseminate the wildflower quality specifications and postharvest manual (both outcomes of RIRDC PRJ-000331) and showcase high … 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
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
Australian wildflower product directory

Australian wildflower product directory

This chart covers the most commonly grown wildflower cut flower and foliage products for which a quality specification or product fact sheet is available. The Australian wildflower industry supplies many other products (both species and varieties of the products listed here, … Continued
Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

Breeding of eucalypt bud and flower lines

This project is the first in Australia or overseas to address the breeding of eucalypts for the cut stem sector of ornamental horticulture. All currently existing cultivars were developed for amenity horticulture, and are not suitable for the new and … Continued
Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

Broombrush baeckea: Prospects for cutflower commercialisation

The wildflower industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Wildflowers are now cultivated in all states, and Australia’s annual wildflower production is around $46 million (farmgate). One of the key strategies for this industry to be successful, … 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
Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC

Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC

Economic evaluation of investment in the wildflowers R&D program by RIRDC The primary purpose of this report is to provide input to the RIRDC evaluation policy. Specific objectives were to ascertain if, and to what extent, benefits have accrued from … Continued