Getting Started in Wildflowers12-090 This guide provides advice aimed at assisting potential wildflower growers to make a realistic assessment of their capacity to enter the industry and be successful. It also provides information on all aspects of setting up a plantation and … Continued
AFI Iss43 – Page 26-27 – Profits from proteas in NSW Brushtop Farm is owned by the McInnes family and is located at Knights Hill in New South Wales, about two hours drive south of Sydney. Ben McInnes has shared his … Continued
Quality specifications for 32 major flowers, with photographs and recommendations for harvesting and postharvest handling, have been produced in a parallel publication, linked to the manual. The manual also includes fact sheets for 16 important flowers and advice on many others. This is … Continued
Following the success of the Do-Our-Own-Research in the Australian nursery industry (Hunter, 1997), the project leader was invited to conduct a similar exercise in the Australian Wildflower and Protea Industry. In essence, the concept promulgates a radical shift in the conduct of … Continued
This project worked with growers in Western Australia and some other states to identify their costs and production structures. It reviewed knowledge on benchmarking in other industries and developed a self help manual template for future use. It carried out an extensive … Continued
ANFGPA was formed in the nineties, based around the need to educate and promote Australian cut flowers.
This report aims lo establish an initial picture of the wildflower industry in NSW. The results will be distributed to the survey participants and those interested in the industry. A summary of the findings has been presented to participants at the Annual … Continued
The Trade Mission to Japan in October 2007 focused on two main activities; Meeting flower industry leaders, participants and customers to learn more about the requirements of the flower and foliage market Contributing and participating in the Trade stand at … Continued
A PowerPoint highlighting issues and ideas for native flower growers.
In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges facing the … Continued