Emily Rigby from Cedar Hill Flowers and Foliage is currently undertaking the project, “Improved export market access for Australian Wildflowers through disinfestation with Vapormate”. The proejct will run comprehensive trials to assess the suitability of the BOC Gas’ product Vapormate® for fumigation of cut flowers and foliage.
The trials are important to determine what concentrations and duration of treatment provide effective insect pest disinfestation without damage for up to twelve flower products. The testing will commence in August.
If you would like to be involved, you need to be able to donate the product to be tested, in sufficient quantities, and ship it to the testing facility at Cedar Hill’s fumigation facility (Woombye, Queensland) by the required date. The project can cover freight costs if required. If you have any questions or would like your product(s) to be included in this trial please contact Emily to discuss further. Please wait until after July 25 as Emily is currently travelling overseas on her Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship and will have limited email access during this time.
Emily Rigby (Research Manager)
Cedar Hill Flowers & Foliage Pty Ltd
Phone: 07 5442 3055