Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

Yellow Bells – a new native cut flower for Australia

New fresh products are a key to the success of the floricultural industry. Chamelaucium (Waxflower) and Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paws) currently dominate Australian cut flower exports, however new material is sought to lift sales and increase profitability for growers. Australia has the disadvantages … Continued
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