CAFRE demonstrates and assists adoption of cut flower and foliage species and their systems of production to interested farmers and growers.
Students attending Floristry courses at Greenmount Campus also have first hand exposure to the range of varieties for use in their floral arrangements.
Cut flower technology programmes focus on a number of areas including cool climate crops, season extension, pest & disease management and new varieties. A wide range of facilities at the Horticulture Development Centre, Greenmount Campus enable cut flower crops to be grown in glasshouses, poly tunnels or in the field.
Guidance on customer care and flower sales
Caring about your customers and showing it through your service gives you a high return on your time, effort and the money you invest.
- Information and summary technical notes on the varieties of cut flowers
- Information and summary technical notes on the varieties of cut foilage
CAFRE and DARD Supply Chain Development Branch have produced a range of publications, reports and technical notes on the production and marketing of cut flowers and foliage.