OG Article Scan The Flower Association has been working with industry members from across the country in an effort to address some issues associated with on line order gatherers (OGs). An OG is a company that only has an on … Continued
AFI Iss36 Page 24-25 – Business planning for the cut flower gro There is a time-proven formula for any business plan, including for a cut flower or foliage business. These are the major elements that should be included in the plan.
AFI Iss42 Page 32-33 – Victorian Bulb Grower Seventeen years on from its first planting, Sunny Hill Flowers based at Silvan in Victoria, continues to produce premium bulb-based lily and iris flowers thanks to the direction of grower Rob de Wit and … Continued
How they eat can hurth them.pdfFeb11 Pests that feed on YOUR plants have different feeding behaviours, including chewing, sucking, mining, woodboring and gall-forming. Most insect pests that attack ornamental plants grown in greenhouses and nurseries have sucking or piercing-sucking mouthparts; these include aphids, whiteflies, … Continued
AFI Iss46 – page 42-44 – Moving forward as a united industry For the Australian cut flower industry overall, the ideal situation would be a strong and sustainable domestic production sector which fulfils the consumer’s need for local product, while working … Continued
Since the first of February leading up to Valentine’s Day, there were 10.5 million stems of roses imported (up from 9.1 million in 2017), with 6.4 million coming in from Kenya (up from 5.2 million last year). Given the ever-increasing volume of … Continued
The environmental portrait is used to showcase what you do, where you do it and who is doing it. The viewer wants to be drawn into the picture to see the slice of life that you are presenting. It’s all about creating … Continued
What is to become of the flower and floristry industry? This is the worst I’ve seen it, with everyone trying to grab their piece of the cake at the expense of others in the chain.
Industries such as the nursery industry have taken steps to phase out the use of weeds; however the cut flower industry has been slower to respond. Recent assessments have shown that up to 170 species of weeds are being used in floristry throughout Australia. … Continued
Case Study from ‘Top of the Range Flowers’ on changes in the industry over the last fifteen years.